bueno. i like these. the first one could be better.
I love that you showed your preliminary sketches for the characters.
I agree i think the second is stronger - the first is just missing something...
There are a few brakes in the text, especially on the second one that gets a little distracting. But nice drawings and what is up with the disco fever colors?
I think you did a very good job, overall. I told you the red in the checkered wheel was too bright. You need to tone it down, and maybe lower the opacity 5% to 10% so that you can bring out the text even more. Or, maybe you should try putting the text in its own box outside the wheel and just have the purple checkers where it is now. I appreciate the experimentation you did.
I really get the vibe you were going for. It has that spy movie feel to it. Very colorful and unique composition.