As I mentioned in my review for White Cat, this week's Face Off is for the covers of Holly Black's Curse Workers series (White Cat, Red Glove and Black Heart). Personally, I've always loved the covers on this series, so when I saw they were redoing them (before the series is complete! ugh!), I was a little bummed. I know that people-covers are overdone, and I know some people have pet peeves with obscured faces on covers, but for this I thought it really worked. The covers are a little unsettling, especially the first with it's supervillain white cat, and I loved that (even despite the whitewashing controversy). Unfortunately I think they've gotten more mainstream with each cover, so I guess they thought they needed a shake-up. Don't get me wrong, the new covers are neat - a really interesting design concept - and they are growing on me. Still...why can't they just effing wait for the reissues? So...
Which did it better?
Last Week on FFO: Different editions of Flynn Meaney's Bloodthirsty went head to head, with the cheesy, goofy, absolutely adorkable "boy" cover vamping its way to a win.