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Jesus Saiz: Checkmate Vol. 2 #11 Cover (2007) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 13 APR 2013

Issue 11 of the 2006 Checkmate comic book series from DC Comics, entitled “Corvalho Part One”, sees Fire, currently the Black King’s Knight, trying to break free from Amanda Waller’s blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom. Outside of that, Checkmate is drawn into the politics of Santa Prisca which appear to have possibly been manipulated by Bane. Friction begins to rise as the other three Royals suspect Waller has a hand in things she should not.

Written by the team of Nunzio Defilippis, Greg Rucka and Christina Weir, with interior pencils from Steve Scott, Issue 11 is wrapped in the fun “burnt through” cover courtesy of the always hot Fire and artist Jesus Saiz:

Lee Bermejo: Checkmate Vol. 2 #1 Cover (2006) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 16 FEB 2013

Issue one of the new Checkmate series that launched back in 2006 sees Sasha Bordeaux, Fire, and Jonah McCarthy infiltrate a Kobra base to find the source of a biotoxin, while Alan Scott and Amanda Waller attend a meeting of Checkmate’s UN oversight committee reviewing the organization’s mandate – needless to say the latter is most definitely the least exciting of the two.

Anyway, with Greg Rucka handling the script and artist Jesus Saiz the interior, it was left up to the talented Lee Bermejo to come up with this pretty striking first issue cover: