Solo Leveling is a South Korean urban fantasy webcomic that became a print-published comic book known as a manwha. The series is written by Chugong and illustrated by Dubu, may he rest in peace. It was licensed in North America by Yen Press.
Jinwoo joins a team to raid a D-Rank Dungeon with Mr. Song, Joohee, and Mr. Kim, three former teammates who abandoned him on the quest that granted him the power of The System. However, they soon learn they will be joined by convicts who are promised help with their sentencing if they help. This leads to a disaster and Jinwoo learns new secrets about The System.
Dubu, also known as Redice Studio, did a fantastic job with the artwork. He was a truly remarkable illustrator who not brought the story to life but also pulled you into it. His illustrations highlight the frightening nature of the dungeons but also show Jinwoo’s growth as a character. He was a true master of his craft and he will be sorely missed.
The story truly advances from here. Jinwoo is facing all kinds of opponents. Some of them are within the dungeons and other times from humans who have sinister plans. As he continues to grow and learn about his strengths as well as his weaknesses, he makes new plans. The story definitely pulls you in and leaves waiting for the next one.
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