Vol 1: A Nation Under our Feet part 1, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, lettered by Joe Sabino
T'Challa tries to settle the unrest that is sparking across his nation, including within the vibranium mines, in border cities, and elsewhere. A disgraced Dora Milaje is sentenced to death, but her lover breaks her free, and the two don special armor and fight to free oppressed women and children in camps at the border. A student of Killmonger who can control mens' psyche is also wrecking havoc and seeding the unrest against the king. T'Challa must balance his life as the Panther with his responsibilities as king, and try not to get himself hurt or killed in the process. As a bonus, the first appearance of the Black Panther is included as the last chapter.
Vol 1: I am Gotham, illustrated by David Finch and Mikel Janin
Batman saves a little boy and his parents right before they’re killed in the same manner as his own parents, and, in turn, the little boy grows up wanting to be just like Batman. He and his sister become Gotham and Gotham girl and fight crime trying to save the city. Batman isn't sure if he can trust them, so he puts them through some training and tests to see if they're superhero material. Wouldn't it be nice to have Justice League - level superheroes right in Gotham, rather than having to call Superman and Wonder Woman all the time?
Ida, Midoriya, and Todoroki continue to battle the Hero Killer Stain. Several actual heroes, including the mentors of all three students, come to help, but the students manage to subdue the Hero Killer by working together. Afterwards, All Might gives Midoriya some information about the origins of One for All, and clues him in to what might be waiting for him in his future. He doesn't tell Midoriya the most grim news, however. Then, the students prepare for their final exams, which include a test and a practical exam. The teachers decide that the students require more real-life scenarios than previous years, so they remove the robot combatants and pit two students up against each teacher! Of course, Bakugo and Midoriya are teamed up. Bakugo must learn to work with Midoriya despite his deep-seeded hatred.
Illustrated by Stephen Byrne
Mera is the princess of Xebel, a kingdom stuck under the thumb of Atlantis. While fighting and demonstrating against the Atlanteans, Mera is also trying to prove that she can rule her kingdom without Larken, the man her father is forcing her to marry. When her father gives Larken a mission to kill the missing Atlantean prince to secure his place on the Xebel throne, Mera decides to take the mission upon herself. But, Arthur turns out to be a nice person, not at all the heartless Atlantean she assumed he would be.
After the Sports Festival, pro hero associations have set their sights on the students at U. A., and offered them internships based on their performances. That means, the students will have to come up with their hero aliases, and there are some great ones! Once the students have solidified their aliases and chosen where they want to apprentice, it's off for several days of instruction from the Pros. Ida has chosen an association in Hosu City, where a major villain, Hero Killer, has attacked and killed many heroes, including maiming Ida's older brother! Deku is scouted by one of All Might's former teachers, Gran Torino, who is a rather strange, but effective, teacher. On the way to some practical training, Gran Torino and Deku get waylaid in Hosu, where Ida is in trouble!
Illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
Gar is struggling during his senior year: he’s short, can’t seem to gain any muscle no matter how much iron he pumps or protein shakes he drinks, and he hasn’t finished any of the things on his bucket list. So on a whim he accepts a dare to eat a Carolina reaper, and the stunt gains him some notoriety and good grace from some of the popular kids. He accepts more ill-conceived dares to ride the wave as long as possible, but some of them don’t turn out so well. Meanwhile, a stranger who knows his parents shows up and sows seeds of doubt in the supplements he's been taking his whole life, but not taking them means strange things start to happen to him.
Vol 3: Dream Country, illustrated by Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, and Malcolm Jones III
In this volume, we start to get a sense of Dream’s powers and his role as one of the immortals. In the first story, we meet struggling novelist Ric Madok who trades a bezoar for a muse. She pleads with her sisters to send her Dream, known as Oneiros, to help her escape. Then, we hear of a great dream by a Saimese, wishing to change the world for good if she can only convince other cats what she dreams is real. Next, we the company of Will Shakespeare performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the real faefolk who inspired the tale, but its success will have a steep price for the Bard. Lastly, we witness the torture of Rainie, a metamorphae who desperately wants to end her existence but merely transmutes into other substances. She is visited by Death, who isn’t really there for her, but helps her nonetheless.
The Class S heroes are all summoned to an emergency meeting to discuss the latest threat to Earth. Since Genos is Class S, Saitama decides to tag along and see how he may help. The Hero Association has a Seer, and her last prophecy before dying of shock was, "Earth... DANGER!" She's never used the word Danger to describe a threat before, so this must be truly awful! What's worse, the threat descends on a humungous ship from outer space just as the hero meeting is wrapping up, and decimates City A! Saitama immediately boards the ship and starts pounding on every life form he can find. The Class S heroes begin to engage with an alien on the ground who is confounding all of their individual powers. It is only together that they have a hope of beating back this extra-terrestrial threat!
Vol 1: The Doctor is In, illustrated by Alitha Martinez
Doctor Cecilia is a gifted surgeon working for "Doctors Without Borders" when she discovers she may be the future of human evolution. It's a phenomenon she calls "Ignited." Humans placed under extreme stress or afraid for their lives manifest super-human abilities. For Dr. Cece, it so happens that she thinks and can project herself into the nine different learning modalities to solve any problem she's put in. But, she's not the only one. With Ignited sprouting up all across a volatile U.S and world landscape, how can they come together to put their powers to good use, and what does this mean for the evolution of the un-ignited humans?
Illustrated by Yusuke Murata
The Sea King is ripping through heroes of all class and size. Several heroes have special abilities, including transformation capabilities, but nothing can stand up. Then it starts raining and it turns out, the Sea King was dried up and the rain helps him power up even more! Sonic tries to hold his own but realizes without weapons he can’t defeat the Sea King. Left to his own devices, the Sea King finds his way to the evacuation shelter and busts a hole through the missile-proof shell. Genos arrives just in time to see the Sea King beat several more heroes. Saitama finds them all at last and has to save Genos from total destruction.
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