Art by IKEGAMI Ryoichi (池上遼一 ), and story by KUDOU Kazuya (工藤かずや ), Mai, the Psychic Girl / 舞
i think i read maybe one issue of this. it wasn’t my thing. it’s probably even less something i’d dig now. these covers, though … these covers! used to be, people would struggle with trying to design king hell out of stuff like this, because they were desperate to get attention. now they don’t have to, so a lot of them don’t, so you lose this creative friskiness. i mean, “having access” did it too - some nice covers in the original flavor, here and there, and everybody wants it all to look like the stuff is “supposed” to look, you know? and because they see something they can call “original” they know that’s how it’s “supposed” to look. it’s how you get nerds insisting someone with a distinct style is bad because they’re “off model”. how you get arguments about “superman wouldn’t do that”, like.
and, at a certain point, you have to come to terms with knowing they don’t see the beauty in thinking like this, and they don’t want to, because they want something else. and that’s fine.
it doesn’t make these covers less of a beautiful thrill.
(n.b. the “original” covers are some snappy numbers in their own right, though. they can both be cool.)
I splurged on the complete thing in singles once because I saw a Tumblr post about the covers