This is driving me mad. First, it’s supposed to be an unearthly war. Fine. BUT, it’s brewing in the streets. What sort of streets? Unearthly streets? Streets in Arkham? Streets on Saturn? And it’s the war for the oaks. The oaks in the streets? Does this take place on boulevards, or what? Are the oaks earthly, but the streets aren’t? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, and the art isn’t helping a whit.
By odd concidence ACE books is the featured article on Wikipedia today. The sample cover they display ia a Good Show Sir worthy example of “The Eternal Savage” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sadly the article makes no mention of ACE books frequent starring role on this site. Shame on you Wikipedia! Do your research!
@ Stevie T: “teal and orange contrast” is something that’s supposed to feature in a lot of modern films. I haven’t noticed any myself (yet) but after I first heard about it GSS had three or four covers in a row with the effect, and now I keep on seeing it.
@David Cowie: Actually, I can think of one film that features it an abundance: “The Fifth Element”. But nothing else is coming to mind.
I never noticed how often it cropped up here until you started pointing them out. Maybe it should have it’s own tag? It’s almost seems cliche for a bad cover: “What else can we do to attract readers? I know, let’s put two wildly contrasting colors on the front, that’ll get us noticed!”
@David & Stevie. You may not notice the teal-and-orange scheme in modern films because a.) : it’s *generally* more subtle than what you’re probably imagining and b.) it’s so common that you’ve quite likely come to accept it as “how movies look these days”. Usually manifests as orange-toned skin + teal-toned background.