Back in the day when I slung hash, I came across this order. I was really impressed by neatness and clarity of the letterforms. I later found out this person was an architect which examines the superb penmanship.
A Comic Cover with testosterone
This is what a cover should look like. This is Targitt #1, by the late Dick Giordano published by Atlas Comics. I discovered this gem while doing some back issue diving a few weeks back and I was immediately ready to read this bad boy. Right away you're intrigued and concerned for our hero. He's surrounded by a group of thugs with no possible way out. Now you're force to find out
Here's the cover to A Next #12 from Marvel. What I like about this cover are the character logos, the designs are simple and straight to the point. This is who they are, and you have a sense of their personalities. Also the homage to the classic Avengers logo on the bottom right is a nice touch.
Okay people it's time to drool at some sweet cover copy and display lettering from Fantastic Four 51 done by Artie Simek. Here's another technique that has been abandon by modern comics, which needs to make it's come back like yesterday. Sometimes all you need is some cover copy to attract the eye and draw the reader in.
Later readers, Haas