We’re in the home stretch for My Hero Academia: Vigilantes as we enter the thirteenth volume. Serving as a prequel and spin-off to mangaka Kohei Horikoshi’s brilliant superhero MHA manga, it is written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Betten Court. It is published by Shonen Jump in Japan, though Viz Media brings it to the USA.
The Naruhata neighborhood in Tokyo is under assault. The villain known as Number 6 is leading an assault on the area with exploding, faceless creatures. The pro-heroes chasing the vigilante known as the Crawler realize they need his help to stop the villain and, with the help of Eraserhead, the Crawler confronts Number 6, who is seeing the ghost of his mentor Overclock. The two have a climactic battle while Midnight tries to figure out how to get a message to All Might.
I am sad this series is coming to an end. As the major American comic book companies are caving to social media weirdos on Twitter, this series has been amazing. The Crawler has that old school Peter Parker vibe, though he can stand on his own. We have seen him grow from being a naive do-gooder to a courageous hero who is ready to fight a villain far more powerful than he is. My one complaint is that I would like to see Knuckleduster return. Sure, he left a note for the Crawler, but they need one more connection.
That being said, this volume is incredible. The team behind it ramped up the writing and the artwork. They did not hold back and you can tell. They continue to bring a high-quality series with character development, a solid plot, and just good old fashioned good guys fighting bad guys.
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