ANDRU & ESPOSITO: The Cover Art
The only problem with Mike's version was the Superman image. I've already stated what the issues were with that image (that it's an Andru/Giordano image, not A&E) but it still makes a good centerpiece for the cover itself. Personally my draft text version has the Netzer cover as it's cover. Still it's a good cover and I can't wait to hold it in my hands - I've yet to see the final version. That's one of the occupational hazards of working across the planet, you tend to be excluded from the final decision making process due to distance. To paraphrase G Blaney; the tyranny of distance makes this kind of thing very hard indeed. Still, it's partially my name on the cover and that's what counts.
It's still kind of hard to comprehend that I spent the better part of two years working on that book. It was a hellish two years in parts, with ups and downs, and the book stands a testament to that time. I finished writing it before I had a publisher. I did the same with the Jim Mooney book - that one was 80% finished before I shopped it around. I do prefer writing that way and to those who think I'm insane because I'm not getting paid for all that time, well the writing is the payment, because, as I've been told by many, these books make no money for the authors. Pure and simple.
Still, that's the cover to look out for - see it, hold it, embrace it and then buy it and read it. You'll enjoy it.