Manga Monday

There’s a lot you would expect this week: RWBY; Battle Angel Alita ; Black Butler (issue 149! At what point do we just stop counting issues and just go by the year?)

But there are also some surprises. For example, I didn’t expect to see Wolverine, but there he was in the search, holding an Infinity Stone of all things, so gotta include that. Along the same lines, Korra, daughter of Ang, the Last Airbender, makes an appearance. Thought that storyline was over, but what do you know? Here it is in print! High School DxD, Yona of the Dawn, and élDLIVE round out the list. The moral of the story? Expect the unexpected this week. As always, enjoy!

1.RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 4: I BurnRWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 4: I Burn
by Monty Oum
These stories, ranging from silly to serious, all star Yang, Ruby's fiercly loyal big sister with a stern but sensitive personality and tough-as-nails battle skills (with attitude to match)! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the fourth volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang.
2.Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 10Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 10
by Fujino Omori
A monster has spawned on the (supposedly) safe eighteenth floor! Black Goliath falls upon the Under Resort and its unprepared inhabitants. Has it awoken because the gods have dared to trespass in the Dungeon? Bell, Hestia, and their mismatched team of gods and adventurers prepare to fight this unexpected floor boss.
3.MPD-Psycho Volume 10MPD-Psycho Volume 10
by Eiji Otsuka
""Multiple personality detective"" Kobayashi Yosuke seems to live on as a complex personality program inside the young, violent Tetora Nishizono--but the boy is now on a suicidal mission to destroy Japan's political leaders! This series will appeal to fans of nihilistic parables, like Paranoia Agent, Se7en, and the works of Takashi Miike, as well as other intelligent, adult manga series like The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Monster.
4.High School DxD, Issue 11High School DxD, Issue 11
by Ichiei Ishibumi
The fateful rating game has finally begun! Rias and her team may be hot stuff, but they find themselves struggling against Team Sohna and its members, who are putting their very lives on the line! When things look desperate, Issei's strongest-ever technique explodes forth! And it's coming for Team Sohna's...boobs?!
5.Yona of the Dawn, Issue #16Yona of the Dawn, Issue #16
by Mizuho Kusanagi
A large fleet of ships from South Kai heads to Sensui at drug trafficker Hyo’s behest. Will Yona and her friends be able to thwart Hyo’s nefarious plans and stop these enemy forces? And what will happen to Yona when an infuriated Hyo attacks her?
6.Black Clover, Vol. 14: Gold and Black SparksBlack Clover, Vol. 14: Gold and Black Sparks
by Yūki Tabata
Asta and his teammates move on to the second round of the Royal Knights Selection Test, but have they finally met their match? They'll have to go all-out if they hope to beat teams made up of some of the strongest Magic Knights in the Clover Kingdom!
7.élDLIVE, Vol. 6élDLIVE, Vol. 6
by Akira Amano
There's trouble at the Solar System Bureau! With all the personnel dead and Chuta and his friends locked outside with limited air, the situation seems bleak. To make matters worse, a giant monster suddenly attacks them! Thousands of light-years away, Lane receives the distress signal and releases a mysterious man from cold sleep. Who is he, and will he be strong enough to help save Chuta and his friends? Bonus swmisuit gallery included.
8.Astra Lost in Space, Vol. 5, FriendshipAstra Lost in Space, Vol. 5, Friendship
by Kenta Shinohara
Conspiracies begin to unravel as the truth behind the Astra crew membersʼ circumstances comes to light. And at their last pit stop, Galem, the saboteur is revealed! Donʼt miss the shocking conclusion.
9.Battle Angel Alita, Vol 9Battle Angel Alita, Vol 9
by Yukito Kishiro
Alita storms Nova's laboratory alone, where she learns the horrifying secret of the Zalemites. When she gets trapped in Nova's Ouroboros brain-trap, it turns into a battle of wills. Meanwhile, Den sieges the Scrapyard without his feared cannon. With each side battered, bruised, and near the end of the line, what will be the ultimate fate of our warriors?! At long last, the conclusion to Battle Angel Alita, the classic of sci-fi manga.
10.The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Vol. 2The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Vol. 2
by Michael Dante DiMartino
Recovering from the fight and furious for revenge, Triple Threats member Tokuga solidifies his ties with the duplicitous Wonyong. Meanwhile, when Republic City’s housing crisis reaches its peak, Zhu Li sets her sights on the biggest public figure in the city—President Raiko—in a bid for the presidency! With her friend’s success, the future of the spirit portal, and the wellbeing of Republic City’s citizens at stake, can Korra remain neutral and fulfill her duties as the Avatar?
11.Wolverine: Infinity Watch (2019) #1Wolverine: Infinity Watch (2019) #1
by Gerry Duggan, Andy MacDonald, Giuseppe Camuncoli
A personal favorite. Some may argue that Wolverine is not manga, but considering the '80s series that took him to Japan establishing his quasi-samurai creds, Wolverine stories are not out of place here. REVEALED AT LAST! HOW WOLVERINE GOT THE INFINITY STONE! Wolverine has finally returned, disentwined from the evil clutches of Soteira…but hang on, didn’t he have an Infinity Stone? How did THAT happen?! And wasn’t he popping up all over the place for a little while? The answers you seek are finally revealed as Logan goes cosmic alongside everyone’s favorite god of lies and stories, Loki Laufeyson.
12.Black Butler, Chapter 149Black Butler, Chapter 149
by Yana Toboso
Grelle and Othello take a trip down memory lane and to the door of the Grim Reaper Dispatch.

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