"On Thor, I added deep shadows to his face as I felt it made him look really badass on the cover. While I could have applied just as harsh a light source on his hands, after a few attempts it ended up being too harsh and took drama away from his face, which is what I wanted the viewer to notice first. Every once in a while, I love to take out my Sergio Toppi books for inspiration, and this was one of those times. You can see that I used a tremendous amount of thin crosshatching on Thor's hands, face, and some on Cap as well. By the way, if you're not familiar with Toppi, you should look him up - he's a master. " — J.Q.