A cover is the first thing anyone sees of a book, comic or otherwise. It’s supposed to draw the reader in, make them want to buy the book.
The only way this cover works, if it works at all, is that this is somebody’s effort to draw in the all important Romance Comic (RC) crowd to the title. “Oh, poor Supergirl! However will she cope? Will she find love? Who’s kitten is that?”
Or something like that.
Look, I don’t know what RC fans look for in a comic. I’m a Horror Comic guy. No severed head, no dangling corpse, pass. Let’s go see what Little Lulu is doing this week. That’s me.
Anyways, they’re drawing the RC reader, the reader has the comic in hand, and he/she looks down and sees that title. The Garden of Death.
Which is a great title. Don’t get me wrong. But it really doesn’t fit the cover. At all.
Who’s kitten is that, anyways? Is that Streaky, the Supercat in his mild manner disguise?
I’m trying to come up with something (allegedly) funny for Zatanna, but I’m coming up blank. Outside of the backwards talk for spell casting, I’ve got nothing on her. Not even interest.
Whatever her “surprise feature” is, it has to be better than this cover. Gads. Dull.