Which would be cool, because I feel rather the same way, with loving it.
I've seen the opening page preview, both as the first and second cover, and now this pencilled page as well.
And I'm looking at it as with keeping my mind open. To basically anything, since it'll be all so new.
The setting will be new, and Hellboy will be sorta all new, or at least passing through some pretty intense transition I'd think.
And Edward, maybe not him personally, since he'd be in a similar state since way back already. With feet and legs even if they wouldn't prove particularly visible.
Although his appearance could be kept extra mysterious, or as particular, since if Edward's appearance would be happening amid or in response to Hellboy's transitioning, in response to Hellboy's fall or going under so to speak, then such would be significant. Like such might affect how Edward'd get portrayed perhaps?
Plus Edward sorta žs affected, if not transitioning himself although not as by literally losing his feet, because of Hellboy's transitioning, which he in turn is responding to. As how Baba Yaga refers to in her conversation in the opening page as previewed.
To answer you: I think it's him, in this page both as in the preview page. Sir Edward's most recent prior appearance in BPRD: King of Fear I believe - drawn by mr Mike - is also standing out as looking mysterious and abstract, with the mask and the cloakyness seeming shaped really remarkably. Like you wouldn't be seeing feet or legs it could be.
But I'm thinking the pale cloaked hollow figure with the flame tiara in cover #2 could well be someone different.
And like I said, since it's new I feel it's best and most awesome to be keeping my mind as open as I possibly can. My head is like that mouth in the previewed page I guess - with it diggin' it!
EDIT: The open-mind-thing I mention I guess since for reading the Hellboy-related titles not only what'd be there to know or take heed of seems important, because perspectives or context connections to make seem to be changing or developing time and again, with potentially every other read or with potentially every other story or installment as coming out. Exhilaratingly so.
Like as if narratives would hinge on vantage points as much as any context or narrative to take note of.
For instance, seeing what could be sir Edward next to Hellboy in that pencilled page has me suddenly asking myself how many times sir Ed and Hellboy would have interacted or actually met up before, if at all? If so, what did Hellboy say?: "Hey, Cloaky." "Are you a robot?" "Bet you dig Kraftwerk". "Do you have no heart?" "You didn't sit well with some serious witches or what?"