As we've seen in the past, it's often the color treatment that can elevate a pedestrian cover into an awesome one. This Mike Zeck MASTER OF KUNG FU cover is all right, nothing special, and maybe even a little bit stiff and posed-looking. But that color approach makes it pop like wild. This scan doesn't … Continue reading Great Covers – MASTER OF KUNG FU #68
A very simple Mike Zeck cover for MASTER OF KUNG FU, relying on the character’s intensity of expression to ensnare prospective readers.
A similar logo tilt and ground line tilt is employed on this CAPTAIN AMERICA cover by Mike Zeck, for the issue in which the U.S. Government strips Steve Rogers of his costumed persona. It’s a nice design, with the stripes of the flag becoming dripping blood, and Cap’s emotional state communicated by his body language … Continue reading Great Covers – CAPTAIN AMERICA #332
An often-homaged cover, this CAPTAIN AMERICA piece by Mike Zeck combines detail and composition into something of a synthesis of the approaches of Neal Adams and Jim Steranko. Deathlok’s red eye right at the center is focal point, and the diagonal of the gun and hand takes the viewer to the image of Captain America … Continue reading Great Covers – CAPTAIN AMERICA #286
This Mike Zeck CAPTAIN AMERICA cover is all about contrasts and expectations. It’s a pretty shocking image, in that we expect to see Cap brandishing a shield, rather than an automatic weapon, and the look of anger and hatred on Cap’s face is similarly unexpected. How could you not want to crack open the book … Continue reading Great Covers – CAPTAIN AMERICA #321