It’s usually Euro Crime blogger Karen Meek who compares cover treatments from both sides of the Atlantic, and asks readers which would most entice them to pick up the book. But I’m going to steal that idea for a moment, because I was struck by how differently U.S. publisher Mariner Books and UK publisher Quercus have dealt with the fronts of their respective paperback editions of The Big Bang, which Mickey Spillane left behind at the time of his death, and Max Allan Collins finished for him last year. The U.S. cover (left) is clearly comic-booky, while the UK front (right) is--to my mind, anyway--the sexier and cooler of the pair.
So how do the rest of you come down on this contrast? Which cover best catches your eye? Let us know in the Comments section below.