The cover to dpk431 #003 is intended to be an amalgam of posters from the immortal Rocky pentalogy. Though I guess if we want to be accurate, we’d need to include Rocky Balboa and call it a hexalogy. Seriously this is the shit I think about when I can’t call asleep at night. But back to Rocky…

                • Rocky: I am trying to lean into the look and font of the original Rocky poster, using Arial Black as the primary font. And when I say Rocky, I mean Rocky Balboa, not this guy.
                • Rocky II: Next, I am attempting to mimic the Rematch of the Century template (left and lovingly hijacked from here), using Rockwell Extra Bold to mimic the closed II.
                • Rocky III: While not apparent on my version of the cover, I would like to capture the face-to-face aspect of Rocky Balboa vs. Clubber Lang, if and when I get someone to draw Calgary vs. Demon nose-to-nose for the final version of this cover. My prediction on that?
                • Rocky IV: I love the reversing of colors from the original, the white font now on black background.
                • Rocky V: Nothing. Not even I couldn’t enjoy that one. And I grew up in Philadelphia.

Cover Notes:

                • Not depicted is Dark Punishing Knight, his head jammed in front of the poster with a stupid grin and double thumbs up. Not enough to obscure the poster, but peaking out from the corner, lower right.