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Dragon Ball: Full Color Saiyan Arc, Volume 1
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Dragon Ball: Full Color Saiyan Arc, Volume 1
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Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and has a family. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news—Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo to save the world!

Rated: A

Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and has a family. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news—Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo to save the world!

Rated: A

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  • Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 3, 2014
    Even manga beginners will have no trouble getting into this exciting story—though they may have to adjust to the right-to-left reading order. Toriyama’s storytelling is beautifully clear and dynamic, showing why he’s revered as one of the world’s greatest cartoonists. The story picks up from the earlier Dragon Ball arcs, and shows a grown-up Goku, now father to Gohan, returning home years after defeating the demon lord Piccolo. Unfortunately, homecoming jests are cut short by the arrival of the Saiyan, an alien race led by Raditz, a warrior who is Goku’s match in power and ferocity—it turns out that Goku is an alien, too, and the Saiyan are set on destroying the Earth. In typical comics fashion, he has to team up with a previous enemy in order to save Earth from the Saiyan threat. Originally published in the late ’80s but presented in English and in color for the first time here, Toriyama’s work is still as humorous and action-packed as when it was created.

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