a) Cover for "Alien Inferno's Fall" (published 2022) by Alex Ronald.
As soon as this cover illustration came out on the internet around of March of 2022, I decided to take a look at it back then.
b) Bélial, Emperor of the Flies (1948) by Wifredo Lam
Wifredo Lam is one of my favourites since is exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2018, so it felt important for me to take a look at comparisons
c) The mysterious dark creature from the painting and the red tinged Neomorph.
Its forelimb and leg in the background become the pulse rifle
d) The downward hanging head and the mouth become the dark creature become the downward pointing head of this alien creature
f) This figure holding the dagger and an elegua in a dish becomes the female colonial marine.
Perhaps the little Elegua becomes her head
m) Meanwhile the triangle form in the space between the two legs of the dark shadowy figure becomes a triangular space formed by two pulse rifles and the legs of the red or purple tinged neomorph.