I'm putting together quite a collection black and white cover art posts from X-O Manowar. So far, I've got posts for issue #1, issue #2 and issue #17. I'm missing issue #3 but do have a post with the color art for issue #0. And today we have a scan of the inks for X-O Manowar #4 by Barry Windsor-Smith.
What I can't figure out is why the cover has "XO #3" written on in the top left corner. Could issue #4 been originally intended for publication as issue #3? Or maybe Barry Windsor-Smith just got confused? In any event for your comparison, here is the printed version: