Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Is This Gratuitious? Elephantmen #18 Campbell cover
No stranger to titillating covers, Campbell has done a great imitation of his past work here. The cover girl is obviously done full out "bad girl" style as the cover headlines. There is a see-through top with lots of boobage on display. She is wearing cute little panties and she appears to have some paint dripping on her legs. This is an obvious cover to draw new readers, and you know what? I bet it will work very well.
Before you slaughter me for picking on ole' J. Scott, you have got to remember that he has made lots of serious coin with his sexy depictions of women. This cover was right up his alley, and he took it to the limit. The biggest surprising thing that is missing is erect nipples so I have to give a lttle bit of slack. That is a pleasant surprise. LOL.
What do you think of this cover? Do any of you read this book? What is it all about? Is the cover representative of what is inside of the book? OR is it all just irony?
Here is the solicitation:
Story RICHARD STARKINGS
art MARIAN CHURCHLAND
cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL w/BOO COOK
variant cover J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Hiromi Kiyoko " Miki " is intent on finding out Hip Flask's deepest darkest secrets... but Miki and her mother, Keiko, have some secrets of their own.
SEPTEMBER 17 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.99"
Okay- the ball is in your court. Help me out here.
Is this gratuitous?