Manga Reviews

My Hero Academia Chapter 420 Review – “From Aizawa”

My Hero Academia Chapter 420 picks up directly after the major revelations of how far All For One’s manipulations of Tomura Shigaraki’s entire life went. That all led to the Izuku Midoriya looking rougher than he ever had in the aftermath as he was missing both of his arms. Now bleeding out Midoriya got a welcome surprise from his fellow...

Kafka Hibino Gets His Superman Moment In Kaiju No. 8 Ch. 105

Kaiju No. 8 Chapter 105 was a turning point chapter for Kafka Hibino. In the lead up to this latest chapter Mina Ashiro was captured by Kaiju No. 9. Kaiju No. 9 would then go about trying to mentally and physically break Mina in order to absorb her power. With that “The Last Wave Arc” had a big focus on...

My Hero Academia Chapter 419 “Design” Review

My Hero Academia Chapter 419 picks up right where the previous chapter left off with All For One revealing he is still around. Like the cockroach that he is, All For One revealed that he was bidding his time within Tomura Shigaraki’s Vestige World to take over his “protégé’s” body. Thanks to the efforts of Izuku Midoriya and the other...

My Hero Academia Chapter 418 Review – “Meek Spirits”

My Hero Academia Chapter 418 continues the exploration of Tomura Shigaraki. Where we last left things. Nana Shimura and Izuku Midoriya witnessed the origin story of what led to Tenko Shimura to become Tomura Shigaraki. Though they only both just started to witness the events that led Nana’s grandson to become the biggest villain of the My Hero Academia franchise....

Mina Ashiro Haunting Battle In Kaiju No. 8 Chapter 104

Kaiju No. 8 has been in the middle of its biggest arc yet, titled “The Last Wave Arc,” with Mina Ashiro at the center of the story. This story arc has been the culmination of everything that Kaiju No. 9 has been doing since the start of the series. With that we have seen Kaiju No. 9 immediately targeting Mina...

DC Comics

Top Takeaways From DC Comics July 2024 Solicitations

Absolute Power is here and you already see its impact in DC Comics July 2024 solicitations. Absolute Power will clearly what will guide the decisions DC Comics is making on the comic book side of things for the second half of 2024. Its impact is already shown with how involved Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are being positioned. Both within...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/17/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! It is another packed week of comic book releases. We saw some major releases with Nightwing #300 and Fall of the House of X #4, both comics we have standalone reviews for. Those aren’t the only notable comic books that came out this week. With that in mind our latest comic book reviews round-up is...

Wonder Woman #8 Review – “Sacrifice: Part 1”

Wonder Woman #8 is a major chapter in Tom King’s run, at least if the solicitation is to be believed. This issue will finally have Wonder Woman meet the person who has been trying to destroy everything about her and the Amazons: Sovereign. So far Sovereign has been successful in at least turning the US government against Wonder Woman. Though...

Nightwing #113 Review – Celebrating 300th Legacy Issue

Nightwing #113 is a major milestone issue for the character as it is his legacy number 300th issue. Hitting 300 comic book issue is a major deal for any franchise to reach. Especially for a solo hero it shows the longevity Nightwing has had as a character. It’s also a major win for legacy characters as Dick Grayson has been...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/10/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! With another Wednesday comes a slew of new comic books to enjoy. For this week’s round-up of comic book reviews we will be spotlighting Batman & Robin #8, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #3, Napalm Lullaby #2, and Rat City #1. Find out how all these new releases turned out with our latest round-up...

Marvel Comics

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: Avengers x Aliens & Spider-Man Is Green Goblin

Marvel July plans are filled with big events, crossovers, and long-term storyline payoffs. Some of these are exciting things while others not so much. In July alone we got a big crossover with Aliens vs Avengers beginning as Blood Hunt ends. We also got some major Spider-Man developments, one with a sequel to Spider-Man: Reign and another with Peter Parker...

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: X-Men New Era Begins

July is going to be a big month for the House of Ideas. That is all thanks to the X-Men entering their post-Krakoa Era relaunch. After all the mutants were united under the banner of Krakoa they will all be going off on their own. Some will be forming new X-Men teams while others will be on their own. With...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/17/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! It is another packed week of comic book releases. We saw some major releases with Nightwing #300 and Fall of the House of X #4, both comics we have standalone reviews for. Those aren’t the only notable comic books that came out this week. With that in mind our latest comic book reviews round-up is...

Fall Of The House of X #4 Review – “The Turn”

Fall of the House of X #4 continues begins the back-half of the latest X-Men event. Last we left things the war between the mutants and Orchis has concluded. The war has now shifted to a war against the A.I. Sentinels that have gained God-like powers. All that appears standing between the universe surviving the war against the machines are...

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/10/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! With another Wednesday comes a slew of new comic books to enjoy. For this week’s round-up of comic book reviews we will be spotlighting Batman & Robin #8, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return #3, Napalm Lullaby #2, and Rat City #1. Find out how all these new releases turned out with our latest round-up...

Other Publishers

Weekly Comic Book Reviews For 4/17/24

Happy New Comic Book Day! It is another packed week of comic book releases. We saw some major releases with Nightwing #300 and Fall of the House of X #4, both comics we have standalone reviews for. Those aren’t the only notable comic books that came out this week. With that in mind our latest comic book reviews round-up is...

The Amory Wars: No World or Tomorrow #1 Preview

Ahead of its release BOOM! Studios has provided us with a first look at The Amory Wars: No World for Tomorrow #1. This will be the opening chapter to the ending of The Amory Wars Saga. The Amory Wars: No World for Tomorrow #1 will begin the twelve-issue maxiseries and is set to be released on May 8th. The series...

New Green Ranger Debuts In Power Rangers: The Return #3

Tommy Oliver made the Green Ranger the most iconic of the Power Rangers. In Amy Jo Johnson, Matt Hotson, and Nico Leon’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return series we are in an alternate future where Tommy is no longer around. We learned in the second issue that Tommy ended up sacrificing himself in the final battle to put an...

Blow Away #1 Advance Review

Blow Away is the latest series from Hunt for the Skinwalker’s writer Zac Thompson. For his newest series Thompson is being joined by artist Nicola Izzo, who has worked on comic books like Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer and Firefly: Keep Flying. Blow Away is being sold as combining Criminal and Snow Blind with the a neo-noir thriller genre. How...

Transformers #8 First Look At Soundwave’s Decepticons Era

Skybound and Image Comics has provided us with an preview of Transformers #8 to share. Daniel Warren Johnson will be continuing his collaboration with artist Jorge Corona and colorist Mike Spicer for Transformers #8. The latest issue in the Energon Universe’s Transformers series will release on May 8th. This upcoming issue will follows up on all the character building moments...

Sales Charts and Rankings

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...

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...

Commentary

Top Takeaways From DC Comics July 2024 Solicitations

Absolute Power is here and you already see its impact in DC Comics July 2024 solicitations. Absolute Power will clearly what will guide the decisions DC Comics is making on the comic book side of things for the second half of 2024. Its impact is already shown with how involved Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are being positioned. Both within...

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: Avengers x Aliens & Spider-Man Is Green Goblin

Marvel July plans are filled with big events, crossovers, and long-term storyline payoffs. Some of these are exciting things while others not so much. In July alone we got a big crossover with Aliens vs Avengers beginning as Blood Hunt ends. We also got some major Spider-Man developments, one with a sequel to Spider-Man: Reign and another with Peter Parker...

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: X-Men New Era Begins

July is going to be a big month for the House of Ideas. That is all thanks to the X-Men entering their post-Krakoa Era relaunch. After all the mutants were united under the banner of Krakoa they will all be going off on their own. Some will be forming new X-Men teams while others will be on their own. With...

New Green Ranger Debuts In Power Rangers: The Return #3

Tommy Oliver made the Green Ranger the most iconic of the Power Rangers. In Amy Jo Johnson, Matt Hotson, and Nico Leon’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return series we are in an alternate future where Tommy is no longer around. We learned in the second issue that Tommy ended up sacrificing himself in the final battle to put an...

Kafka Hibino Gets His Superman Moment In Kaiju No. 8 Ch. 105

Kaiju No. 8 Chapter 105 was a turning point chapter for Kafka Hibino. In the lead up to this latest chapter Mina Ashiro was captured by Kaiju No. 9. Kaiju No. 9 would then go about trying to mentally and physically break Mina in order to absorb her power. With that “The Last Wave Arc” had a big focus on...

Comic Book Solicitations

Top Takeaways From DC Comics July 2024 Solicitations

Absolute Power is here and you already see its impact in DC Comics July 2024 solicitations. Absolute Power will clearly what will guide the decisions DC Comics is making on the comic book side of things for the second half of 2024. Its impact is already shown with how involved Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are being positioned. Both within...

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: Avengers x Aliens & Spider-Man Is Green Goblin

Marvel July plans are filled with big events, crossovers, and long-term storyline payoffs. Some of these are exciting things while others not so much. In July alone we got a big crossover with Aliens vs Avengers beginning as Blood Hunt ends. We also got some major Spider-Man developments, one with a sequel to Spider-Man: Reign and another with Peter Parker...

Marvel July 2024 Solicitations: X-Men New Era Begins

July is going to be a big month for the House of Ideas. That is all thanks to the X-Men entering their post-Krakoa Era relaunch. After all the mutants were united under the banner of Krakoa they will all be going off on their own. Some will be forming new X-Men teams while others will be on their own. With...

Marvel June 2024 Solicits: Spider-Man vs Green Goblin & X-Men End Of An Era

Marvel June 2024 solicitations showed the publisher has a lot of plans for this summer. As always, Marvel is relying heavily on Spider-Man and X-Men to carry the brand. The plans for the Spider-Man family varied with Amazing Spider-Man seemingly building towards a big ending. Meanwhile, on the X-Men side of things we see beginning their relaunch in the post-Krakoa...

BOOM! Studios June 2024 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios has provided us with a look at their June 2024 comic book solicitations. Leading the way are new series Profane by Peter Milligan and Raül Fernandez and Lawful by Greg Pak and Diego Galindo. Additionally we will be getting a new one-shot from Keanu Reeves comic book universe with BRZRKR: A Faceful of Bullets by Jason Aaron and...

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...