Artist Paolo Rivera tells the story behind this unused Wolverine cover:
When I was first given the premise of Wolverine Art Appreciation Month,this was one of the first images to pop into my head. Yes, it's totally cliche, but that's sort of the point. I quickly found an image of American Gothic on-line and proceeded to digitally paint on top of it. I received approval from my editor rather quickly, but it couldn't survive the legal department... and so we moved on.
All of the Wolverine Art Appreciation Month covers can be seen on Comicbookresources.com