Here comes the Megazine results, just a top three here and a few late maths problems but I think the returning officer is satisfied. Three covers really ran away with all the votes.
First is Simon Fraser’s beautiful cover for issue 346.
Orlok: “That’s simply gorgeous. Light reflection, the texture of the uniforms and the use of shadow are all perfect and fit the mood to a tee. Fraser cannily gets his name on the tire as well. Love that.”
Iz: “Another artist who can do no wrong in my eyes, frankly. One who can change his style and still knock it out of the park. I love the whole feel of this cover. ”
Stacey: “I love the starkness and the softness of it. It has so much impact and is so startling you can’t wait to see the story inside – which is the point of a cover isn’t it?”
In second place is Boo Cook’s take on the 2012 movie Dredd for Meg 354.
John: “Pure high octane action with Boo’s sublime use of colours to enhance the explosion, with the light on the wall as Dredd roars away from it.”
Pete: “You can see the fun, love and enthusiasm that Boo Cook has poured into such a dynamic, kinetic image! The update he’s done on the movie bike and the Dredd-world references scattered around the piece just add to the joy! Brilliant!”
And third place goes to Phil Winslade with his sci-fi-tastic cover to 353
Rich: “Everything about this cover screams “AWESOME!” …. a word I overuse but in this instance feels justified. Best 2014 cover from anything 2000AD for my money.”
Mick: “A beautiful woman in tight leathers riding a drokking robot bronco and about to dispense justice…? Makes me want to break the law just so she’ll talk to me.”
And here’s the visual voting with first to third from left to right again.
And there you have it. At some point Flint and Rich will be podcasting about the covers of the year with that nice Mr Wells from the 2000AD Covers Uncovered blog
Until then there’s still time to vote over on the forums.