Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Misfits/Samhain/Danzig artwork origins

The original Crimson Ghost from the 1946, Fred Brannon film, "The Crimson Ghost".

Continuing with the seasonal Misfits/Samhain/Danzig theme here at DCXX, I dug up these images that I thought I'd post. I always find it very interesting when I stumble upon original artwork or images that ended up being used as classic band and or album graphics. Some of these you might have come across in the past, some you might have never knew existed, either way, here are a few I that I thought were well worth a post. All Murder, All Guts, All Fun... -Tim DCXX

Cover of the "Die, Die My Darling" single

Cover of the 1950's horror comic book, "Chamber Of Chills" #19

Cover of "Legacy Of Brutality"

Promotional scene photo from the 1946 film, "The Crimson Ghost"

Cover from the July 1984 8th issue of "Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior" comic book

Samhain "Initium" cover

Cover of Danzig I


KMB said...

Great post, I'm always wondering how they got away with the more commercial references. Nowadays, a lawsuit would happen in a blink of an eye.
Seeing that the references are almost untouched is a bit of a downer but doesn't remove the iconic value of their use.
Look forward to more art driven posts.

gruff said...

I'd wager that the Crystar cover artist swiped the image himself from somewhere else. The style of it doesn't quite match the rest of the image.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Good stuff mi amigo.

Christin Malén said...

Thats awesome!

Tom said...

The Crimson Ghost has some very nice eyes.

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The Joat said...

Wow that is some sick shit.I have been a big fan of The Misfits,Samhain and Danzig forever and never knew about any of this.Thanx