Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 560

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A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Go Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy. The VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball contains volumes 1-3, bonus color content and updated text. Before there was Dragon Ball Z, there was Akira Toriyama's action epic Dragon Ball, starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other Dragon Ball Z heroes! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 528

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The ultimate science fiction martial arts manga – and one of the best-selling series of all time – Dragon Ball Z is the second half of Toriyama’s touchstone saga, Dragon Ball. After years of training and adventure, Son Goku has become Earth’s ultimate warrior, and his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise. But the strikes are increasing as even deadlier enemies threaten the planet – and means non-stop action! The VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball Z contains volumes 1-3, bonus color content and updated text. Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family--he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. 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...archenemies united to save the world!

Dragon Ball, Vol. 2 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 531

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• This VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball contains volumes 4-6, bonus color content, and updated text. • Dragon Ball is the best-selling manga series in Japan. • The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million graphic novels in the U.S. to date (BookScan). • Over 11.7 million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan). • Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day. There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000! • Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S. • Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales. • A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Summer 2008. A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy... Goku has made it to the Tenka'ichi Budôkai, the world's #1 martial arts tournament...but even the training of the martial arts master Kame-Sen'nin hasn't prepared him for this! Only seven finalists remain. Will the champion be Goku? His fellow student Kuririn? Yamcha, master of the "Fist of the Wolf Fang"? Fighting woman Ran Fuan? Giran, a rubbery monster who's part dinosaur? Namu, an Indian mystic? Or Jackie Chun, the mysterious old man who may be the toughest fighter of all? There can be only one winner in the wildest, craziest battle ever!

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 8 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 560

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Change your perspective: get BIG Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Boo Who? Kaiô-Shin--the Lord of Lords, the mightiest deity in the universe has summoned Son Goku and pals to try to avert certain doom for the entire universe. A djinn created eons ago by the wicked warlock Bibiddi is about to be resurrected by the Bibiddi's son, Bobiddi. The djinn possesses unfathomable power and is virtually indestructible once unleashed. Even his name strikes fear in the hearts of all humans: Boo! Kaiô-Shin leads Goku to Bobiddi's spaceship, where Boo is gestating until he comes to full power. The crew battles Bobiddi's minions while the clock is ticking, but Dabra, the king of the demon plane, spots a weakness in their midst that he can easily manipulate: Vegeta's pride. The former prince of the Saiyans has been waiting impatiently to prove that he is the supreme member of his race--not Goku. Vegeta allows Bobiddi to enter his heart and feed him strength, just as long as it will allow him to finally defeat Goku. Vegeta's antics give Bobiddi all the time he needs to introduce the universe to its demise: a bouncing baby Boo!Change Your Perspective, Get BIG!! A Collection of Volumes 22 - 2

Dragon Ball, Vol. 4 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 568

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R to L (Japanese Style) A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy... Turtle vs. Crane The next Tenka'ichi BudMkai martial arts tournament is just around the corner, and an eager Son Goku can't wait to face even tougher fighters for the "Strongest Under the Heavens" title! Among the contestants are pipsqueak Chaozu and three-eyed Tenshinhan, deadly disciples of Tsuru-Sen'nin, the Crane Hermit! As it turns out, Tsuru-Sen'nin is an old rival of Goku's teacher Kame-Sen'nin (also known as the Turtle Hermit). What's worse, Tsuru-Sen'nin orders Chaozu and Tenshinhan to kill the Kame-Sen'nin disciples! Will crane-style kung fu beat out turtle style? As these two martial arts schools duke it out in the tournament ring, things just might turn fatal!

Dragon Ball, Vol. 5 (VIZBIG Edition)

The Fearsome Power of Piccolo

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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R to L (Japanese Style). The Fearsome Power of PiccoloThe Great Demon King Piccolo is all set for world domination--but first, he needs to gather the seven Dragon Balls to restore his youth and power. Son Goku and his friends pit themselves against this heartless monster, but it's looking more and more grim for the side of good as Piccolo picks them off one by one...Their only hope is a martial arts move known as the Mafu-Ba, a technique that managed to imprison Piccolo many years ago. Unfortunately, the move is so powerful that it killed the last person who used it. That won't deter Kame-Sen'nin and Tenshinhan from trying the killer move though, even if it means forfeiting their own lives in the process!

Dragon Ball, Vol. 3 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 210

View: 272

A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy... Only Goku, Bulma and Kuririn stand between the Red Ribbon Army and the seven Dragon Balls which can grant any wish in the world! Using a submarine loaned by Kame-Sen'nin, the heroic trio explores a pirate's undersea cave in search of the next Dragon Ball, but gun-toting bad guys are on their tail! Dragon Ball, the most famous of legendary manga creator Akira Toriyama’s works, was originally serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995, the series was collected into 42 volumes and quickly became an international bestseller. (In the United States, volumes 1 through 16 were published as Dragon Ball, and volumes 17 through 42 as Dragon Ball Z.) Widely acknowledged as a landmark series,Dragon Ball has been adapted into animated television series, movies, video games, toys and collectibles worldwide.

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 7 (VIZBIG Edition)

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Publisher: Viz

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 541

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Goku and his friends protect the seven legendary Dragon Balls from villains and aliens who wish to use their power to destroy the world.

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 2 (VIZBIG Edition)

Author: Akira Toriyama

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 519

View: 867

• This VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball Z contains volumes 4-6, bonus color content, and updated text. • Dragon Ball is the best-selling manga series in Japan. • The Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million GNs in the U.S. to date (BookScan). • Over 11.7million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan). • Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day. There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000! • Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S. • Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales. • A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Summer 2008. The ultimate science fiction martial arts manga – and one of the best-selling series of all time – Dragon Ball Z is the second half of Toriyama’s touchstone saga, Dragon Ball. After years of training and adventure, Son Goku has become Earth’s ultimate warrior, and his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise. But the strikes are increasing as even deadlier enemies threaten the planet – and means non-stop action! With the mighty Kaiô-ken amplifying his strength, Goku fights Vegeta in a desperate battle to save the world--only to find that the elite Saiyan warrior is even stronger than his new techniques! In desperation, Goku calls upon the Genki-dama, the "spirit ball," drawing power from the Earth, its people, plants, and animals. But alone, even Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn, and Yajirobe, must rush back into the fray to beat the unbeatable Vegeta...as their enraged foe vows to not only wipe out the human race, but destroy the planet Earth itself!