This cover is an homage to one of my favorite previous RUNNERS covers, from Volume 1, issue #3, which you can see here. It’s especially fun for me given that Hiura’s Iron Echo ship is one of the pursuing three bounty hunter ships in the original cover. And now THEY’RE the ones being chased.

I don’t think in the vacuum of space, there would actually be an atmospheric haze on the larger background ships. But I decided the image needed it to push them back and differentiate the main ships involved in the action scene from the background cruisers and battleships, which are most likely filled with aliens eating popcorn and watching the proceedings on their Jumbotrons