Jane Foster: Valkyrie #3, Marvel Comics, Variant Cover by Stephanie Hans.
For the second week in a row, the POP Cover Of The Week features art by Stephanie Hans, this time for Marvel.
Jane Foster’s new role as a Valkyrie, the female Norse warriors who select from the fallen dead and escort them to the afterlife, is illustrated in the most creative way ever on the cover of Valkyrie #3.
In the lush and vibrant cover illustration by Hans, Jane Foster’s solemn-visaged Valkyrie carries the spirits of the dead on her back like a cloak, in this case a colorfully creepy cloak. Each spirit is represented as a skull, distorted and flowing in multicolored wisps, a painterly design that is at the same time extremely attractive and beautiful as it is eerie.
Include the tightly-designed Valkyrie title logo with its rune-like letters that fit and nest together, and this is an extremely worthy POP Cover Of The Week.