Manga Reviews

Anya Discovers Melinda Desmond Secret In Spy x Family Chapter 75

In the aftermath of the Red Circus story arc that saw Anya and her classmates from Eden Academy being held hostage by a terrorist groups we got several major developments in Spy x Family Chapter 75. That is not surprising given how much Anya and her friends went through against the Red Circus story arc. But what was a surprise...

Dandadan “Turbo-Granny” Arc Review – Manga Revolution Podcast Episode 53

Welcome back to the Manga Revolution Podcast! On this week’s episode Rokk and I are reviewing the first eight chapters of Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan. Tatsu’s Dandadan has been running as ongoing series since 2021. Now with 93 chapters released Dandadan has achieve major popularity with an anime adaption rumored to be announced at any point. With these eight chapter make...

Naruto: Konoha’s Story – The Steam Ninja Scrolls Chapter 8 Review

Naruto’s 20th-anniversary celebration has been bringing us a lot more Naruto Universe content. Along with the currently running Boruto: Naruto The Next Generation anime and manga we’ve gotten several other new mangas in the universe. One of them has been the Sasuke Story which has Sasuke and Sakura out on an adventure together. We are also getting Naruto: Konoha’s Story -...

Ghost Powers Kikoru Shinomiya Beyond Her Limits In Kaiju No. 8 Chapter 79

Kaiju No. 8 has been in the middle of its 8th full story arc titled “The Second Wave.” Starting back in Kaiju No. 8 Chapter 77, “The Second Wave” arc has featured Kikoru Shinomiya, Mina Ashiro, Soshiro Hoshina, Gen Narumi, and Rin Shinonome facing off against Kaiju No. 11 through Kaiju No. 15. With five different battle zones Naoya Matsumoto...

Junji Ito’s Tomie Review – Manga Revolution Podcast Episode 52

Welcome back to the Manga Revolution Podcast! With Junji Ito's new Maniac anime anthology series debuting on Netflix we’ve decided to dive into Ito’s Tomie. Tomie is cult classic series that has been collected in different forms. The version Rokk and I are tackling is the Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition that VIZ Media released in 2016. This version collects all...

DC Comics

Batman #132 Review – “The Bat-Man Of Gotham”

Bruce Wayne has not been having the easiest transition into the new direction for the DC Universe. First there was the whole thing with Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths. Then Bruce and the Batman Family went from that directly into dealing with the Failsafe story. By the end of the conflict with Failsafe Bruce was once again taken off the...

Action Comics #1051 Review – Dawn Of New Superman Family Direction

Action Comics is leading the way when it comes to establishing a new direction for the Superman franchise. With DC Comics having a renewed focus on establishing the entire Superman Family they are turning Action Comics into an anthology series, similar to Batman: Urban Legends. This new direction looks to give the spotlight to all the Superman Family members rather...

The Real Legion of Super-Heroes Returns in Batman Superman World’s Finest #14

The DC Comics April 2023 solicitations delivered quite a surprise for Legion of Super-Heroes fans. We got the cover for Batman Superman World’s Finest #14 which showed off the original three Legionnaires in full glory flying alongside Kal-El. It has been a while since we have seen any Legionnaires in a DC comic book. But, there was even bigger news...

The New Champion of Shazam! #4 Review – “The Last Battle of Mary!”

The New Champion Of SHAZAM has been a fun surprise as we’ve seen Mary Bromfield step up after Billy Batson’s disappearance. Mary finding herself back in the superhero game after being ready to move on to the next phase of her life as she set off to go to college has been a good story. We’ve seen how a big...

Nightwing #100 Review – “Power Vacuum: The Leap”

The current Nightwing series has hit a major milestone with its 100th issue. That milestone would be enough to make this a big issue but it is not the only reason. Why? Well, Nightwing #100 also is one of the comic books that takes place post-Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths. Along with Action Comics #1051 later this month DC Comics...

Marvel Comics

Demon Wars: Down In Flames #1 Review – “Into The Spirit World”

Demon Wars has delivered an imaginative follow-up to Peach Momoko’s Demon Days series. What’s made Demon Wars so much fun is how Momoko has melded both Marvel’s Civil War and symbiote crisis with the mythological universe she has created. The latest developments threw a lot into chaos as the characters you would think you’ve sided with aren’t what they seem....

Scarlet Witch #2 Review – “What Lurks In An Android’s Nightmares”

Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli’s Scarlet Witch ongoing series got off to a strong start. Wanda Maximoff was immediately showcased as a character who should always have an ongoing series from Marvel. With the unlimited potential of the magic world, there is plenty of ways to tell Wanda’s story that enhances her background as an Avenger and X-Men character. Now...

Thor #30 Review – The Legacy Of Thanos

Donny Cates and Nic Klein have been putting Thor through the ringer as the current All-Father of Asgard deals with everything he saw in the future vision that Black Winter gave him. A big part of that future vision was wat appears to be Thanos conquering the Marvel Universe by using an Infinity Stone-powered Mjolnir and controlling all the superheroes...

Wasp #1 Review – Janet Van Dyne Time Is Now!

Not growing up an Avengers fan I don’t have a childhood connection to the characters under that franchise like I do with Spider-Man and the X-Men. Even now I haven’t really read the Avengers team books as they’ve been released. However, thanks to Marvel Unlimited I have read a lot of classic Avengers runs and still catching up on reading....

Marvel Unlimited’s Infinity Comics Are Marvel’s Best Comic Books

Marvel has been publishing a lot of great comics throughout the years but by far the best comic book stories they have produced aren’t at comic book shops. That’s because Marvel’s best comic books are coming from the Infinity Comics line exclusively first available on their Marvel Unlimited online subscription service. These stories haven’t just been saved for Spider-Man and...

Other Publishers

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2 Review

The sequel to the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book crossover got off to a strong start. Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora found the best way to kick things off to have a maximum impact out of the gate as Casey Jones not only got his own Power Ranger form but also turned traitor...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #104 Review

Things have certainly escalated with Rita Repulsa returning as Mistress Vile to cause all sorts of chaos to not only the Power Rangers but also Lord Zedd. We’ve never seen a Rita this powerful as she has reached a whole new level that made even Lord Zedd look like a child playing with a toy. The question is how she...

The 5 Best Comic Book Storylines Of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close we continue our celebration of what a great year of comic books and manga are. We’ve revealed what our Best Manga, Best Shonen Jump Covers, Best Comic Book Single Issues, Best Comic Book Series, Best Comic Book Moments are. Now its time to talk about what the Best Comic Book Stories of 2022. There...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 Review

The first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover mini-series was one of my favorite comic books of 2020. Ryan Parrott and Simone Di Meo fully tapped into the potential of a crossover with the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles. Now we are finally getting a sequel to that with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

The 10 Best Comic Book Series Of 2022

2022 was a year filled with a lot of incredible comic books. We’ve already spotlighted the Best Comic Book Single Issues and Best Comic Book Moments of 2022. Now it's time to present our 10 Best Comic Book Series of 2022. From ongoings, mini-series, and big events we were treated well with plenty of comic books to read throughout the...

Sales Charts and Rankings

December 2022 Graphic Novels Sales Charts Including Superhero Comic Books and Manga

It is that time of the month when we get to check out the latest graphic novels sales numbers. As always, ICv2 is the best source for these sales numbers. ICv2 released several sales charts for December 2022 including the Top 20 Author Graphic Novels, Top 20 Superheroes Graphic Novels, Top 20 Manga Graphic Novels, and Top 20 Adult Graphic...

December 2022 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the December 2022 single-issue comic book sales rankings. Things are getting murkier in terms of actual unit numbers. So, we will have to settle with going to ICv2 for their Top 200 sales rankings. It is not as good as actual unit numbers, but we have to work with what we get. Keep in...

November 2022 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the November 2022 single-issue comic book sales rankings. Things are getting murkier in terms of actual unit numbers. So, we will have to settle with going to ICv2 for their Top 200 sales rankings. It is not as good as actual unit numbers, but we have to work with what we get. Keep in...

October 2022 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the October 2022 single-issue comic book sales rankings. Things are getting murkier in terms of actual unit numbers. So, we will have to settle with going to ICv2 for their Top 200 sales rankings. It is not as good as actual unit numbers, but we have to work with what we get. Keep in...

September 2022 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the September 2022 single-issue comic book sales rankings. Things are getting murkier in terms of actual unit numbers. So, we will have to settle with going to ICv2 for their Top 200 sales rankings. It is not as good as actual unit numbers, but we have to work with what we get. Keep in...

Commentary

Anya Saved By Unexpected Character In Spy x Family Chapter 74

Tatsuya Endo has been working on one of the longest story arcs he’s done for Spy x Family. The story in question has been titled Red Circus Arc. The story arc has not only been one of the longest story arcs in Spy x Family’s history but also one of the darkest stories Endo has told in this series. The...

The Real Legion of Super-Heroes Returns in Batman Superman World’s Finest #14

The DC Comics April 2023 solicitations delivered quite a surprise for Legion of Super-Heroes fans. We got the cover for Batman Superman World’s Finest #14 which showed off the original three Legionnaires in full glory flying alongside Kal-El. It has been a while since we have seen any Legionnaires in a DC comic book. But, there was even bigger news...

Trunks New Android Rival Debuts In Dragon Ball Super Chapter 89

We entered a new era for Dragon Ball Super with Chapter 88 with Goten and Trunks taking over as the series lead. This immediately gave a refreshing new direction for Dragon Ball Super, a series that has been completely dominated by Goku and Vegeta. With this new direction, we saw Goten and Trunks dealing with their own Android Saga as...

Marvel Unlimited’s Infinity Comics Are Marvel’s Best Comic Books

Marvel has been publishing a lot of great comics throughout the years but by far the best comic book stories they have produced aren’t at comic book shops. That’s because Marvel’s best comic books are coming from the Infinity Comics line exclusively first available on their Marvel Unlimited online subscription service. These stories haven’t just been saved for Spider-Man and...

DC Comics Must Not Forget Webtoon Factor With Dawn Of DC

With the Dawn Of DC starting last week with Batman #131 we see that the direction DC Comics is taking focused on the comic book side of the brand. But as comic books are the focus DC Comics should not forget about a major door of opportunity to build up their fan base. That opportunity is one they created for...

Comic Book Solicitations

DC Comics April 2023 Solicitations Analysis

DC Comics begins the second quarter of 2023 with the Green Arrow Family leading the way. DC’s architect Joshua Williamson will be bringing back Green Arrow in his own series with the rest of his family along for the ride. There are also big things in store for Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and more. Let’s take a look at what...

Marvel Comics April 2023 Solicitations Analysis

Marvel’s plans for April have been revealed with their latest solicitations. The month looks to be a big one for the Avengers in particular. Because just as Jason Aaron’s run comes to an end in April we will also see the beginning of a big Captain America crossover event. Along with that, we have the Guardians of the Galaxy returning,...

Marvel Comics March 2023 Solicitations Analysis

Marvel has released their full March 2023 solicitations right before we go on our holiday break. From a major return from Doctor Strange to learning the truth about why Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson’s latest break-up happened there are a lot of things to talk about what is to come from Marvel in March 2023. Let’s break down the...

DC Comics March 2023 Solicitations Analysis

DC Comics' first quarter of 2023 plans are now available as they’ve released their March 2023 solicitations. With that, we see that the Justice League, Green Lantern, and several other franchises continue to be MIA. Similar to January and February, DC Comics focuses on establishing Superman and Wonder Woman franchises along with the already strong Batman franchise. To do that...

DC Comics February 2023 Solicitations Analysis

DC Comics is going to be taking its time to fully show off what the DC Universe will be like in the aftermath of Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths. We see that with February 2023 continuing the trend from January where the Batman Family dominance in DC Comics' publishing line-up is more apparent than ever. Some of that is being...

Movies And TV

Best Anime Of 2022 – Manga Revolution Podcast Episode 49

Welcome back to the Manga Revolution Podcast! After covering our favorite manga last week Rokk and I return with our Best Of Anime. We previously gave our collective 10 Best Anime Of 2022 that both Rokk and I voted on. For the Best of Anime 2022 podcast episode we are not just going to be covering favorite anime from each...

The 10 Best Anime Of 2022

2022 was another year filled with excellent anime. With even more manga and light novels getting adapted along with long-running series getting additional season pick-ups, 2022 gave us a lot of anime to watch. Now that we’ve come to the end of the Rokk and I voted on what The Revolution's 10 best anime series of the year are. Scroll...

The 10 Best Anime Openings Of 2022

From the Winter to Fall 2022 season anime fans were treated to another year filled with a lot fantastic anime series to watch. There are a lot of factors that make for a great anime. One of those is having a strong opening. The best anime openings combine music and video accompanying that build hype for what you are about...

Strange World Debuts As A Massive Bomb In The Box Office

The Thanksgiving weekend box office was unimpressive. Still, there are some noteworthy nuggets from this holiday weekend. As always, we turn to the incredible The Numbers for the latest in box office projections. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever retained first place due to there being literally zero competition for the third straight week. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought in a projected...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Falls Short of Original But Still Gets Easy Box Office Win

Disney rolled out their latest Marvel Studios movie with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This MCU movie should help the box office finish 2022 on a stronger note than September through October. As always, we turn to the incredible The Numbers for the latest in box office projections. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had no competition at all as it dominated the...

Toys

Frog Monger MOTU Origins: Buy or Pass

Mattel just notified us that their newest Masters of the Universe Origins figure is going to go on sale on Mattel Creations in a few days. This new Masters of the Universe Origins figure? Well, it is none other than Frog Monger! This is a figure that fans have been excited to get from the moment that Mattel first unveiled...

Space Sumo MOTU Origins- Buy or Pass

Mattel Creations had a mystery Masters of the Universe Origins sale slated to go on December 14, 2022. We have known about this for several weeks. Well, Mattel Creations just sent out emails unveiling the mystery MOTU Origins figure that will be on sale on December 14, 2022! That mystery figure is….Space Sumo! Yeah, I know, Space Sumo was one...

Camo Khan MOTU Origins Mattel Creations Exclusive: Buy or Pass?

I got an email from Mattel alerting me that their latest Mattel Creations Masters of the Universe Origins figure was about to go on sale in a couple of days. The newest MOTU Origins exclusive figure is Camo Khan. It is slated to come out on December 2, 2022, for $30 and is limited to two per customer. Before we...

Mondo 1/6 Scale Battle Cat: Purchase or Pass?

Fans of Masters of the Universe are living in remarkable times right now. There seem to be new and incredible MOTU toys being announced every month. Mattel is delivering the vast majority of the new MOTU toys. However, Mattel has licensed MOTU out to some other toymakers to create some fantastic MOTU toys, too. One of those companies is Mondo....

A Tale of Two Crowdfunds: Eternia versus Ghost Rider

At the moment, there are two crowdfunds occurring simultaneously from two rival toy companies. In one corner, there is Hasbro with their HasLab crowdfund for the Marvel Legends Engine of Vengeance. In the other corner, we have Mattel with their Mattel Creations crowdfund for the Masters of the Universe Origins Eternia Playset. One is failing spectacularly and the other one...