Monday, May 25, 2009

The Final Battle

I assume the publisher's intent was to offer a cover illustration that would appeal to teen girls back in the day. This picture certainly includes some elements of popular teen style - the high-waisted jeans, the necklace dangling over the sweater collar just so, and other accoutrements that define these creatures - the teddy bears, the teen idols ripped from the pages of Tiger Beat and the oh-so-precious knickknacks. Yet there's something a bit off about these two. Are they even teenagers? It's like they're a representation of what teenage girls would look like as rendered by someone who's never seen a teenaged girl....or by someone who's never seen a human? I think our clue lies in that 
big old V in the title.


4 comments:

Adorabibble said...

Oh my, that takes me back... Just like the reruns of "land of the lost" on sci fi, that 1974 TV series that will farrel is remaking. I remember watching that show and being scared of the dino's. what the heck I was 4 or 5 at the time. that was pretty scary stuff.

Steve said...

so which one is the reptilian oVerlord?

beth said...

Omg, you guys - did you know that V is going to be remade this fall? I'm so excited - if it's half as good as the Battlestar Galactica remake, it'll be all kinds of awesomeness!

beth said...

Hi Andrea!!