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Dragon Ball, Vol. 17: A Luta Contra o Terror (Dragon Ball #17)

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Son Goku é o maior herói da Terra. Cinco anos depois de derrotar o rei demónio Piccolo, cresceu e formou família - tem um filho, Son Gohan. Mas qual é a verdadeira razão da incrível força de Son Goku? Um visitante do espaço chega e traz notícias terríveis - Goku é um extraterrestre, e o visitante, Raditz, é seu irmão! Quando Raditz demonstra ser um assassino implacável, Go ...more
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Published April 16th 2012 by Edições Asa (first published May 10th 1989)
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Sam Quixote

Dragon Ball was an incredible series and I’m so glad to have finally read it. But I wanted to read Son Goku’s childhood stories before I got into what I really REALLY wanted to read: Dragon Ball Z. Specifically for the Saiyans, and the other adventures I know of vaguely from having caught random episodes of the TV show years ago. And it doesn’t disappoint - Dragon Ball Z Volume 1 is AWESOME!

Five years have passed since the events of Dragon Ball Volume 16 and not an awful lot has happened
'kris Pung
My goodreads buddy Sam has been raving about this series for a few months now but to say I've been hesitant to dive in would be downplaying it a bit. I did enjoy the cartoons but I remember a metric shit ton of filler shows that I didn't really care to relive via the books.

The jury is still out on how much filler books are coming but the 1st volume had the perfect amount of reintroducing the main characters and dealing with a new powerful foe with fists, kicks, and energy blasts. I also really
When I first picked up Dragon Ball Z from the library about a year ago something stirring inside me kept preventing me from reading it or getting absorb into this fantasy world. I grew up with the anime and the video games so I know pretty much 95% what happens in Dragon Ball Z and yet I simply gave up and returned it to the library. Now I rediscovered this series and realized that there is a prequel called Dragon Ball which was the original manga that led to Dragon Ball Z and it deals with Goku ...more
This is the first manga about Dragon Ball Z and it takes place years after Dragon Ball ended. Goku's brother has arrived from space with the quest of convincing him to join the Sayin's crusade to destroy Earth. Goku refuses and his son is kidnapped by his brother Raditz. Goku gains the help of an old enemy named Piccolo. Together they fight Raditz. They defeat Raditz using Piccolo's special attack but at the cost of Goku's life, with his final words, "Do it!" he sacrifices himself to kill his ev ...more
Connor Sheridan
I grew up loving the dragonball z anime that was always on cartoon network. I didn't have cable until recently, so whenever I was over a friends house or my grandparent's, I would watch this show. I'm even in a van whose name is a direct reference to it! So reading the actual graphic novel was a geeky treat to say the least. Centering on the life of the super saiyajin monkey man Goku, this fun action adventure is full of fighting and giant explosions. While the series can become a bit formulaic ...more
Benjamin DeSalvo
Dragon Ball Z picks up after the events of the Dragon Ball anime with Goku as a young adult and father to his son Gohan. Raditz arrives on Earth in a spacecraft, finds his younger brother Goku and reveals to him that they are members of a nearly extinct extraterrestrial race called the Saiyans. The Saiyans had sent Goku to Earth as an infant to conquer the planet for them, but he suffered a severe head injury soon after his arrival and lost all memory of his mission, as well as his blood-thirsty ...more
I was a fan before it was cool!. Story of Son Goku, a Sayain(or however you spell it) who was sent to earth to take it over..they have tails like monkey's and have wicked powers and are super strong.
e was a baby at the time. With loss of memory he was adopted raised to be good then go on magical and fantastic adventures revolving around the 7 Dragonballs. It's a good starter manga for those getting into it. It's one of the most beloved stories out there. Often imitated never duplicated. 1989–199
Kurami Rocket
I am a HUGE fan of the dragon ball series. Dbz is actually my all time favorite anime. Always has been, no matter what new stuff I watch. Still, despite this, I will try my best to not be biased while reviewing this series.

First of this is the 17th volume of 42 in all. If u want to start reading dragon ball, I recommend starting with vol 1 of dragon ball and not dragon ball z, otherwise you will be missing half of the story!

This takes place 5 years after the events in Dragon Ball. Goku is all gr
It's hard to review stuff like this without your nostalgia goggles on, but I still think that this volume was pretty great. It has all the characters we know and love from Dragon Ball, but now they are five years older. I think this was a wise decision on Toriyama's part. You get the sense of familarity from the returning cast, but the passage of time gives a nice change of pace. Progression is something that some stories have trouble with: characters and plots remain static and can get boring. ...more
Mike S
Akira Toriyama book, Dragon Ball Z Vol. 1, is about a guy named Goku who is from another planet named Planet Vegeta. His home world was destroyed and there was only six of his kind who made it off the planet on time. Goku finds out that he has a brother named Raditz. He had no idea he was from another planet until his brother told him everything, the people on the planet were called the Saiyans. Saiyans are the most ruthless fighters in the universe they are suppose to go to other planets and d ...more
Son Goku is a warrior and protector of Earth, who finds out that his true origin is an alien from another world who was sent as a baby to exterminate humans from the Earth. He has no memory of this until his alien brother shows up, and threatens him by taking his child unless Son Goku cooperates in taking over a planet. What follows is an epic battle in which Son Goku tries to rescue his son.

The intended audience for this book is probably teenagers, although adults and some younger kids may be i
Austin House
I never really watched any of the tv shows when I was a kid so I figured I may aswell experience Dragonball z at one point before I died. The graphic novel was a cool read but I never really got into it. The story was kind of confusing to me but that may be because I had no prior knowledge of the storyline. The art was very cool though so it was definatly worth the read.
Joel Espinal
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A great continuation of Dragonball. Even if there is a five year gap between the two mangas, it feels like a direct continuation. I always loved what little of the anime I saw as a kid and it is great to see the whole story through the manga. Piccolo comes off as an unexpected ally and Goku is as naive as ever. Overall great work!
Sergio Zheng
This manga is about a guy name Goku and his nakama. Nakama means friends. Goku is not a normal human. Goku instead is an alien project to create super humans. This super humans are named sayajins. The sayajins were a very strong group. Then they started to get extinct because of an evil alien. This evil alien was named Freeza. Now that Goku is a grown up, he is starting to increase his power. He is trying to increase his power to defeat Freeza. The bad thing is that freeza is in another world in ...more
Jesiah Tracey
KAMEHAMEHAAA!!!!!!!!! Dragon Ball Z is the best book other than Naruto, which is the ultimate best book in the world. We go on an adventure with Goku and friends who go on a journey finding the seven dragon balls that had been spread out by the almighty Shenron.
Mary Grace
I loved this so much. Though I had already seen the series on TV multiple times, it was still a page turner. If you want to start watching/reading Dragonball Z, it's probably a good idea to start at the very beginning.. I liked how the book introduced each character and kind of explained what or who they were in the first few pages. This is my first time reading a manga in a really long time, so I wasn't used to the reading style. But if you're looking to sort of "train" yourself, then this seri ...more
Sarah Derosier
started of watching the anime Dragonball but I ironically don't know a lot about it after dragonball Z lol and this first volume schooled me on that for sure.

This book from japan the author is Akira Toriyama(Wulong). this book story talking about he is 18years old now. and he has a son called Wufan. and he son is shy and scary everything. Him father to teach he Kungfu. but he son don't want to learn Kungfu. and wukong has friend call Beke he has strong super power. Wukong want Beke to teach him son super power. First Wufan was scary that because Beke the face is green look like a monster. but he is nice people. Wufan thing he is monster. But Beke he ...more
Deandre Walker
Five years have passed since Goku has beaten Piccolo Jr in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tornament,Thanks to Goku's victory the earth is finally at piece. But, the piecefulness doesn't last long when a new enemy is looking for Goku and it just so happens that this guy's name is Raditz and he happens to be ..Goku's Brother!? WHAT!?! Then, Raditz then kidnaps his son Gohan,which Goku's grandpa's name. So, Goku teams up with Piccolo to find Raditz and get Gohan back. Now, when I read this, I thought ...more
I have read all of these and I think its the best manga ever
Evan B
THis is a quick series i believe worth the read though
Bulma Breifs
I am obsessed with this
Rushi Patel
Goku is married and has a small kid who he trains every day no matter what place or what time it is but when his child suffers he takes the responsiblity to be a father of a normal child. Goku is terrified when he gets to know something terrible from his master that someone like him will come to Earth to rule it and has the same powers as him. He also has a alein enemy that he fights with but only for when they know that he will be his friend one day.
Sarah Ball
I love Dragon Ball Z. I watched the anime as a little kid. As a fan of the Dragonball Z animated series, I knew the plotline, but, even so, I was astounded by how much better the manga was than the show (at least so far). The artwork is amazing done.
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