I’m sure it’s obvious to a lot of people that the cover to issue #3 is one of my favorite images from the first story arc, as I’ve used this image everywhere, from my promo postcard to my online avatar.

With this cover, I dropped the “Book 1” label that had appeared over “Bad Goods” on the first two covers. Since I always planned to do RUNNERS as a series of mini-series, I wanted people to be able to easily tell the chronological order of the different arcs, so I included “Book 1” on the covers so people would know this was the first story arc.

But after doing a number of conventions with issues #1 and 2, I realized that people were getting confused by it, thinking “Book 1” meant that it was the first issue, rather than an issue of the first arc. So with issue #3, I decided to drop the label.