Monday, May 21, 2012
Famous Monsters Of Santo!
Here's a fascinating cover for a Colombian comic book featuring Santo, the famous Mexcican wrestler and movie star. The artist here signed "Jose G. Cruz", has some very specific influences for the monster elements of this cover.
Clearly this Christopher Lee image of Lee as Dracula is the source for the foreground figure.
And assorted heads from this Famous Monsters of Filmland cover by Ken Kelly are used at the top of the image. If you note the green-faced character, it means the great Chris Lee is on this cover twice, and that's without seeing the mug of the mysterious "El Enmascarado de Plata" himself.