Back when British artist Frazer Irving first started making waves with his work on the venerable 2000AD, he was primarily known for his excellent and stylish horror work, particularly on titles like Necronauts, Judge Death and Tharg’s Terror Tales.

However, that didn’t stop him from being picked on in order to provide some cover work for the magazine, and so come issue 1256, out came a dazzlingly detailed rendition of a snarling Nikolai Dante, weapons crest at the ready!

Now just imagine they had actually asked him to handle the art chores on the story itself!