Because the art is nice and is really reminiscent of Renaissance-era paintings. Would also be a nice change from the generic crap we have now. Not really sure how you were able to connect that cover to a simulated rape scene with a weak female that you "want to protect" but okay.
[QUOTE="FireSpirit117"]I didn't say it would. I figured it would that one out for obvious reasons. :P Hey, wait a minute! Wasn't Aljosa up in arms over the "misogyny" in the new Tomb Raider about a month ago? Why is he praising a cover with T&A and a phallic gesture over a male protagonist's crotch? :?Aljosa23
It's more Baroque than Renaissance, what with the use of diagonals and some tenebrism, invoking more emotion than geometric stability. To be honest, I'm reminded more of the fantastic art genre popular in pop art birthed from Dore and expanded upon by artists like Frazetta than anything else.