Yona and Hak find a priest, Ik-Su, who can talk to God, and Ik-Su sets them on a path to find restore Yona's kingdom. At the beginning of Kohka, there was a great Red Dragon. He became human and founded the kingdom. Four other dragons lend their strength to the Red Dragon to help create the kingdom. Yona's red hair, which she has always hated, is apparently a sign that she is a descendant of the Red Dragon, Ik-Su asks Hak and Yona to take his assistant, Yoon, with them as they journey to find the first dragon, whose location is known. Hak, Yona, and Yoon quickly find The White Dragon, and must now journey to find the other three, with only The White Dragon's senses to guide them.
Vol 1, The Apocalypse Suite, illustrated by Gabriel Bá
For reasons unknown, one one day, 47 women around the world gave birth, even though they weren't pregnant at the beginning of the day. An eccentric millionaire, knowing these children were something special, tried to adopt as many as he could, and got to seven of them. Flash forward to when the kids are 10, and six of the seven defend the Eiffel tower from a robot named Gustav Eiffel. Another big time jump, and the kids are now all adults. The team has disbanded and scattered to the corners of the Earth and beyond. The death of their father brings six of the seven kids together again. Number Five is still missing. Number Seven, Vanya, doesn't have any perceived powers other than playing the violin, and she's shunned by her super-powered siblings for a tragedy that happened years ago. Vanya's ostracization causes her to make some really terrible choices that affect her family.
At the beginning of this volume, Takane is sick, and Hana cares from him as much as she is able to, him being stubborn and, in general, a big baby about his illness. Hana's test scores are coming back too low, and everyone is blaming Takane for distracting her. Takane is embarrassed to be involved with someone who can't get good grades, so he decides to tutor her. Even though he isn't the best tutor, and she sometimes is completely distracted, Hana achieves good scores on her finals, and can enjoy her summer vacation guilt free. Takane offers to take Hana on a trip with some friends, and they go to the beach. While there, Hana's friend Okamoto shows interest in Hana, much to Takane's irritation. Later, Hana and Takane go to a Festival where both wear traditional yukata, and enjoy the fireworks.
Vol 1, Rebels without Applause: illustrated by Rian Sygh and Walter Baiamonte
In this charming graphic novel, transfer student Jory decides to join Drama Club while trying to figure out his new all-boys school, but finds out he likes being part of the stage crew a lot mode than being with the actors. There, he meets four other boys who instantly accept Jory and initiate him into the secrets of being a Backstager. It turns out, there is a magical world behind the stage that only stage hands can navigate. The Stage Managers task Light Designer Becket with teaching young Sasha how to work the light panels. Sasha accidentally breaks the magical crystal that powers the lights, and he takes it upon himself to journey into the mystical and dangerous Backstage world to find another one. When the rest of the crew discover his mission, they set out in pairs into the perilous, ever-changing world to find him.
At the conclusion of volume 2, Yuri confesses to Futaba that she may have started to develop a crush on Kou. This volume focuses most of its attention on how Futaba can deal with liking the same person her friend does. Does she tell her? Does she hide her feelings? Does she try to get over Kou? In the middle, runs in to an old friend, Yumi, from middle school, and they talk about why they had a falling out. Turns out, it was because Yumi thought Futaba liked the same guy. From this, Futaba decides she can't tell Yuri because she can't afford to lose her friend. In the end, she decides she can't keep a secret from Yuri and hopes that they can still be friends. Murao is also part of the conversation, and she confesses to liking Mr. Tanaka, Kou's older brother. Yuri and Futaba agree to continue their friendship and not get in the way of either one pursuing their feelings for Kou.
Illustrated by Yusuke Murata
It is a little clearer from this volume that Saitama has absolutely no idea how to be Genos' mentor. Genos asks several questions about how Saitama achieved his incredible strength, and the reply he usually gets is "I did 300 push ups a day, ran, etc.). Genos is convinced that Saitama must have some godlike abilities, but cannot get confirmation from his master. Meanwhile, Saitama is mistaken as a bad guy because a group of villains, named Paradisers, terrorize City Z, and they all have shaved heads! Then, Saitama meets a villain that he can't seem to get his hand on: a ninja named Speed-o-Sound-Sonic. After Saitama has a go at the guy's name, the two vigorously battle, ending with a groin shot on Sonic. It becomes clear to Saitama that people don't know who he is, so he takes Genos' advice to register with the Hero Association.
Some are still coming to terms with the death of Father Fujimoto, and that includes the Demon cat, Kuro, who Father Fujimoto set to guarding the gate of True Cross Academy. Rin saves the day by convincing Kuro he doesn't want to kill everyone, and by helping the kitty grieve. Now, Kuro has decided to stick with Rin! We also meet Shura in this volume, who had been posing as a student, but reveals herself to be another of Father Fujimoto's apprentices, and a very powerful Exorcist. She steals Rin's sword and forces him to lose control, then scolds him for relying on the Flame of Satan too much.
Eric Bittle, or Bitty, used to do figure skating and has a vlog where he discusses life and baking, but figure skating isn't an option at Samwell University. He joins the hockey team, moves into their team house, vlogs about their atrocious stove, bakes a lot of pies, and tries to fly under the radar about his crush on team captain Jack. Bitty attends practices, finds out why Jack didn't go pro when he had the chance, and learns a lot about his teammates and the type of people they are. At first, he's horrible at hockey because he can't stand getting banged into the walls, and he shies away from pretty much all physical contact on the ice. He's a lot smaller than the other guys on any team they play, but he's fast and has some tricks in his skates.
Doctor Strange (2015)
In this run of Doctor Strange, Jason Aaron explores the cost on the Sorcerer Supreme to perform the magic he does to keep the world together. He continuously puts off paying the "toll" for the magic he uses, which manifests into a being kept in a basement room, "affectionately" named Mr. Misery because of the amount of pain he wants to inflict upon Doctor Strange. Meanwhile, a society called the Empirikul, who prioritize science and are determined to exterminate magic, sets its sights on Earth and to destroying all objects imbued with magic, as well as disrupting the "lead lines" of magic that flow through the Earth's crust. As Doctor Strange powers dwindle, his enemies rise up to take over New York City, and Strange must gather the last bits of magical items, and ally with some of NYC's finest heroes, to stop his worst foes from winning.
Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Super smart 12 year olds Norman, Emma, and Ray enjoy life at Grace Field House orphanage with their caretaker, Mom, who feeds them wonderful food, challenges their minds, and lets them play for hours outside in the beautiful fields and forest. Everything is fine until Conny is adopted but leaves behind her beloved stuffed rabbit! Emma and Norman run for the gate to get it to her, where they discover the true nature of the orphanage - they are livestock on a farm, being raised as food for demons! After they make this shocking discovery, Emma and Norman put their full genius power behind finding a way to escape their home with everyone in tow so no more of their siblings are made into meals.
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