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
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar 1978 was the fourth calendar published by the comic book giant and, along with sporting an extremely long title, included new artwork of Marvel’s biggest star by some of the publisher’s most popular artists.
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The Little Book of Superman is a fitting tribute to the world’s first — and many would argue biggest — superhero: The Man of Steel; The Last Son of Krypton; The Man of Tomorrow — Superman. Continue reading The Little Book of Superman (Taschen, 2016)
Marvel Comics’ golden Avenger Iron Man is immortalised in this dramatic statue from Diamond Select Toys. Continue reading Reviewed: Iron Man Statue (Diamond Select Toys, 2017)
This week’s entry marks a landmark for Taint The Meat — it’s our 300th post. Over the last few weeks I’ve been considering the most appropriate subject to help celebrate such an anniversary. Something comic related? Obviously. Something eye-catching and impressive? No doubt. And something pretty awesome? Definitely. Then I saw this wonderfully dramatic Doctor Strange Statue from Diamond Select Toys — problem solved! Continue reading Doctor Strange Statue (Diamond Select Toys, 2017)
The Little Book of Fantastic Four is a small celebration of a very big comic book. Continue reading The Little Book of Fantastic Four (Taschen, 2017)