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• 10.22.08 03:56 pm

Stan Lee

Stan Lee made a scary comic book with spooky pics of monsters and dumb captions. Then it died. But some meatheads from New Jersey managed to get a hold of one and steal a skull monster for their band.
Stan Lee

Stan Lee made a scary comic book with spooky pics of monsters and dumb captions. Then it died. But some meatheads from New Jersey managed to get a hold of one and steal a skull monster for their band.

After cropping, Gausian blur and some mad leveling:

Misfits




Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    sue.

  2. Generic Food says:

    Try photocopied at the grocery store.

  3. Nah, i bet some guy with 10 years graphic design experience made this.

  4. streetbummers says:

    The Misfits typeface is from Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. Published by Forrest J. Ackerman, America’s greatest hero.

    http://www.famousmonsters.com/

    Booyah.

  5. montage says:

    isn’t the misfits logo the crimson ghost from some old ass horror movie, which stan lee is merely parodying in his shit-tastic rag?

  6. the misfits suck balls…and this stupid “crimson ghost” graphic is so played out it should be a kiddy meal sticker in mcdonald’s

  7. srsly says:

    that phrase on the other hand will NEVER be played out sucks balls, what every girl in american has done or will do, to me

  8. dirtynickels says:

    The Crimson Ghost was a shitty horror movie from the 1940’s.

  9. dirtynickels says:

    montage is right

  10. rick says:

    montage is right

  11. N.B. says:

    yes, crimson ghost was first.

  12. […] After cropping, Gausian blur and some mad leveling: KILLER…LOGO…! CHECK.THE.STREETCARNAGE.BLOG.NOW!!! […]

  13. N.B. says:

    trailer:

  14. […] After cropping, Gausian blur and some mad leveling: KILLER…LOGO…! CHECK.THE.STREETCARNAGE.BLOG.NOW!!! […]

  15. Daz76 says:

    I’m a Samhain man myself, but I haven’t been able to listen to any of their shit since What’s his name got knocked out backstage by the guy from Pantera or whatever. That was a career killer, also I heard he’s teeny tiny.

  16. johnny says:

    Gaussian blur and mad levelling? The fuck? Threshold and median, fag.

  17. Beef says:

    Groundbreaking journalism.

  18. MZR says:

    live tracing rat bastards~

  19. Jorge Regula says:

    If you’re trying to say you don’t like the Misfits just say so. But really, Where Eagles Dare, Some Kinda Hate, Last Caress, Hybrid Moments and such are pretty good. It’s like being an adult and denying diapers, the shit was part of growing up. Yes Danzig is a douche and probably was back then too, but the songs are catchy, and Last Caress is up there with Wonderwall as one of the best drunk songs ever. And yes the songs are pretty shallow, but just let it go. Rip on Brian Baker instead, it would at least create better hate mail. It’s cool to know where they took the graphic from though. The cool Misfits is long gone; besides, all their fans that dug deep enough realized the band wasn’ t deep anyway. And I know this is old, but every percent counts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfD7agP1yxw Mother – tell your kids to please not step my way, thanks

  20. kdawg in e Minor says:

    Jorge, you forgot Angelfuck and She. Blink 182 always felt, to me, a little like the modern day Misfits, to a certain extent. They were the band that somebody would get into to get their feet wet, and then move on and pretend not to like them because they were too mainstream, but wouldn’t have heard of without them being so mainstream. Misfits have good songs with mainstream appeal…catchy hooks and skulls will always be a winning formula.

  21. srsly says:

    I think you guys should recognize metallica is just better than the misfits! come on, it’s obvious.

    Gavin is genius and I would love to marry him. Let’s fly to canada together Gavin and you’ll make love to me for hours on the couch!

  22. Sketch says:

    Metallica were massive misfits fans, fuckface.

    And crimson ghost was an old horror film.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXhEamEVuHc

  23. Chachi and the MS-13s says:

    I read somewhere that the Misfits were gay… not in literal terms, in that “they’re so girl-wearing-skirt-as-a-top” way.

  24. Jigsley says:

    Is this suppose to be like The Who article? Willfully ignorant and shit? Hilarious, still.

  25. […] a tasty MTL bagel I ran across some interesting info on the origin of the MISFITS skull over at Street Boners. Apparently Stan Lee published this comic book for about one year in the 70’s with Marvel […]

  26. you're so wrong says:

    Okay look. The Misfits Skull comes from a 1930’s gangster/crime serial (one short 10 minute episode every week) called The Crimson Ghost. Stan Lee used the picture in his magazine from the show. Glenn Danzig used a xerox machine to get the effect.
    However, not to totally discredit you, Glenn Danzig has stolen many of his designs from comic books. the cover of Die Die My Darling is from a 1950’s horror comic called Chamber of Chills, and the actual Danzig skull is from the 1980’s toy-crossover comic Crystar, the Crystal Warrior.
    There’s this cool website you should check out, it’s called WIKIPEDIA and it knows a whole lot more about stuff than anyone on streetcarnage.

  27. Drippy Dog Dix and Cum Bubbles or something says:

    You are all super-fags. The Misfits were good, anyone sweating whether or not they were deep or meaningful should have their face caved-in. Catchy tunes, that’s it. As my friend’s father once said, regarding comments my friend and I were making whilst watching one of his bestiality videos, “If you going to intellectualize this shit, I’m going to turn it off”.

    Additionally, is the author of this post 9? Gaussian blur and levels? You have achieved extra-fag status, or you threw the anachronistic Photoshop reference in purely to annoy me.

  28. Lou Skum says:

    Mad Mark Rude created the skull image, the late Mark Hoffman San Diego Ca.

  29. HIHo' 138 says:

    Okay, okay, I’m the man that drawin that skull,

  30. Lyn Todd Rude says:

    That’s right Lou, Mad Marc Rude (Marc S. Hoffman) created the Misfits skull logo. I am 100% positive of this because I am his widow. Just for the record, he is the artist who did the artwork for their first album.

  31. Punk? says:

    Blink always sucked and always will – period. Misfits on the other hand, had (and still have) some great moments, though they’re not “all killer, no filler” either.

  32. What. says:

    First time here, and I’m already out the door, this one is going on the
    “These people haven’t a clue what they are talking about and you don’t want to go there” list.
    Ho-ray for block lists.

  33. Lifferville says:

    What’s the point in saying that you hate an artist or that a particular band/artist sucks? I can’t stand Madonna but that’s just me…she obviously has her fans and let them enjoy her. The “haters” who claim the Misfits suck – in general or just without Danzig – are losers. I love the original Misfits and the Graves-era Misfits but now feel The Devil’s Rain is my fave Misfits album. I endured a life-time of ridicule for being a KISS fan from the mid-70s and never cared what the “haters” said. KISS has also gone through lineup changes and some former fans are unhappy about that….this won’t stop me from still enjoying the band.

    Do the A-holes who say the Misfits are shit without Danzig think their opinion counts with anyone but themselves? Again, only a loser would take the time to trash someone just to make themselves feel like they know something the rest of us don’t.

  34. brian says:

    i also think that the skull also was taken previously from the phantom of the opera 1925.

  35. Misfit Blog says:

    The Misfits Logo And Fiend Skull

    […] blur and levels? You have achieved extra-fag status, or you threw the anachronis […]

  36. […] and syrupy mess of heavy distortion, horror film mayhem, and downright silliness. A sea of Crimson Ghost-bedecked fans began thrusting out towards the stage – wearing the skull on t-shirts, tattoos, […]


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