The original Comic Book Artist magazine was a brilliant counterpoint to the revived Alter Ego zine. It was the foundation of the publishing empire that is Two Morrows, but it unfortunately had its day. There was a relaunched, shiny vol 2. a few years ago, but I personally didn’t think they recaptured the original brilliance. What they did have, however, was some of the best comic book magazine cover art ever.
My favourite has to be Comic Book Artist V2. #1 (July 2003) which is a collaboration between Neal Adams (pencils) and Alex Ross (paints). I’ve posted the image before, but it seems to be missing from the gallery so here it is.
Another favourite of mine is Darwyn Cooke’s where’s Waldo/Wally style cover to Comics Book Artist V2. #3 (March 2004). It’s from around the time that DC: The New Frontier was out and shows the cast of that series intermingled with other famous characters that Cooke has worked on.
Look for Harley Quinn aiming for the Invisible Woman or Agent J scoping out Wonder Woman.