This year marks the 40th anniversary of 2000AD, the British weekly science-fiction anthology comic, and here at Taint the Meat we’re celebrating this milestone by taking a look at some cool 2000AD merchandise. This week it’s the turn of this Robo-Hunter action figure from 3A. Continue reading 2000AD/Robo-Hunter action figure by 3A
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of 2000AD, the weekly British science fiction anthology comic. For the last four decades 2000AD has been a mainstay of the British science fiction scene, and is responsible for introducing hundreds of characters to British comic book readers — including Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, ABC Warriors, Rogue Trooper — as well as launching the careers of some of the comic book industry’s biggest creative talents. To help celebrate this landmark anniversary, Taint the Meat will spend the next few weeks showcasing ‘The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, beginning with a closer look at this classic issue, Prog #204. Continue reading 2000AD comic, Prog #204 (21st March 1981)
Time for another trip down into the Taint The Meat vault of comic book nostalgia. This time it’s the turn of the Marvel Comics Calendar 1980: The Occult World of Doctor Strange. May the Eternal Vishanti be praised! Continue reading Marvel Comics Calendar 1980: The Occult World of Doctor Strange
DC Comics’ very own occult detective and Hellblazer John Constantine received DC Collectibles’ statue treatment with this impressive entry from 2015.
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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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