It's made of win, on all accounts. With every movie, save for a rare few, we're treated with the same ol business. Same goes for video game box art, comic covers, books...And I know "studies prove consumers prefer a certain aesthetic quality to their packaged brands..." blah blah blah.
Just think: Innovative ART that actually represents what's being marketed or sold. Something that goes beyond occupying a couple of seconds of your time, or your desktop backgound--something that can be appreciated and studied. Everything becomes more dynamic, more fluid...whole.
Above pic: Brandon Schaefer
UPDATE: It seems I'm not the only one who feels this way--look at the brilliance.
Panel 1: INT – ESOTERIC CHURCH COURTYARD/GRAVEYARD. We have a shot of several large, uneven--but polished by time--stones. They look a lot like the Voice’s teeth from panel 6 of the last page. However, all of them have an upside down triangle carved into them.
Panel 2: Largest panel of the page, as we have a long shot of the Man walking towards us in the esoteric church courtyard. The Man is dwarfed by his surroundings. He’s looking at something in his hand, which we cannot see.
The surroundings are something of a nightmare. Behind the man, we see nothing; but from the 200 foot ceiling overhead, we see about fifty stones hanging at different lengths from thick, weathered ropes, which are affixed to the ceiling; these are the same ones from the previous panel. Each of them has an upside down triangle carved into it, and each have a hole to which the rope passes through. The whole thing looks like a heavy stone curtain that could crush anyone at a moment’s notice. This is a graveyard.
Nothing is on the walls. On the ground, we see two rows of candles--each aligned against the wall, like a trail--all of them lit. The truly frightful thing about this place is its bleakness...so alien compared to the rest of the crowded Orb.