Monkey Meat #1

Writer: Juni Ba Artist: Juni Ba Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating


DJELIYA creator JUNI BA introduces a new fantasy universe in this ANTHOLOGY SERIES! The Monkey Meat Company made its fortune selling cans of processed meat all around the world. Using that money to fuel their wacky experiments, they turned their native island into a magical hyper-capitalist hellscape where even demons have to pay rent! Follow the lives of the creatures of Monkey Meat Island in this fun, action-packed romp. Each issue is its own story!

"With this follow-up to DJELIYA, JUNI BA delivers a smart, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous satire of capitalism, climate annihilation, and perpetual content c more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Jan 5, 2022

    The story is rich with symbolism and allegory, and Monkey Meat #1 does not shy away from the grotesque in order to make its points. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tim Adams Jan 5, 2022

    If you're ready for satirical take on dystopian product manufacturing, look no further than Juni Ba's Monkey Meat. If you're not entirely sure what Monkey Meat is, don't worry, because it's not entirely clear as you're reading the first part of this anthology series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jan 6, 2022

    'Monkey Meat' #1 is Juni Ba's imaginative manifesto about the horrors of capitalism and colonization told in the most vibrant and cutting way. It's a fever dream of passionate storytelling that can't be ignored. 'Monkey Meat' comes at you fast and is unrelenting so don't miss this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jan 3, 2022

    I enjoyed the introduction to Monkey Meat and its expanding multiverse, a solid mix of dark corruption and comedy to keep an interesting story vibrant and engaging, I look forward to see what Juni Ba is bringing next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Loafy Trophy Jan 6, 2022

    This was an absolutely frenetic, bonkers book that really goes for the jugular in the most darkly comedic way. Ba takes us into the heart of the monkey meat company while absolutely savaging the dark heart of capitalism.

    The book starts by giving the reader a tour of Monkey Meat Island as we follow Lug, the island's "caretaker" around. It quickly unravels from there, as we learn the Monkey Meat Company is harvesting souls from the natives to make an energy drink. Ba hammers home the unending encroach of capitalism, framing corporations as a "cat" and discussing how "the chase is not a game to the mouse."

    Positioning corporations as colonialists who own the bodies and souls of their colonized workforce was an especial more

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 May 21, 2022

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    retcon_D Jan 24, 2022

  • 5.5
    Zach_C Nov 2, 2022

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