Theres some wasted space down the bottom left hand corner. Maybe they could have tried an Ace logo or an half naked swording chick riding a dragon into the sun?
This cover looks like the artist had quickly chucked all the titles and stuff on, then went to lunch. When they came back to properly arrange the cover it had already gone to the printers. I bet some idiot from middle management fixed it up.
I just am amazed the art director actually went with this. How on earth did the artist sell this? “Well, ya see, uh, the guy, the wizard type person? Yeah, see he sorta ended up being kinda small. And I was, uh, thinking nobody would notice him. So I said to myself, well how about a giant lens flare, er I mean ball of magic fire. Yeah. And you’ll notice I moved it just off center so you can tell he has a real head, and not like a ball of fire for a head. It’s not like I can’t draw faces or anything. Cause I am like an artist, right? I think it really works. Don’t you?”