Post by robbytheautomaton on Dec 5, 2012 23:12:41 GMT -5
Long time reader of HG101, first time poster. I was reading the fantastic Tracing the Influence article and saw some Metal Fangs portraits I recognized.
The portrait thought to be of Will Smith is in fact probably the rapper Slick Rick (the Ruler) from the back of his album "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick".
The portrait labeled "Elvis Costello" looks a bit too Asian; maybe it's Sean Lennon? Could be anyone today with those glasses, but back in the 90's...
Also, the one labeled MC Hammer might be comedian/actor/talk show host Arsenio Hall, based on the eyes, forhead and haircut--if you look at a photo of MC Hammer without sunglasses you'll see that he has "sad" eyes that turn downwards at the outer edges. Although the nose and mustache look closer to Hammer, so it could be a composite.
The two younger looking guys are rap duo Kris Kross of Sega CD fame, based on the poses and haircuts:
Finally, the woman in the middle is Shannon Doherty, "Brenda" from Beverly Hills 90210.
This YouTube clip shows off an early version of Shadow of the Comet (a demo, to be specific), and the same portrait is used here (albeit with the hair and suit recolored). However, instead of it being the character from the final game (I think his name was Underhouse), it's supposed to be Lovecraft himself.