For the Paintedspires Stargate:Atlantis art challenge.
My Prompt was: Noir AU - The Team as a noir detective story: Teyla in Burberry and fedora, John as homme fatale, Rodney as Detective Teyla's sidekick, Ronon as the innocent suspect. Teyla, John, Rodney, Ronon. Add others as needed: (I added Defence Attorney Elizabeth to the roster)
Since the prompt subverted the traditional Detective Noir sexual roles, I decided to continue the theme into the realm of Noir style book covers. Yes, there are deliberate hints of gay subtext in several of these. What is the point of subverting the genre if you can't play around with it some?
I will post the banner next - it is just the character portraits (and therefore entirely subtext free
The original images are larger, and I did indeed do the other 2 combinations, but I wanted to keep the size of this combined image manageable.
Some of the book titles and taglines are from old pulp detective novels, and some have been made up to match the style. I love the language. Thanks to ~talietha
for the suggestions.