Last week, we looked at five of the ten winners from the preliminary round of best cover polling. Now, we look at the rest with part two of our semi-finals!!
The covers were listed by percentage, and last week we did the evens (and it was quite an exciting poll… it seemed to be a blowout early on, but then things got VERY interesting). This week is the odds, so we will look at the covers ranked 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th on the master list, and the winner will go to the finals. Voting will last for exactly one week from the time this poll is posted, after which the two semi-final winners will face off for the title of best Wonder Woman cover of all time.
Here are the remaining five poll winners, as voted by you, for your consideration… be sure to vote in the poll at the end:
1st Place, 65.4% – Wonder Woman #1 by H.G. Peter: It’s rather fitting this cover made the list, seeing as it’s the first cover of the entire series. The voting on this poll wasn’t even close; this cover led from day one and never looked back. While there are more whimsical Peter covers, there are certainly none more iconic.
3rd Place, 50.7% – Wonder Woman #184 by Adam Hughes: I was surprised that a cover from the Hughes poll built up this much of a lead. All of his covers are fantastic, and I expected a far closer race. Usually when I post a poll I can tell that a certain cover or two are destined to be near the top, but with Hughes I thought they all had a shot. I’m glad this one won, though. It’s definitely my favourite Hughes.
5th Place, 38.5% – Wonder Woman #22 by George Pérez: The Pérez poll was extremely close. It was the third list posted, but it wasn’t until the last couple weeks that this cover edged out the black and red silhouette cover. But I’m glad this cover won in the end… I think it’s a great example of Pérez’s Wonder Woman work.
7th Place, 32.6% – Wonder Woman #113 by Ross Andru: Man, I loved the Andru covers… they were so fun!! I have to admit, I was pulling for Paper Man, because that cover is just hilarious, but Sphinx creatures are a damn good time too. Wonder Woman nonchalantly jumping out of the way of his eye-blasts totally sells the cover.
9th Place, 28.3% – Wonder Woman #306 by José Luis Garcia-López: This is Garcia-López’s second cover in the top ten, which is crazy impressive!! The Pre-Crisis cover list was a tricky situation for me… it ended up tied when I closed all the polls. Lucky for us, my friend Lori agreed to serve as an impartial third party and cast the deciding vote, and this cover won out. And I’m happy it did… it’s super iconic.
You can vote for your favourite cover from the second group of semi-finalists below… the poll is only open for one week, so be sure to vote now so your pick makes it to the finals: