The Black Hole by Jack Kirby

Here at ‘Tain’t the Meat… It’s the Humanity!, our mission statement has always been to uncover lost or forgotten pop culture curiosities from the worlds of comics and film. This week we’ve unearthed a little gem from the late 1970s that scratches both of those itches at once — a newspaper comic strip adaptation of Disney’s The Black Hole, drawn by legendary comic book artist Jack (King!) Kirby.

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The Brothers Hildebrandt Collector Cards, cards #1-15 (1994)

 

A 8½ x 10 inch mini-poster released to promote the trading cards.

It’s been awhile since I posted an entire trading card collection, and as I’m still in the mood to post some pretty pictures, I’m going to spend the next few weeks taking a closer look at The Brothers Hildebrandt Collector Cards, released by Comic Images in 1994. Continue reading The Brothers Hildebrandt Collector Cards, cards #1-15 (1994)

Universal Studios Monsters: The Invisible Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a closer look at some of my favourite action figures, namely the Universal Studios Monsters collection released by Sideshow Toy between 1999 and 2001. The series featured 15 figures that paid homage to many of Universal’s iconic movie monsters — FrankensteinThe Wolf Man and The Mummy, to name  few — as well as the actors who portrayed them. This week it’s the turn of Claude Rains’ memorable performance as The Invisible Man, from the Universal film released in 1933. Continue reading Universal Studios Monsters: The Invisible Man action figure by Sideshow Toy (2000)