Updated: Sep 25, 2018
Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe
Rating: 6 out of 8
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Mack
If being a spy requires a lot of effort and skill, just imagine how much being a
comic book artist needs. The two worlds overlap in one of Brian Bendis’ latest
Jinxworld comics, Cover, about a comic book artist named Max Field becoming
embroiled in the world of espionage. Why a comic book artist, of all people?
That’s yet to be revealed, at least I feel it is from reading it and will hopefully be
explained in the next issue. It’s a very different comic from most I read and not
very much happens, at least in the 1 st issue, but that might not be such a bad thing for the series, especially with all that can still happen in following issues.
There’s various speech bubbles in a fair few panels at the comic book convention Max is attending and I feel they do a fairly good job at accurately expressing how a number of comic book fans can and do at times react to various changes in comics, as well as how they sometimes feel. There’s also a pretty funny conversation between Max and his friend and colleague about a woman that might’ve taken an interest in him – very well written.
Really, I feel Brian’s fairly talented when it comes to humour and did especially
well at this in Ultimate Spider-Man for many years. Issue 1 didn’t really go quite as was expecting, as I was really interested in the idea of a comic book artist
becoming a spy, which sounded like a really fun and cool idea. Cover could turn
out very different to what I expected – but oftentimes in comics, that isn’t a bad