Vol 1: Past Mistakes, written and illustrated by Zdarsky.
Miles Dallas can't stand anything to do with The Domain and the whole superhero universe run by Singular, a mega corporation that screwed his dad, Syd, out of all rights to the character he created decades ago. Miles thinks Syd should fight for some more of the profits that are coming out of these mega-movies and all the merchandising. When an older copy of the rights paperwork is found by a Singular worker, they learn that Syd might actually have more of a stake in his creations than he originally thought! Meanwhile, Miles is trying to climb out from under loan sharks and find another writing job since he's been kicked to the curb. Getting what the family is owed is going to take all of them working together - something the Dallases haven't been great at!
Vol 3: The Throne in the Sky, illustrated by Michael Dialynas
Our heroic band of kids is on the run, including from Duke Yadriel, who was supposed to be their savior! So now, humans, faeries, and those pesky vampires are wanting to overtake the group for a variety of reasons. The most terrifying presently is General Eks, a ruthless faery who believes the children are responsible for the destruction of an entire city. A suggestion is thrown out that they take the mountain pass to avoid being tracked, but this terrifies Merien. Faeries aren't built to withstand such extreme temperatures, which might be good for evading Eks, but not for their friend. While refreshing themselves at a mountain hot springs, the kids are picked up by Strawberry, a seemingly-friendly giant, who takes them to the ruins of an ancient city. Merien and Wynd discuss using his likeness to the Winged Ones to win allies, but Wynd still rejects the notion that he's descended from the original creators of the world.
High schoolers Taiyo Asano and Mutsumi Yozakura have been friends since childhood. She's an aloof girl with few friends, but she was supportive of Asano through the loss of his family in a tragic accient. But, Mutsumi has a pretty over-protective family, and when her older brother notices them getting too close for his comfort, he tries to eliminate Asano. Other family members save him and bring him to the Yozakura family home, where they reveal Mutsumi is actually the head of a secret spy family, where everyone but she has supernatural powers and a knack for killing. The family uses their powers to keep Mutsumi safe from other spy families, and they have an important question of Asano - in or out? Asano decides to build his skill and fight to keep Mutsumi safe, but to do so, he has to marry her!
Adapted and illustrated by RINO
Ariadna was murdered in her previous life and awakens as the daughter of a tyrannical emperor in another world. She still retains all of her memories but can’t speak. Her father means to kill her just like he has all his other children, but because she doesn’t cry out when he seizes her throat, he spares her life out of curiosity. Over time, Ari learns more about her father, how he became emperor at a young age and systematically began conquering other kingdoms; how he keeps princesses and other noble ladies in a harem but disposed of them easily; and how ruthless he can be to everyone except Ari. She also finds another person with supernatural abilities who can read her mind and hear the adult thoughts she has as she’s trapped inside a baby’s body.
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 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.
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!
Illustrated by Sara Soler
Althalia and her grandmother, are both special witches - they are "bruja", tasked with keeping a natural order between the living and the spirit realm. But, their kind have been hunted for centuries by an order of catholic priests that can trace their lineage back to Cortez himself. Lia and her two best friends use their supernatural abilities to tackle all manner of evil spirits, including renegade demons who escape cursed dolls. One day, while in a museum full of Aztec treasures, tragedy strikes, leaving Lia to take on the world - both living and spiritual - in a grief-fueled rampage. While Lia’s training may not be complete, she is a strong witch, and she’ll suffer no fools, even demonic ones.
Widower Inuzuka is very busy teaching and raising his young daughter, and he relies often on food from the Konbini (convenience store). While at a park celebrating the bloom of the Sakura trees, Inuzuka runs into a young woman who has a delicious picnic lunch from her professional chef mother. She invites the two of them to the restaurant to try the food for themselves. One night, Tsumugi, Inuzuka’s daughter, asks for something delicious, and he rushes to the restaurant only to find it closed. Kotori, the girl from the park, is there and laments that her mother is often too busy now to keep the restaurant open. The two come to find out that neither one knows how to cook very well, and after some goading from Inuzuka, they decide to get together once a week to practice cooking. Inuzuka is also embarrassed to find out Kotori is in his homeroom class, and he didn't recognize her!
Illustrated by Sana Takeda
Twins Milly and Billy have some polar-opposite parents - their father is open, honest, and loving; their mother, Ipo, is cold, chain-smokes, and cares only for her plants. Despite the lack of love they might have felt, the two have grown up, gone off to college, and returned to run a fairly successful restaurant that's surviving during COVID precautions. The biggest blight on their lives is the house across the street, where their elderly neighbor was murdered, and the plant life has taken over the structure. No one seems to be interested in buying the place in its current state, so Ipo forces the twins to help her get the place back into shape, including taking care of the supernatural entities that still haunt the space.
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