My first sketches for this cover had the crew tied up and kneeling on the ground surrounded by a bunch of armed Ulon Dosi goat aliens, all pointing their rifle sticks at them. But I realized that imagery was too much like the “Bad Goods” issue #4 cover, which had the crew surrounded by Jondhi police officers, all pointing their weapons at them.
For a little while I thought about doing it anyway. Maybe it would have been a funny running gag to make every story arc issue #4 cover feature the crew being held at gunpoint by someone. But then a flash of inspiration struck and I came up with the idea of having a brick of Crush as the main focal point of the cover instead of the crew.
I really like how this one turned out. It’s a nice and simple mood-setting piece that still features the cast but also spotlights what the real story has been about this whole time. I toyed with the idea of having a couple armed Ulon Dosi guards in the background, but ultimately I decided that the stark simplicity of the crew and the brick would work best.