Category Archives: Comics

REVIEWED: Aquaman statue by Diamond Select Toys

Over the last few months I’ve been reviewing some of Diamond Select Toys range of affordable PVC statues of classic comic book superheroes. This week I’m going to take a closer look at the first DC statue I’ve purchased from this range: Aquaman. Continue reading REVIEWED: Aquaman statue by Diamond Select Toys

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REVIEWED: Spider-Man statue by Diamond Select Toys

Over the last couple of years Diamond Select Toys have released an impressive range of attractive — and affordable — PVC statues featuring some of Marvel Comics’ most popular super-heroes. And this statue of The Amazing Spider-Man is no exception. Continue reading REVIEWED: Spider-Man statue by Diamond Select Toys

REVIEWED: The Incredible Hulk Statue (Diamond Select Toys)

I recently had a bit of a clear out in my home office, rearranging some shelves and generally having a tidy up. As a result I’ve managed to clear some shelf space, which can mean only one thing: I now have space for some more comic book statues! The first new addition to my collection is this rather impressive statue featuring Marvel Comics green behemoth, The Incredible Hulk. Continue reading REVIEWED: The Incredible Hulk Statue (Diamond Select Toys)

REVIEWED: Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke

September 2018 saw the release of DC Comics’ Absolute edition of Batman: The Killing Joke. This new collection celebrates the 30th anniversary of writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland’s seminal Batman and Joker story, originally published in 1988. For this review I’m not going to look at the story, but rather at the Absolute edition itself in order to discover if this new prestige format re-release is worth a double — or even triple — dip. I’m also going to take a quick look at the history of DC’s Absolute range of reprints. Continue reading REVIEWED: Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke

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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