I mentioned this already, but I'll say it again: Shang-Chi was there.
You know what I mean. He was discreetly hidden behind a pole. There was a deliberate choice made by the artist not to include him in the foreground.
The cover is not depicting sexualized violence outright, but I don't think it is a stretch to say it is intentionally evoking it and suggesting it. You keep insisting that the intention is to enjoy it one way, as if the 'appeal' cannot be multifaceted. I'd argue that you are supposed to enjoy the sexually charged and dangerous aspect of the cover, and not just because you're worried about the heroines (How sad is it that they have to be pretty for the audience to sympathize with them? But I suppose that's an entirely different argument). I don't see how the Heroes for Hire cover condemns the situation any more than this cover condemns the imminent threat of violence. If anything that naughty 'oh this is bad' aspect may be part of the risqué appeal. I don't want to see my favorite heroines as 'helpless girls menaced by naughty tentacles.'
You may not find the cover degrading, but I do. I'm not sure there is anywhere we can go from that fundamental difference of opinion.