The Kōhei Horikoshi manga ‘My Hero Academia’ spin-off ‘My Hero Academia: Vigilantes’ enters its second volume. The series is written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Betten Court. It is published by Shonen Jump with Viz Media releasing it in North America.
GoodReads describes the plot as follows,
“Koichi and his “friends”—Kazuho, a.k.a. Pop Step, and the mysterious Knuckleduster—have teamed up to protect their neighborhood (unofficially, of course). But even petty criminals with Quirks can be dangerous, and taking them on shows Koichi that he’d better not underestimate them. Sizing up the opposition is important, especially when some of the villains are definitely out of Koichi’s league and more sinister threats lurk in the shadows.”
Once again, mangaka (manga creators) prove that know more about creativity and characterizations than those here in the West. Koichi is starting to come into his own as the Crawler and we learn about a secret connection between him and Pop Step. It has a natural progression from volume 1 and even gives a bit of a tease for MHA proper. It is clear that the writers and artists actually care about their characters, not being interested in self-inserts or wokeism. I truly enjoyed it and if you are tired of mainstream comics, I standby that this is a good series to fill that superhero void.
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