Talk about your symbolism here. Dizzy, one of the lead characters of the book is laying naked on the handle of a gun. Since she is a minuteman does this mean she is dangerous without her clothes on? Or is it just a tip of the hat to the guys in the comic reading audience that will entice readers to pick up this issue?
It is hard for me to pick on 100 Bullets as it is one of my favorite titles today. It is a Vertigo book with strong adult themes, so it isn't surprising that the cover is provocative. It also definitely evokes a kind of retro look. I admire artist Dave Johnson's clever cover work as a whole, but next time I want to see Cole or Victor naked on that gun. That would give the ladies some equal time, and God knows that I wouldn't mind seeing bad boy Cole doing a bit of a tease.
So here it is for this week- tell me, is this gratuitous?