ECLECTIC MEANDERINGS ON BOOKS, PULPS, NOIR, '60S SPY SERIES, SOUNDTRACKS, JAZZ, THE RAT PACK, THE LOUNGE LIFE, Y/A NOVELS, COMICS, AND ANYTHING ELSE OF MILD AMUSEMENT . . .
It's always clunky when the publisher has to make room for both the character AND the title on the cover. Even worse when another writer is continuing a famous character started by a famous author. Probably the longest cover bits I've seen were during the James Bond revival in the 80's. The first book's cover was crowded with: "Ian Fleming's Master Spy James Bond in LICENSE RENEWED, by John Gardner". After all that, there was barely room for a tiny picture of Bond in the cover's bottom right corner!
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