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Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 Manga Review


The plot thickens in the third volume of “Dragon Ball Super.”

After the first two riveting volumes of “Dragon Ball Super,” writer Akira Toriyama ramps up the drama and action in the third volume. Without saying too much about what is within these pages, I will say that readers and DB fans can expect time traveling storylines, details about Trunks past (in the future), the powerful mortal hating Lord Zamas, more details about Goku Black’s reign of terror and an investigation into him by Lord Beerus, Goku, among others, and a few major twists.

Having grown up on “Dragon Ball” and “Dragon Ball Z” in my youth, my passion for the franchise has been reinvigorated with the “Dragon Ball Super” manga series. Just when you think you’ve seen it all in this ongoing saga, Toriyama surprises you with new characters, plot twists, and intriguing sci-fi stories. Again, I don’t want to delve into spoilers here, but in this third volume, I was really surprised by the villain revelation. Not only is this villain something different from the norm, but he has more depth and a really big plan. I realize that each subsequent villain has always had to be bigger and badder, but there have been times where the villains either fell flat or came off like a clichéd creative dud. That is not the case here. In fact, the villain’s story has a huge impact on the current overall story arc making it even more compelling.

Villain aside, there’s so much else to enjoy here. Whether Vegeta is enjoying beating up someone that looks like Goku or Future Trunks is interacting with his younger self, there’s something for everyone here (no matter what characters you love).

It should come as no surprise that the art by Toyotarou is excellent as per usual. The page turning intense action is as thrilling as it’s ever been and the characters are all superbly drawn. My only complaint is that I wish some panels were bigger as they are sometimes a bit too crammed with action and tiny dialogue.

Overall Thoughts: If you love the first two volumes, snag volume 3. Bring on the fourth volume!

July 7, 2018 - Posted by | Book review | , , , , ,

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