Inspired by Mr Zak S[mith/-abbath] esquire's assertion that the artwork is a substantial element in the "cool monster or not?" decision-making process.
(Can't find the exact quotation. It was either in his alphabetical MM thing, or in one of his FF-reimagined posts.)
WI: the Brain Collector had had *this* (or something similarly monochrome and atmospheric) as its artwork from the get go? Would it get more fan-love? Or would it still flounder in obscurity?
Joesky Tax to follow...
Pic source: Moebius, via Monster Brains.