Comic Review: Cover #4 (DC Comics)

The fourth issue of Cover, from DC’s Jinxworld imprint, brings us further into the multifaceted world of Max Field. Max is a comic book artist, who is recruited by the […]

The fourth issue of Cover, from DC’s Jinxworld imprint, brings us further into the multifaceted world of Max Field.

Max is a comic book artist, who is recruited by the CIA to attend a comic convention in Europe, and bring back some intel. Of course, this being spy fiction, everything goes wrong!

Writer and Jinxworld ‘boss’ Brian Michael Bendis, along with artist David Mack manage to weave an intricate tale here, using words (of course) and a wide variety of visual techniques. Everything from spattered water-colours, to strange symbol art, to Asian brushwork; it all adds to the thick story fabric.

This comic continues to delight me. It’s perched on the verrrry narrow divide between ‘gimmicky’ and ‘great’. And teetering toward ‘great’!
If you’ve been following the twists, turns and inside jokes in Cover, you’ll want to pick up the new issue; it’s better with every chapter!

Bonus material in this issue includes a six-page illustrated tribute to Stan Lee!

DC Jinxworld, Cover #4, $3.99 for 33 pages of content. Mature for violence

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!