Chris Bachalo is the runner-up this week with this cover featuring Cyclops who is worse for wear as is evident by his tattered costume. All around him are numerous creatures dressed in his former outfit, grotesque beings who gnash and claw, who overwhelm our hero. It’s a tidal wave of bodies sent to consume him, a mass so big that they have knocked down the main title and are running away with it. You get a sense of claustrophobia, you get kinetic action, while the blood-red background not only ties in with Cyclops’ ruby quartz lens and optic blast but is also symbolic of danger as well. The main question thought is who are these creatures? Why are they dressed like Scott Summers? It compels us to open the book up for answers and like I always say…that is what truly makes a great cover.