Magritte copied the original cover of the first Fantomas novel, replacing Fantomas' dagger with a rose, which was possibly derived from Magritte's early career painting roses for wallpaper designs. My Fantomas again carries the dagger, but Fantomas is now a woman over Los Angeles, rather than Paris. Old Los Angeles is depicted, under the foot of this creature. Is she the daughter or wife of the French Fantomas, or simply an avatar of the personification of evil?