“Alien Worlds 1988” (1988)
by Joe Chiodo (1958-)
24 x 31 in., oil on board
“Alien Worlds” was a science fiction anthology that Pacific Comics, and then Eclipse Comics, published 9 numbered issues of, from 1982-85, followed by a stand-alone issue, by Eclipse, in 1988.
This was either the cover that was going to be used on that stand-alone issue, or there were other issues planned that never saw the light of day.
Joe Chiodo is an award-winning illustrator in this genre, and he had already contributed the covers for issues 1 and 7.