When an alchemical ritual goes awry causing Edward Elric to lose limbs and his brother to become trapped in a suit of armor, Edward begins a quest to recover the one thing that can restore them, the legendary Philosopher's Stone.
Bargain omnibus editions of one of the bestselling manga series of all time! In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ""auto-mail"" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother's bodies...the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Contains volumes 13, 14 and 15 of Fullmetal Alchemist! In the midst of heated battle, Ed, Envy and Prince Lin of Xing are swallowed whole by the homunculus Gluttony. When they finally escape, they find themselves face-to-face with the “father” of the homunculi, who offers Lin immortality as the new Greed. Meanwhile, Colonel Mustang learns the military’s corruption goes all the way to the top, and the truth of what really happened in the Ishbalan War is revealed. Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.
Barry starts chasing his original body after Lust, triggering a battle consisting of Alphonse, Barry, Lin, Lin's bodyguard's Lan Fan and Mustang's crew against the three homunculi. During the battle, Lust critically wounds Jean Havoc, one of Mustang's subordinates, paralyzing him below the waist. Mustang successfully kills Lust by repeatedly setting her on fire until her Philosopher's Stone is depleted. Lin and Lan Fan manage to hold off Envy and Gluttony, but they later leave under the order of the hidden homunculus, Pride. Meanwhile, Edward is taken by Armstrong to the ruins of Xerxes to find Maria Ross alive with Mustang's crew, having faked her death with Barry's and Lin's help. As Maria escapes to Xing with help from Fu, another of Lin's subordinates, Edward meets a group of Ishbalans, who tell him the story of the death of Winry's parents, who were killed by Scar in the previous war.
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art, and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is a agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders...even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in the pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...
Wonder Woman. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. These popular comics, and many others, use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. This volume explores that rich interaction. Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have gathered a wide range of essays with a new, global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a "classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume significantly widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.
Alchemy tore the Elric brothers’ bodies apart. Can their bond make them whole again? A hardcover, deluxe collector’s edition of one of the most beloved manga and anime of all time! Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, and presented with color pages on large-trimmed archival-quality paper, this gorgeous hardcover edition presents the timeless dark adventures of the Elric brothers as they were truly meant to be seen. Includes brand-new cover art, color inserts and behind-the-scenes character sketches from author Hiromu Arakawa! In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The brothers’ search for the Philosopher’s Stone leads them to a secret alchemical document which contains a gruesome truth.