This is an amazing image, and will make for a superb cover. One question though - it looks like Trypticon is depicted here as a ghost as some of the stars appear to be shining through him. Also, he looks quite faded in parts. Is this a story point perhaps?
Not a story point, just the visual style I used here. This cover went through a lot of tweaks on my part, and it ended up more painterly in the end. I decided to leave stars and debris, etc. throughout the image. Hopefully the stars shining through aren't tooo distracting.
Not distracting at all. It's rather subtle and I only noticed them on close inspection. Gives him a very eerie spectre-type atmosphere. Great to see how your style is evolving and new techniques are being added here and there. Love it!!!
The impression I get is a last resort on Optimus's part to try to talk to Trypticon ... that or Optimus is bait ... and the "It's a Trap" phrase applies here. Either way this cover art gets my vote for the final Issue physical comic release.