My only crit is the text: "Pet Shop Boys Vs. The world"
Look at how that type of thing is normally treated on Comic Book covers.
it is usually MUCH more dynamic.
Oftentimes a perspective dimension is implied.
Also the "hero" has sort of a "branded" type treatement (Like superman, etc.)
I agree with the notion that beauty in graphic design is when the design accomplishes the objectives the prompted the need for the design. In other words, a beautiful real estate ad is one that sells...