Gatefold cover on heavy stock. The initial image is a copy of the cover to Hardware #1 Collector's Edition by Cowan & Palmiotti with the figure blacked out and a question mark placed over it. The cover folds open to reveal an image of Hardware in his new armor by Byrne. Both covers colored by J. Scott J. This issue was also released with a newsstand edition variant with a cover reformatting Byrne's artwork from the gatefold to fit standard cover size.