It took a long time to land on the concept for this cover. I wanted to avoid spoiling plot details, so once again it’s an abstract image. After considering a few visual themes, I eventually settled on a decaying painting. The exact reason for this will be explained in the commentary to the final page of this chapter. [Spoiler warning: this link will take you forward in the comic.]

The unraveling DNA strands not only fit the theme of the image, they’re a visual bookend for Phase Two as well. Chapter 5, which started the phase, had the only other cover thus far to include double helixes.