I looked into the abyss and haven’t been able to look away since. Seriously. the cover for part two of this two parter isn’t covered in literal spiders but instead in terrible anatomy defying contortions. Also, since last issue was the octopus tentacle … whatever one wants to call it last issue, apparently this time it’s spiders. Or at least spider-women.
As I work through the last of the solved but unposted covers, it seems as though Balent’s art work has really, solidly hit the start of its decline. And also more of a weird phase where the covers seem to want to be rather terrible, somewhat nightmarish (if you did not enjoy the spiders in the previous post in this series, I’d suggest you skip this one) lesbian erotica. Also, Catwoman does have covers with her characteristic expressiveness that earned Balent deserved praise but … she’s making those faces at her anatomy, not her antagonists.