This week's cover is from the US format 90s imprint. Yes, I know that part of the point of this feature was to showcase the covers that US readers never got to see, but this cover is a bit special. Why? Because it's a Marvel UK cover by an American industry great.
Black Axe #1 - By John Romita Jr.
Now, I sometimes hear a bit of derision spread around the net about Black Axe, but I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the character. Sure, his splash page tagline was not as punchy as, say, Spider-man's or the 'Children of the Atom' tag the X-Men had, but I always thought the guy had potential.
But how can you fault this cover? Black Axe and death's Head drawn by JR Jr? I can't. The detailing is great. And it also shows that Romita can draw a mean Death's Head.
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