Comic Book Cover Art, Odo & the murder mystery, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Malibu Comics. Ink, Brush. Once again, a piece that was graced by the painting skills and inestimable color sense of artist Richard Ory. Most comic book covers are the interpretation by the artist of the crux or highlights of the story contained within, under the supervision of the editor. Here I was attempting to depict Odo, the chief character in this issue, amid the dilemma of solving a murder mystery. The matter is a puzzle, hence the background puzzle design, and the suspects are the pieces swirling around him, including members of his station crew, and, of course, Quark. Underlighting serves to set the proper tone.