The great thing about these best cover EVER? things is that we all know there’s no absolute, definite, complete, the one, the only, answer. Subjective opinions are great – and mean this feature can run and run and run, and we’re more than happy for repeat visits!
Case in point, Henry Flint, has already told us about a love for George Perez’s Teen Titans Brother Blood cover, but has another cover to tell us about now, one that drove a poor seven year old to petty crime.
In case you didn’t already know Henry is one of the artists at work right now on the post Day Of Chaos Judge Dredd, and is a big part in making a weekly trip to the newsagents to pick up my copy a highlight of my week. (And the start Al Ewing and Henry Flint’s prologue to the brilliant and just completed Dredd series, The Cold Deck, is still available free online as a PDF.
Okay, over to Henry….
2000AD Prog 3 – Cover art by Ramon Sola
At seven this simply blew me away.
The cowboy being eaten by the dinosaur had the toughest cover of the first three issues of 2000ad and unfortunately prompted my parents to look at the comic more closely. Inside they saw stories where people were being killed in many different ways and as a result I wasn’t aloud to buy the comic again.
This sense of injustice led me to quickly scan the comic in the newsagents every week until I couldn’t take it any more and stole Prog 8 and keep it hidden in a big Richard Scarry book that no one read. To ban something only increases the desire for it, 2000ad was a guilty secret.
If you fancy seeing what can turn a young boy to the path of petty crime… Flesh is available in the collection Flesh: The Dino Files.