Monday, February 6, 2012

Dark Shadows and Famous Monsters, round 2

Here are scans from the second of several Dark Shadows appearances in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. I have trouble believing that Forrest J. Ackerman wasn't delighted by Dark Shadows and can imagine him watching the show daily over a bowl of Count Chocula cereal. (If you like the Ackermonster you really need to follow that link.)

The cover is by the great Basil Gogos, who painted a number of covers in the Warren Magazines line, as well as the cover of Hellbilly Deluxe by Rob Zombie. Prints of his Barnabas Collins art are difficult to come by but surface from time to time at conventions and Ebay.

While the coverage is still Barnabas-centric the photos of this issue show a healthy collection of Dark Shadows characters. Also part of the spread are photos showing the transformation of Angelique (a surprisingly iconic moment in the show given that it spanned only 2 or 3 episodes in Dark Shadows 1,100+ episode run.

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