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.
Released by Comic Images in 1994 The Brothers Hildebrandt Collector Cards was a set of trading cards that featured the artwork of renowned fantasy illustrators Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Continue reading The Brothers Hildebrandt Collector Cards, cards #16-30 (1994)
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)
After spending the last few months looking at various action figures, toys and statues I’m now in the mood to post some pretty pictures. So with that goal in mind I’m going take a closer look at the Frazetta Calendar from 1980.
Continue reading Frazetta Calendar 1980
Fresh from vinyl toy maker Unbox Industries comes this superb statue featuring future lawman Judge Dredd‘s arch nemesis, Judge Death! Continue reading Reviewed: Judge Death Statue (Unbox Industries, 2018)
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 — Frankenstein, The 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)
Gene Belcher — the fart-obsessed middle child from animated hit Bob’s Burgers — received the coveted oversized vinyl figure treatment from Kidrobot in 2017. Behold: Beefsquatch! Continue reading Reviewed: Beefsquatch! (Kidrobot, 2017)