It not only demeans and objectifies the characters depicted, but doesn't even achieve the sexy-points it was aiming for.
Yes, that's exactly it. The other side of it, is that it puts the women up on this strange pedestal where they are not people in any sense of the word, they are just this thing that is only to be looked at, fetishized and wanked over. (Heh, I think there's a slogan to be found in there somewhere: wank over people, not a lack of internal organs and musculoskeletal structure!)
the potential cheesecake factor has definitely put me off of GCS. I'll just get my Dini fix from Streets Of Gotham.
Same here. With Dini writing it one would assume it'll have more substance than Marvel Divas, but these covers deliver the same kind of message that the blurb about Divas did when saying that it was just going to be some "hot fun".