In the mid-1960’s bubblegum giant Topps attempted to capitalise on the popularity of superhero comics with a range of gifts that would feature humorous parodies of some of the industry’s most popular characters. But rather than cashing-in on the new boom in superhero comics they instead learned an expensive lesson in legal due diligence.
By the mid-Sixties comic book giant Marvel had gained a reputation for publishing titles that featured larger-than-life-superheroes. But in 1966 the company went in another direction, and published six comics that were anything but large.
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Drawing inspiration from one of comic’s most iconic scenes The Dark Knight Returns: Superman Batman Statue was released by DC Collectibles in August 2012.
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My work load has been extremely heavy recently, and that combined with a nasty head cold will result in this week’s post being a short one (but let’s face it, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a cold). It also wouldn’t be Christmas here at Taint The Meat without a look at a vintage Marvel Comics calendar, and this year it’s the turn of 1975.
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After a gap of several years I’ve been bitten by the statue-collecting bug again, and have unearthed this creepy little gem from DC Collectibles featuring Gwen Dylan, star of DC Comics’ iZOMBIE.
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Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to amass a large collection of superhero statues and busts, most of which are of an extremely high quality. None though have quite the level of bone-crunching impact as this superb Batman & Killer Croc statue from DC Collectibles.
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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was first published by DC Comics’ mature imprint Vertigo in 1989. The story of Morpheus, an immortal being who rules over the world of dreams, quickly became a smash with readers and helped cement Gaiman as an exciting new talent in the comics industry.
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