|Now the cover characters might be, in the context of the story, on some survival-walkabout thing, but there's no evidence to imply that. So instead, it's just nekkid dark-skinned people portrayed as exotic savages, again.|
A picture, they say, paints a thousand words. However you are right that it's all about the context. Considering it's cover art we will have to wait for the actual story to see whether or not it's an "exotic savage" stereotype.
Considering that Uluru is a big part of the local Pitjantjatjara people's belief system it isn't beyond all reason to suppose that they are in traditional dress for religious reasons is it?
I understand that Westerners should be extremely careful in what context they portray any society that has been as persecuted as the native Australians have been by us and I'm not trying to be obtuse here but I genuinely can't see why the picture is offensive. I have no idea if Morrison is writing the Red Tornado parts of 52 but his depiction of native Australians in the past (ie The Invisibles) has semed to me to be respectful.
I'm sorry if this is making me look a little ignorant but can you explain this to me in a little more detail?