by Chris Bovey
I always struggle to make a cover that tries to hit all of the top stories from an entire year. I decided to take a crack at a Sgt. Pepper sendup that would try to feature all of the people who made headlines in 2013. From famous deaths to just major stories (I'm sure I didn't get all of them), many clipping paths later and help from our designer Jessie Spaccia, this is what I ended up with.
After I had the main concept coming together, I thought it might be funny to pay homage to all of the Paul Is Dead conspiracy theorists who use the Sgt. Pepper cover as their holy grail of clues. One of the biggest clues they give is the open hand above Paul McCartney's head, which according to them shows "an Eastern religion's way of symbolizing evil or death."
So now Iron Man has his hand open above Paul Walker's head. And out of the four main characters, Paul Walker is the only one who is actually dead. Keep looking, I might have put a few more clues in there as well ;)