As promised, this is my entry about my covers for Avengers #4,5,and 6. I am a man of my word. Three covers for the price of one blog entry-- What a deal! Is any other comic artist's blog bringing you deals this good? I DON'T THINK SO! I'm practically giving blog content away here. Blogtent.
So yeah! What you see above is my cover for Avengers #5.
And here is cover #4 (without the logo this time) followed by cover #6
(I'll have to make sure all my covers don't become a hand reaching out cover.)
So why am I posting about these three covers all together? Well because originally I had this idea.
That's right! I was going to continue the image from covers 1,2,3. This was the idea almost from the start. I wanted to have covers 4, 5, and 6 come out one at a time and slowly reveal the full 180 turn.
But this idea had a few problems-- The first is that by turning the camera a full 180 degrees you end up seeing the backs of peoples heads. It's not the best way to showcase our three new Avengers characters. The other big problem was that I needed a good villainous element for them to be facing and I didn't really have one that made sense for this series.
Those problems aside, I loved this idea. I don't think I've seen this sort of thing before and it was really exciting to me. But I went ahead and did sketches for stand alone covers just to offer an alternative.
Jonathan and the folks in editorial basically said I could go ether way. They liked both ideas, the connected image and the single images. So it was up to me to decide. I went with the single images because they just did the job better, and the connected image just didn't quite work, as much as I liked the idea.
And that's why I wanted to talk about these three covers all at once.
(A quick note: Captain Universe has a different design in the connected image because, at the time, I didn't know what she would look like.)
Before I go, here's a look at these three covers before color.
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