Only three issues were ever published, but they seemed to be an influential three issues for all of that. This series was nominated in 1997 for the Eisner Award for Best New Series. Considering it was up against both Barry Windsor Smith’s incredible Storyteller, and James Robinson and Paul Smith’s even more remarkable Leave it to Chance, it’s no wonder it didn’t win. Leave it to Chance won, by the way. Sad to think that all three of those series died quickly, but Coventry led the way there. Starting a new series with a mostly white cover was a wink to my previous Elementals comic series.
I mostly like how this second issue cover painting came out, except that I can’t deny that the hell-imp Beezel looks like he’s sucking a toe. He’s no toe-sucker but that’s what it looks like. My intention was (and it’s something you can see inside the issue) that he was eating the foot. Oh well.
One thing of note about this third issue cover is that it was featured in the (disappointing) werewolf movie Cursed, featuring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg. You can see it on the kid’s bed, as he pores through books on werewolves, looking for helpful information. For the record, there is absolutely no helpful information for defeating or surviving werewolves in the third issue of Coventry.