After many laborious hours of going back and forth between versions with varying degrees of similarity, this is what made it to the final cover. I wanted to make sure that anyone that was paying attention would know that this was not the exact same logo, but clearly in the “family” of the original. I was ultimately pretty happy with it, and Tom was okay with it. About a year later, Tom, Nate Piekos, my wife Paige and I all went out to dinner during New York Comic-Con. It was an amazing evening, and I’ll never forget it. I tried to express to the man what his work had meant to me, but words really did fail me, and Tom, much like myself, seemed to feel a bit embarrassed by praise. If nothing else, I have this bit of work I did in the footsteps of one of my idols, and I consider it a bit of a love letter to all the joy his work has given me.