Thought this would be a graceful segue. Gold Key’s Dark Shadows series had a range of cover concepts. They started with photo covers (meh), went to these painted ones–the best, obviously–and then went to some rather cheesy–and presumably cheaper–drawn covers. In the comics Barnabas generally was used as a hero, probably because they made the comics for kids and thus thing they have to be very simple.
These aren’t as good as the Dell stuff I’ve spotlit before, I think, but hey, why not?