Friday, August 03, 2007
Is This Gratuitous? Archaic #7 Cover
The first thing about this cover that catches my eye is the tongue-in-cheek pose, complete with astounding rack. It is another classic girl with a gun scenario being played out. The good news is that I couldn't see her underwear. Kudos to artist Brett C. Marting for that. The bad news is that I believe that the nature of the cover is completely intentional. That usually translates into book sales, and I try and go a bit easier on the small press guys because they are fighting a bigger uphill battle then the "big two".
Here are the specs about the book, courtesy of Comic Book Database:
A psychotic, chain-smoking mercenary and his scantily clad girlfriend struggle to deliver a stolen princess from Lunatic wolf-men. Leaving a trail of blood and destruction, the couple locates their prey -- only to find her in the company of a vengeance-obsessed, gunslinging elf and his tempestuous partner. "
That doesn't mean that this isn't over the top. Hmmm... I am pleased that she is winking more then showing a porn face, so that really makes it tough for me. This cover really is a bit of a gray area.
That is why I need your input.
Tell me, Gentle Reader, is this gratuitous?