When I bought Catwoman #74, something seemed funny to me. I hadn't remembered seeing such a bodacious cover- it had seemed to me that it was more "arty" and serious.
Then I figured out why I had that suspicion.
I went to DC Comics online site and prepared to show the cover here. To my surprise, the original cover had Catwoman's front completely zipped up. The pose was also a bit different, and her expression was more sinister then sexy.
That kinda pisses me off.
Does anyone know why DC had such a radical cover change on this issue? Has there been any news about it? Or was this just simply the case of the good old switcheroo?
In my mind, changing this cover so radically from solicitation to publication makes me smell a rat. It isn't so much the boob centered finish of this that bothers me; it is the fact that a really cool noir style cover is now a titillating one.
Now it is your turn. Weigh in on this one and tell me what you think it all means. Also tell me this: Is this gratuitous?
Quick note: The cover here is the actual one. For solicit cover, hit the link of go to my Flickr page.