We have all been waiting for the Supergirl/Mary Marvel fight in Final Crisis. It looks like it will final happen next week.
On the DC homepage, the banner cover for Final Crisis #5 was unveiled showing the above image. It appears that this cover was drawn by Carlos Pacheco. And if this image is true, it does not look like it will be a walk in the park for Kara.
It saddens me that purely 'good' characters like Mary Marvel all have to become tainted, brought low, or made 'grim and gritty'. Still, I have to admit, I have been looking forward to Mary being taught a lesson since her unfortunate 'darkening' in Countdown.
The JG Jones hero cover has also been on the web for a while. Here we see a powerful and rather stern Diana in battle mode, wielding sword and shield.
I think Jones' cover is a huge improvement over this more cheesecake treatment which was originally shown to be the cover. Do we really need a butt shot of Diana here, tousled hair cascading over her eyes, a sultry look on her face? I say we don't need it. These are the 'hero' covers. The Batman and Superman covers for issues six and seven are standard action shots and Diana deserves no less.
It will have been 6 weeks since Final Crisis #4 when this issue is released. I can only hope the rest of the series stays on a near monthly schedule.