Written by Roy Miranda and Inaki Miranda, illustrated by Inaki Miranda, colored by Eva De La Cruz, lettered by Dave Sharpe.
Earth has suffered through extinction events, wars, and horrendous weather cataclysms. Humanity has almost been wiped out, save for nine mega cities around the globe and smaller villages scattered through the wilds. One day, Earth receives a message from benevolent aliens that the planet will soon be ravaged by yet another weather event, but there is hope in saving the children. Five thousand bracers are sent down with the instructions to put them on children, who will then be transported to another world to restart the human race. Tala finds one of these bracers and puts it on her younger brother Hototo. They then must start the dangerous journey through the wilds to the extraction point in one of the megapolis cities, battling beasts, zealots, and other humans along the way.
Adapted by HereLee, illustrated by SUMPUL
Navier, Empress of the western kingdom, finds herself in a difficult political position as her husband decides to instate a former slave as his mistress. This puts particular strain on Navier because official mistresses are supposed to be from the noble class. Navier finds herself struggling to keep power in court while losing ladies-in-waiting to Rashta, the mistress. While struggling with how to handle this new addition to her life, Navier starts receiving visits from a cockatiel she nicknames Queen. The bird brings written notes tied to its leg, and they appear to be from a secret admirer who wants to become the empress' lover. The two continue to exchange notes until the admirer is ready to publicly ask the Empress for permission to pursue her.
Adapted by Mutsumi Okubashi
William is in the middle of the battle of his life, and he's pulled into a realm between worlds by his god, Gracefeel, the God of Flame. He asks for her blessing and help in defeating Stagnate, the God of Death. He's returned to his world just in time to save his family, but, in the end, he's not entirely successful. Now, he must travel the world and spread the light of Gracefeel and help people in need. Will meets Menel, a half-elf, who later leads a raiding party against a neighboring village. Gracefeel warns Will in time to stop all casualties. Will then sets out to help the village of the raiders, which has been overtaken by demons. After setting everything straight, Will and Menel travel to Whitesail, one of the largest cities in the Southern Continent. There's no rest for them, though, as the city is attacked by a wyvern.
The hopeful candidates of the First-Class Mage's exam begin their first test: capture a Stelle bird without killing it. The Stelle is a tricky creature, though, as it can detect mana and flees from anyone with a lot of it. Frieren's two partners bicker constantly about the best way to capture a bird. Fern and her partners capture one quickly, but then have to ward off the other teams as they figure the easiest way to capture a bird is to take one that's already been caged. One of Frieren's companions has command of water, so they use their combined efforts to imbue most of the water sources in the area with mana. Then, Frieren sits by the only water source not imbued, and waits for a Stelle to come along. Other teams then try to attack Frieren and her teammates, without much success.
Nene is once again kidnapped by a school mystery. This time, she's trapped inside the Hell of Mirrors, school mystery number three. Since the mirrors reflect the power of those inside, Hanako-kun might not be able to get inside and save Nene without having his power duplicated by the mystery. Inside the mirrors, Nene encounters a being calling himself Mitsuba, which was the ghost Minamoto was trying to help move on in volume four. Instead of fully moving on, it seems the Hell of Mirrors is taking advantage of Mitsuba's niceness and using it to attack students and weaken Hanako-kun. Mitsuba starts to fight back, but the consequences could be disastrous for our heroic trio.
Written by Vita Ayala, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Williams, illustrated by Alitha Martinez, Dominike Stanton, and Darryl Banks, inked by Mark Morales, colored by Emilio López, Allen Passalaqua, and Romulo Fajardo Jr., lettered by Becca Carey
At the end of the events of Infinite Frontier, Wonder Woman is gone, Queen Hippolyta has been killed, and Themyscera needs a new leader. Nubia leaves her post guarding the Doom's Doorway to become the leader, but her first task must be to replace the guardian of the Door. Strangely, four women come through the Well of Souls, which hasn’t happened in several decades since Nubia came through. An evil force uses these new people and some of the other inhabitants to threaten Nubia and the sanctity of life on the island. All of the Themyscerians must work together, and their new leader must prove her worth in handling this threat and keeping the island safe.
Al is now living with Detective Ellis since there's a killer on the loose and he's most likely going to come after Al next. The detective continues to search for clues while Al dives a bit more into his past. The politics of the police station also play a huge role in this volume as Ellis has to navigate the suspicions of another investigator who is certain Al is the prime suspect. Al also tries to go about his life as normal in going to his job, but the two aren't sure about how he's going to resume going to classes with the new semester starts.
Fumi Ohno is a dutiful daughter who is often left on her own as her father pursues jobs away from their home. One day, Fumi’s father comes home and tells her he took a loan from a shark, and they have to vacate their apartment to be able to afford to pay the loan back. Fumi takes a job as a live-in housekeeper, which will help her earn funds to help pay back the loan. Even though she’s in high school, she’s extremely adept at taking care of everything related to a home. The owner she has moved in with is a prolific writer, Akatsuki Kibikino-sensei, who turns out to be much younger than Fumi expected! In case her life wasn’t complicated enough, a boy from Fumi’s past, Isshin Imamura, has come back into her life. Imamura forces Fumi to be his lackey to make up for something that happened ten years prior, so now Fumi has to figure out how to balance her time for Kibikino-sensei and Imamura!
Velou is a young boy whose entire family is killed by werewolves, and he’s taken in by the mayor of a small hamlet. When werewolves attack the hamlet, Velou vows to protect the villagers who have given him so much. The mayor hires a hunter from the Hunters Guild to come help protect the town, but the hunter who shows up is a tiny girl. When it’s go time, though, Grimm transforms in to a voluptuous woman with terrifying fighting skills. With her suitcase of never-ending guns, she works hard to save the village and convince Velou that his future outside the village as a hunter, protecting towns all across the land.
Illustrated by Fuyuki23
To begin, our narrator is a king on his deathbed, floating towards the light at the end of the tunnel, which happens to have him being reborn in another body at the end of it. Art is a beautiful baby boy born to two doting parents, in a world that is similar but not quite the one he left behind. As soon as he’s able to crawl, Art sneaks into the study to read books and learn more about his new world, which includes a form of magic similar to his former world. He spends several years of his baby existence honing his mana core in his body so that he can become a powerful magic user as an adult. By age four, Art is able to spar with wooden swords with his father. His parents decide to take him on a several week’s journey with some of his father’s adventurer friends to be tested and trained by more professional tutors. They road is not without its dangers, though, as there are dangerous animals and bandits galore!
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