Butt-kicking women are an interesting sub section of pulp covers too.
In the same vein as Wonder Woman and Xena, these amazonian types were always experts with their weapons while retaining a bit of their womanly grace in the process.
This particular image is interesting to me because this “Black Amazon” avoids many of the “cover cliches” that I’ve mentioned in previous posts.
- She’s wearing black
- She’s covered from neck to toe.
- She doesn’t have a sultry hairstyle, but instead it’s slightly wild.
- She’s swinging a hefty battle axe, not a delicate weapon.
- She’s not demuring to her companion.