Manga Reviews

Gohan vs Goku Headline Dragon Ball Super Chapter 102

After spending the last dozen chapter making the Super Hero movie events part of its continuity Dragon Ball Super was back to creating new stories. The newest story arc kicked off with a fight fans have been wanting to see since Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Sensing Gohan’s second time transforming into his Beast form Goku invited his son to...

My Hero Academia Chapter 414 Review – “Overlay”

My Hero Academia is back after a few weeks on break for Kōhei Horikoshi to give us the best he can. Right now we are at the endgame with Izuku Midoriya vs Tomura Shigaraki. Things have taken a surprising turn with Midoriya’s One For All predecessors recommending he give up his Quirk to Shigaraki. This strategy is being done with...

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo Chapter 1 Review – “The Psychic Senior Police Officer”

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo is the newest addition to Shonen Jump’s manga offering. The series is being written and drawn by mangaka Shun Numa. This will be Shun Numa’s second ongoing manga series. Numa’s first series was titled Samon-kun wa Summoner and went on for 89 chapters. How will Shun Numa kick off their second series? Find out with our...

My Hero Academia Chapter 413 Review – “Leaden Mass”

My Hero Academia has gone into 2024 with Izuku Midoriya vs Tomura Shigaraki as main headliner. All the other battles are over. This is the final battle Kohei Horikoshi has been building towards. The fight has delivered with Shigaraki proving why he is the final boss of My Hero Academia. No matter what Midoriya has thrown he has been completely...

Shikamaru & Mitsuki Step Up In Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 6

The Naruto franchise returned in a big way with Boruto: Two Blue Vortex. Every chapter of since Boruto went through a timeskip has delivered major developments. Things are now somewhat calming down as Boruto was able to help defend Konoha against Code’s latest attack. In doing so we learned of certain things that went down during the latest Blank Period...

DC Comics

The 10 Best Comic Books In February 2024

February was another packed month of great comic book releases. From debuts of new comic book series to ongoing and mini-series, we had a lot of cool comic book to read this month. With that in mind I’ve put together the 10 best comic books released for the month of February. AVENGERS: TWILIGHT #3 CREATIVE TEAM Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist:...

Green Arrow #9 Review – “Arrow vs The Wall”

Green Arrow has returned to the DC Universe with a whole new mission statement. He is using his experience from traveling the Multiverse to protect the greater hero community. That quickly got complicated as Green Arrow discovered that Amanda Waller is targeting all of the DCU heroes. With Amanda Waller announcing to the world her takeover of the Hall Of...

“The Joker Year One” Confirms Batman’s True Love

This week’s Batman #144 brought the three-part ‘The Joker Year One” storyline to a close. With it we got some greater insight into the Joker. How we got to those answers wasn’t the cleanest way as we were also treated to a possible future where Joker created his own Walking Dead scenario. Through both the past and future stories led...

Wonder Woman #6 Review – Outlaw Finale

The stage has been set with Wonder Woman and Sovereign assembling their respective forces. As things stand Sovereign is the one with all the advantages. Especially since Wonder Woman still doesn’t know she has a new nemesis orchestrating her current status quo. With the sides defined now, it is time to see the story escalate to its next level. That...

Nightwing #111 Review – Heartless Takes His Talents To Gotham City

Tom Taylor recently announced that his current Nightwing run is coming to an end. All signs point to Nightwing having his big clash with Heartless to wrap up Taylor and Bruno Redondo’s run. But before we get to that point Taylor still has time to set up his finale. Heartless hasn’t had much of a presence since Nightwing defeated Blockbuster...

Marvel Comics

The 10 Best Comic Books In February 2024

February was another packed month of great comic book releases. From debuts of new comic book series to ongoing and mini-series, we had a lot of cool comic book to read this month. With that in mind I’ve put together the 10 best comic books released for the month of February. AVENGERS: TWILIGHT #3 CREATIVE TEAM Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist:...

The Immortal Thor #7 Review – “All Trials Are One”

Immortal Thor has gone down an unexpected path of going meta with its latest Asgard epic. That is thanks to not only Thor and Loki but also Minotaur and Enchantress unexpected team-up. Both these team-ups are running simultaneously. The question is when they will finally meet and how meta will Al Ewing and Martín Cóccolo get? Let’s find out with...

Top Takeaways From Marvel Comics May 2024 Solicitations

May is shaping up to be a big month for Marvel. The month will mark the end of the Krakoa Age for the X-Men franchise. It will also see the full kick off of the Avengers-led Blood Hunt summer blockbuster event. That along with plans for Spider-Man, Wolverine, Deadpool and others fill out a packed month leading into summer 2024....

Rise Of The Powers Of X #2 Review – “Out Of Space”

On the Rise of the Powers of X side of the latest X-Men even we got the set up of Charles Xavier hunting Moira MacTaggert. Moira has certainly been built up as one of the biggest villains in the franchise right now. Though this mission won’t be easy as Enigma, the godly A.I. clone of Nathaniel Essex, is hunting Xavier’s...

Ultimate Spider-Man #2 Review

There was no better way for a series to debut than how Ultimate Spider-Man #1 hit the market. Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto created magic with their debut issue. It was a refreshing comic book that felt like Marvel had a creative team doing something new with Spider-Man. It tapped into what the spirit of the Ultimate Universe is supposed...

Other Publishers

Duke #4 Preview – First Look At M.A.R.S. Arrival

Duke #3 delivered a lot of intriguing developments with the Baroness making a major impact. Now ahead of its next issue release Skybound and Image Comics has provided us with a first look at Duke #4 to share. Duke #4 will released on March 27, 2024. The latest issue will continue Joshua Williamson, Tom Reilly and Jordie Bellaire narrative with...

The 10 Best Comic Books In February 2024

February was another packed month of great comic book releases. From debuts of new comic book series to ongoing and mini-series, we had a lot of cool comic book to read this month. With that in mind I’ve put together the 10 best comic books released for the month of February. AVENGERS: TWILIGHT #3 CREATIVE TEAM Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist:...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #117 Review – “Darkest Hour”

Melissa Flores and Adam Gorham ended the first half of Darkest Hour with the death of Lord Drakkon at the hands of a corrupted Ranger Slayer. That death created even more questions as to how the Power Rangers have any hope in defeating Dark Specter. The Grand Monarch of Evil has remade the Morphin Grid into his own image. The...

Lotus Land #5 Preview

Writer Darcy Van Poelgeest and artist Caio Filipe continue their series with Lotus Land #5 releasing on March 20th. Ahead of its release BOOM! Studios has provided us with a first look at what to expect from Lotus Land #5 to share. Joined by colorist Patricio Delpeche, Beto Ledes and Jon Amarillo, and letterer Nate Piekos, Poelgeest and Filipe will...

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #305 Preview – Dawn Moreno Betrayed?

Skybound and Image Comics has provided us with a first look at G.I JOE: A Real American Hero #305 to share. With this latest issue of writer Larry Hama and artist Chris Mooneyham will be continuing their G.I. JOE epic with a major betrayal. Joined by colorist Francesco Segala, Hama and Mooneyham G.I JOE: A Real American Hero #305 will...

Sales Charts and Rankings

January 2024 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the January 2024 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...

Manga Pummels Superhero Comic Books In 2023

The year may change but the song remains. While American superhero comic book publishers have been busy shooting themselves in the foot over and over for the past five years, manga has grown into a sales monster. 2023 was no different. Manga continues to obliterate American superhero comics in an alarming fashion. Given the low quality of writing and bizarre...

Year In Review: Comic Book Sales Rankings For 2023

With 2023 in the rear-view mirror, it is time to sift through all of the single-issue comic sales rankings and come up with some final numbers. First up, let’s take a look at how many Top 10, Top 25, Top 50, Top 75, and Top 100 titles that each publisher had in 2023. Most Top 10 Wins in 2023 The...

December 2023 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the December 2023 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 2023 2023 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the November 2023 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

The 10 Best Comic Books In February 2024

February was another packed month of great comic book releases. From debuts of new comic book series to ongoing and mini-series, we had a lot of cool comic book to read this month. With that in mind I’ve put together the 10 best comic books released for the month of February. AVENGERS: TWILIGHT #3 CREATIVE TEAM Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist:...

Gohan vs Goku Headline Dragon Ball Super Chapter 102

After spending the last dozen chapter making the Super Hero movie events part of its continuity Dragon Ball Super was back to creating new stories. The newest story arc kicked off with a fight fans have been wanting to see since Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Sensing Gohan’s second time transforming into his Beast form Goku invited his son to...

“The Joker Year One” Confirms Batman’s True Love

This week’s Batman #144 brought the three-part ‘The Joker Year One” storyline to a close. With it we got some greater insight into the Joker. How we got to those answers wasn’t the cleanest way as we were also treated to a possible future where Joker created his own Walking Dead scenario. Through both the past and future stories led...

United Planets Set-Up The Next DCU Crisis In Green Lantern #8

Dawn of DC has been a whole new age of heroes. For many, this meant rediscovering their place as solo heroes in a world without the Justice League. But for the Green Lantern Corps, it’s been more difficult than that. Hal Jordan and John Stewart started grounded on Earth. This created a big question about the state of the Green...

Birds Of Prey #6 Reveals Reason For Barbara Gordon’s Exclusion

The new era for Birds of Prey with Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero as the creative team got off to a newsworthy start before even the first issue was released. The reason for that was the omission of Barbara Gordon and Helena Bertinelli from the new team. Black Canary assembling a new Birds of Prey team without Oracle and Huntress...

Comic Book Solicitations

BOOM! Studios May 2024 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios May is shaping up to be the beginning and end of certain comic books. On the new side of things Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and Guillaume Martinez’s The Armory Wars: No World for Tomorrow and Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Somnath Pal’s Crocodile Black series making their debut. Meanwhile the final issues of Once Upon a Time at the...

Top Takeaways From Marvel Comics May 2024 Solicitations

May is shaping up to be a big month for Marvel. The month will mark the end of the Krakoa Age for the X-Men franchise. It will also see the full kick off of the Avengers-led Blood Hunt summer blockbuster event. That along with plans for Spider-Man, Wolverine, Deadpool and others fill out a packed month leading into summer 2024....

Top Takeaways From DC Comics May 2024 Solicitations

After teasing a big event during Free Comic Book Day 2024 it does not appear that May will do anything to progress it. Maybe the teased big DC Comics event will happen in June to be a summer event. That or, the event could be much later like in the fall. Because of that for the month of May, the...

Top Takeaways From Marvel Comics April 2024 Solicitations

Marvel will be having a busy April. They will be kicking off spring with the first big Avengers event of the year, titled Blood Hunt. Along with that, we will be getting the penultimate issues of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X. In the middle of these events, both Spider-Gwen and Deadpool are...

BOOM! Studios April 2024 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios will continue to bring it in 2024 as they announce the comic books to expect coming this April and beyond. These comic books include Zac Thompson and Nicola Izzo’s Blow Away and Tony Fleecs and Dave Wachter’s Uncanny Valley leading the way with their debut issues. Find out what else is coming from BOOM! Studios with their April...

Movies And TV

Super Mario Crosses The $1 Billion Mark

We head into May with the summer blockbuster fully firing on all cylinders. Several contenders have been exposed as box office bombs while The Super Mario Bros. Movie has risen to the top. As always, we turn to the incredible The Numbers for the latest in box office projections. The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues exceeding all expectations and completely...

The Super Mario Bros Movie Is Still Hot But Can It Catch Frozen II?

The summer blockbuster season continues to heat up as blockbuster movies are weighing into the fray. Some are falling and others are hitting big highs. As always, we turn to the incredible The Numbers for the latest in box office projections. The Super Mario Bros. Movie took first place by crushing all competitors as it hauled in $58 million at...

It is Super Mario’s World

Now that it is April, the summer blockbuster season is beginning to heat up with several big blockbuster hopefuls entering the ring. As always, we turn to the incredible The Numbers for the latest in box office projections. This past weekend brought six new wide releases and Mario, in his second week, beat them all with little to no effort....

DC Studios Plan and 10 New Projects – Comic Book Revolution Podcast Ep. 104

In this episode, Kevin, Steven, and Rokk get together to discuss the big news from James Gunn concerning the next 8-10 years for DC Studios. The guys talk about Gunn’s interview answers to figure out Gunn’s’ vision for DC Studios going forward. The guys then dive into the ten new projects that Gunn unveiled. 55:40:10 - Intro to the 8-10...

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...

Toys

Mondo Scareglow: Buy or Pass?

Mondo has established a name for itself in delivering some gorgeous and detailed Masters of the Universe collectible toys. We covered the insane Mondo 1/6 scale Battle Cat and the incredible 1/6 scale Skeletor. Well, we now have another mind-bending MOTU toy from Mondo: a Scareglow soft vinyl Timed Edition figure! Scareglow is one of the most popular figures from the...

MOTU Origins Rokkon: Buy or Pass?

Yesterday afternoon, Mattel Creations dropped a Masters of the Universe Origins surprise on us! After being teased on the box art for the Eternia playset, we are finally getting Rokkon! I have been anxiously waiting for Mattel to get around to creating an Origns version of Rokkon. This is such a cool figure and one of the few transforming Masters...

Buy or Pass: Mondo Juggernaut Soft Vinyl Figure

Whenever Mondo rolls out a new figure I know two things: 1. It is going to be expensive. 2. It is going to look insanely good! This latest Mondo figure is no exception. Mondo is kicking off 2024 with a timed edition figure in the form of the Juggernaut! Everyone loves Cain Marko, the roid-rage-fueled mutant bad guy powered by...

Buy or Pass: Mondo Masters of the Universe Skeletor Deluxe 1/6 Scale Figure

Mondo is known for delivering some of the most amazing and detailed Masters of the Universe toys at a premium price point. Well, it looks like Mondo has another expensive yet gorgeous MOTU toy headed our way. Mondo rolled out their new Masters of the Universe: Skeletor Deluxe 1/6 scale figure on June 20, 2023! This is a Timed Edition...

Vykron MOTU Masterverse Mattel Creations Exclusive: Buy or Pass?

Mattel just unveiled the pre-order for the latest Masters of the Universe figure: Vykron! This newest MOTU Masterverse figure is slated to launch on June 6, 2023, at 9 am PT. Before we discuss the merits of this latest Mattel Creations exclusive figure, let’s take a look at the history of Vykron. This character is most definitely a deep cut...