I had several friends who worked for Northern Natural Gas here in Omaha. When Enron bought Northern Natural, Enron moved them to Houston. They lost their jobs, retirements and homes and will be trying to recover from their horrifying corporate move for the rest of their lives.
Yeah, he's not really dead, he's faking to avoid jail - and as a side benefit - taxes. Let's face it, he'd do it, he's not the world's most honest dirtbag.
That's what I was thinkin'. I figure he found someone that looked exactly like him and had him offed with a traceless poison that duplicates the effects of a heart attack. Or maybe he made a deal with the devil and ol' Scratch conjured up this body for him. Either way he didn't do it to avoid taxes, I doubt he ever paid them. No, if he's still alive, he's carrying out his destiny - uniting the Molemen, the Moorlocks, and the Crab People into a massive army that will wipe human civilization from the face of the earth.
. . . in bed
You can fry an egg on the devil's hiney, but it ain't never gonna come out sunny-side up, A-men!
So, yes, you're not using the correct tool for building a logo. Aside from that, I think number 1 and number 5 are working the best. Although number 3 can work as well. Try these without the black background...