Title: Slaughter Street
Author: Louis Falstein
Cover artist: Robert Maguire
Yours for: $9
Best things about this cover:
- I resent how small they've made the painting here. It's ***ing Robert Maguire! You don't reduce Maguire to a 3x2 in. box, you bastards!
- Is that "Fear Hand," "Sexy Pose Hand," or "I lost 3 quarters in the couch cushions Hand"?
- His hand is super-veiny and emotional.
- "I'm hit! Your fierce, shameless love … it does nothing!"
Best things about this back cover:
- Nice repurposing of front cover art. Hand and gun really stand out in this version.
- Oof, if that simile is any indication of the kind of writing I'm signing up for, no thanks.
- Plot actually sounds half-interesting. "And it was no question of being a squealer" = "He was gonna rationalize, then squeal, then rationalize some more."
He nudged his father as Mike Fortugno took the rostrum to greet the assembled in the name of The Block.
I imagine that The Block is some kind of wrestling deity, and I don't want to be told otherwise.
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