Today we have the debut of Humants #4. As I wrote yesterday this was not the original cover for this issue either. We’ll save that for the back cover similar to how we did the covers for # 3. The original cover was the pin-up of The Herald we featured on page 31 of last issue, which was done by none other than Mark Poe, the artist. As publisher, Mr. Poe elected to use this awesome Christopher Torres illustration instead of his own work? Why? Well, as I wrote yesterday since we were trying to establish a place in the market we needed the best covers which would get the distributor’s, comic shop owner’s, and fan’s attention. The original Herald cover certainly would have filled that criteria, but the Torres art was done in that often mentioned Art Adams/Jim lee Style which later lead to the beginning of Image Comics. In other words, it was HOT in the market at the time, so the publisher went with what was hot! It was not who’s art was better on this issue, or the last, but really only a matter of who’s cover would jump out and grab attention MORE and hopefully generate more sales! ’nuff said 😉
This issue features the all out war between the Humants and the Renegade Humants! It’s action from cover to cover as Freazie White, Jr. writes and does finished pencils over Mark Poe’s layouts and we introduce a new inker, Paul Schulze! This one would look great in color if we only had the time, but it rocks out in black and white too! Enjoy!