Manga Reviews

Kaiju No 8 Ch. 108: Kafka Hibino & Mina Ashiro Big Payoff!

Kaiju No 8 is in the middle of its endgame story when it comes to the war against Kaiju No. 9. Titled “The Last Wave,” Naoya Matsumoto latest story arc for Kaiju No 8 placed Mina Ashiro in serious danger after she defeated some of the most dangerous Kaiju. Luckily Kafka Hibino was able to step up to save his...

My Hero Academia Chapter 424 Begins Series “Epilogue Arc”

This week’s chapter of My Hero Academia was a massive one for many reasons. The biggest reason is part of the Author Notes section in Weekly Shonen Jump 2024 Issue #27 that My Hero Academia Chapter 424 released in Kohei Horikoshi confirmed he is beginning of the end for his beloved manga series. At the same time, Horikoshi made sure...

Himawari Stronger Jinchuriki Than Naruto In Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 10

With this month’s Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 10 we got full confirmation on the future of Himawari Uzumaki. This future was teased in the previous chapter of Boruto: Two Blue Vortex where it was revealed a chibi version of Kurama, the Nine-Tail Demon Fox, resided within Himawari Uzumaki. This end of chapter reveals instantly created a lot of questions...

My Hero Academia Chapter 423 Review – “One For All vs. All For One”

With each passing chapter of My Hero Academia it has felt like we are close to the end of Kohei Horikoshi’s epic manga series. The previous chapter certainly made it seem that we are at the end with Izuku Midoriya and all the remaining heroes giving it their all to finish off All For One permanently. With Midoriya seemingly able...

Psych House Chapter 1 “Want To Move In?” Review

This week Shonen Jump debut a new manga series by Omusuke Kobayashi titled Psych House. Before this new series Kobayashi has written and drawn several one-shots that were published in Shonen Jump the last few years. Now with Psych House, this will be Kobayashi’s first ongoing manga series. From the teaser of this series and its title we will be...

DC Comics

Top Takeaways From DC Comics September 2024 Solicitations

DC Comics September solicitations are here! With that we get a glimpse of how DC Comics is planning to end their summer and head into the fall season. Unsurprisingly, DC Comics September solicitations is dominated by the Absolute Power event and Batman titles. There is very little else going on in the DC Universe beyond those things. It does certainly...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 6/13/24

Welcome back to another edition of the comic book reviews round-up! This week continued to show how packed every week continues to be. This week’s comic book reviews round-up I’m going to be spotlighting Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #2, Giant-Size Daredevil #1, Green Lantern #12, and Scarlet Witch #1. Find out how these comic books turned out below. BATMAN AND...

Batman and Robin #10 Review – “Bat vs Bat”

Everything with the Man-Bat Saga is concluding with Batman and Robin #10. This is a storyline that has been going on since the series started. With how long the storyline has been going this ending could set up several other stories for the future. Especially with Batman and Robin continuing to do its own thing during Absolute Power we can...

Batman Dark Prisons Retrospective

The Batman Dark Prisons story arc was a massive landmark storyline for Chip Zdarsky’s Batman run. This storyline did not only payoff his time on the main Batman series but also things introduced in Zdarsky’s Batman: The Knight that preceded this creative run. It all centering around what Bruce Wayne would do after being utterly defeated by Batman of Zur-En-Arrh....

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 6/5/24

Welcome back to a new comic book reviews round-up! This was a notable week of comic book releases with many big endings and beginnings going on. For this week’s comic book reviews round-up we are spotlighting Birds of Prey #10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha, and The Ultimates #1. Find out how these turned out with our comic book reviews...

Marvel Comics

The Ultimates #1 Sets Up Next Ultimate Universe Event

The Ultimates #1 solidified the greater status quo of the Ultimate Universe. That status quo is something we’ve been seeing in Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Black Panther, and Ultimate X-Men. Each of those titles established what several corners of the Ultimate Universe look like. Now with The Ultimates #1 we got a better idea of the long-term plan that is currently...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 6/13/24

Welcome back to another edition of the comic book reviews round-up! This week continued to show how packed every week continues to be. This week’s comic book reviews round-up I’m going to be spotlighting Deadpool & Wolverine: WWIII #2, Giant-Size Daredevil #1, Green Lantern #12, and Scarlet Witch #1. Find out how these comic books turned out below. BATMAN AND...

Ultimate X-Men #4 Review

Ultimate X-Men has been one of the more unique titles that Marvel has published this year. And not just unique to the Ultimate Universe but the entire Marvel publishing line. That has been thanks to the creative style Peach Momoko has brought to the series. The storytelling in both her writing and artwork are unlike any other comic book. It...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 6/5/24

Welcome back to a new comic book reviews round-up! This was a notable week of comic book releases with many big endings and beginnings going on. For this week’s comic book reviews round-up we are spotlighting Birds of Prey #10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha, and The Ultimates #1. Find out how these turned out with our comic book reviews...

X-Men #35 (Uncanny X-Men #700) Review

The final chapter of the Krakoa Era is here and there is no other place it can end than with Uncanny X-Men #700. While technically X-Men #35, Marvel did not waste the opportunity to celebrate a legacy issue number by rebranding this under the Uncanny X-Men name.  That’s even with the Uncanny branding not being a part of the Krakoa...

Other Publishers

Transformers #10 Preview – First Look At Shockwave’s Plan

This past week’s Transformers #9 was yet another action packed showdown between the Autobots and Decepticons. Now Skybound and Image Comics has given us a first look at what is to come next for the Autobots and the Decepticons in Transformers #10 to share. The comic book will be releasing this July 10th from the minds of Daniel Warren Johnson,...

The Graveyard Club #1 Preview – R.L. Stine’s New Comic Book Series!

R.L. Stine will be teaming up Spider-Woman artist Carola Borelli along with colorists Francesco Segala and Gloria Martinelli, and letterer Jim Campbell for The Graveyard Club. The newest R.L. Stine comic book series from BOOM! Studios will arrive in comic book shops this September. Now ahead of its release BOOM! Studios has provided us with a first look at The...

Transformers #9 Advance Review

Transformers #9 will be picking up after the big hook ending of Shockwave making an appearance of the previous issue. The way things have gone thus far the addition of Shockwave can alter the war to return to the Decepticons favors. With the Autobots still trying to figure out how to maximize their resources and living on Earth how will...

Scarlett #2 Preview – Energon Universe Meets Clan Arashikage!

Scarlett #1 was a strong debut for the latest G.I. Joe series entry in the Energon Universe by the creative team of Kelly Thompson, Marco Ferrari, and Lee Loughridge. Continuing the momentum from the first issue, Skybound and Image Comics has provided us with a first look at Scarlett #2 to share. Arriving on July 3rd, the upcoming issue will...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 6/5/24

Welcome back to a new comic book reviews round-up! This was a notable week of comic book releases with many big endings and beginnings going on. For this week’s comic book reviews round-up we are spotlighting Birds of Prey #10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha, and The Ultimates #1. Find out how these turned out with our comic book reviews...

Sales Charts and Rankings

April 2024 Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the April 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...

March 2024 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the March 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...

February 2024 Single Issue Comic Book Sales Rankings

It is time to check out the February 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...

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...

Commentary

The Ultimates #1 Sets Up Next Ultimate Universe Event

The Ultimates #1 solidified the greater status quo of the Ultimate Universe. That status quo is something we’ve been seeing in Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Black Panther, and Ultimate X-Men. Each of those titles established what several corners of the Ultimate Universe look like. Now with The Ultimates #1 we got a better idea of the long-term plan that is currently...

Batman Dark Prisons Retrospective

The Batman Dark Prisons story arc was a massive landmark storyline for Chip Zdarsky’s Batman run. This storyline did not only payoff his time on the main Batman series but also things introduced in Zdarsky’s Batman: The Knight that preceded this creative run. It all centering around what Bruce Wayne would do after being utterly defeated by Batman of Zur-En-Arrh....

Kaiju No 8 Ch. 108: Kafka Hibino & Mina Ashiro Big Payoff!

Kaiju No 8 is in the middle of its endgame story when it comes to the war against Kaiju No. 9. Titled “The Last Wave,” Naoya Matsumoto latest story arc for Kaiju No 8 placed Mina Ashiro in serious danger after she defeated some of the most dangerous Kaiju. Luckily Kafka Hibino was able to step up to save his...

The 10 Best Comic Books In May 2024

Welcome back to our latest edition of the Best Comic Books of the Month! This time I’ve put together my list of the ten best comic books for the month of May 2024. This wasn’t an easy decision as this list could easily have doubled the number of titles that could’ve been selected. After a great amount of deliberation, I’ve...

Hope Summers & Phoenix Connection Confirmed In X-Men: Forever #4

As we near the end of the Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X we got an answer to who Hope Summers true parents are. That answer came thanks to X-Men: Forever #4 showing us a key meeting that Hope Summers had with two iconic X-Men characters. This meeting tapped into how the X-Men...

Comic Book Solicitations

Top Takeaways From DC Comics September 2024 Solicitations

DC Comics September solicitations are here! With that we get a glimpse of how DC Comics is planning to end their summer and head into the fall season. Unsurprisingly, DC Comics September solicitations is dominated by the Absolute Power event and Batman titles. There is very little else going on in the DC Universe beyond those things. It does certainly...

BOOM! Studios August 2024 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios August 2024 comic book solicitations. Included in BOOM! Studios August comic book solicitations are several new series debuts. These debuting comic books are Ryan Estrada, Sarah Graley, and Axur Eneas’ Garfield #1, Sam Humphries and Brandt & Stein’s Power Rangers Infinity #1, Matt Kindt and Ron Garney’s Red Before Black #1, and Fell Hound’s S.I.R. #1. Find out...

Top 10 Takeaways From Marvel Comics August 2024 Solicitations

Marvel Comics August solicitations are here! And to no surprise Marvel’s upcoming plans are dominated by Spider-Man and the X-Men. While the Avengers have their average presence. But when you see what’s planned for Spider-Man and the X-Men both franchises far overshadow everything going on with the Avengers. Given how hot both the Spider-Man and X-Men franchises are it is...

Top Takeaways From DC Comics August 2024 Solicitations

Absolute Power continues its second month as we got the latest DC Comics August solicitations. The grasp Absolute Power has over DC Comics August comic book solicitations grows from the first month of the event as more heroes and villains get involved. While Absolute Power is taking over the DC Universe we see the takeover isn’t complete. There are plenty...

BOOM! Studios July 2024 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios July 2024 solicitations are here! July is going to be a big month for BOOM! Studios. The big month is going to be led by the final issue of the eight year Mighty Morphin Power Rangers saga from the publisher. Additionally, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Man’s Best, and Underheist all will have their final issues in July. While some...

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...