Sunday, 9 March 2008

ICFD Cover of the Week - 9th March 2008

This week's cover, once more, comes courtesy of Steve Sampson.

As you can see this is cover to Overkill #19, from Jan 1993. And this remains one of my favourite Overkill covers. The way Sampson captures the essence of Motormouth here is brilliant. It's kind of pop art, kind of psychedelic and kind of pinky all in one. What better way to describe Harley herself. It's also such a great way to visualise those sound blasts. Characters with sonic powers are so damned difficult to physically show on page, but this kind of series of resonating circles down a line captures it very well, indeed.

I'm very sorry for the lack of updates this last week. I have been quite poorly sick, and whilst I could stumble online to check my mail and drop the odd word, anything more detailed seemed to tax me a little too far. Rest assured I'm back with it now, and Part 2 of Understanding Captain Britain (Which seems even more timely, with other recent announcements) will be on it's way this week.

I'd also like to take the time, if I may, in plugging another little project of mine. Some of you will know that last year I came third in Comixfan's Superhero Idol fan fiction tournament. I was playing as Captain Britain (I know, such an unpredictable turn of events!). Well this year Comixfan are doing a similar tournament again, only this time it's Supervillain Idol. And yours truly will be on the judging panel this year. So if you fancy flexing your evil side, in prose form, or simply feel like drifting in to see what's going down every once in a while, then you will be more than welcome.

More info can be found here:


  1. Ooo, that's a stunning cover. Still fresh, too. Shows the current vector art look isn't so new :)

  2. Between Steve Sampson and Mark Harrison, Overkill had some really fantastic originated covers in its early days. I seem to recall Steve would work up little rough ideas before we settled on one or other of his superb designs. I think on this one there may have been a couple of others before Paul Neary OK'd this one

  3. Hi John,

    I used to really love those covers, too. It gave the book something which truly stood out on the shelf.

    Can you recall any others which might not have made the grade?