The title of this post comes from a great Bolland Supercover, a welcome change after a few lacklustre weeks. The anatomical close-up of a frog and an astronaut’s face shows the kind of detail that Bolland will become famous for by the end of the next decade, especially on his covers for US comics.
Welcome to any new readers who followed the link from Eamonn’s Mega City Book Club!
Another week, another supercover, another art style I don’t recognise. Not a fantastic picture, I’m afraid – can’t help feeling that Belardinelli would have made a better job of it (you can tell I like his artwork, can’t you?) I’m detecting two types of Supercover – those by Brian Bolland and Kevin O’Neill, which are an excuse to print fantastic artwork with a story tacked on, and fill-in weeks by other, less distinctive artists, where the mediocre stories are mere space-fillers.
Can’t say I can identify the artist who provided this Supercover. Some parts are reminiscent of Belardinelli, but it’s impossible to tell past the heavy colouring. Barney comes to the rescue! The picture of a couple of meteors about to hit a Mega-City was drawn by Lopez – is this the fate that awaits MC1, or is it a different Mega-City?
Involved with the prog since the beginning, Kev O’Neill is much more visible in this prog – getting both a cover and a three-episode story (apparently written and drawn by the art droid). A giant alien dominates the cover, with details on its spacesuit which would be at home on the casing of one of O’Neill’s meks. There is no official credit, but O’Neill sneaks his surname in at the bottom.