Dragon Ball Z, Volume 5 (VIZBIG Edition): Dr. Gero's Laboratory of Terror!

Dragon Ball Z, Volume 5 (VIZBIG Edition): Dr. Gero's Laboratory of Terror!

by Akira Toriyama

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R to L (Japanese Style). Change Your Perspective—Get BIG A Collection of Volumes 13 - 15! Dr. Gero's Laboratory of Terror! Trunks, a mysterious warrior from the future, has arrived to warn Son Goku and pals of a horrendous menace that could destroy the universe. Dr. Gero—the diabolical genius of the Red Ribbon Army—has constructed androids designed to defeat Goku and take over the world. Goku must locate and destroy these androids before they're activated—or face certain doom! But little do they know that another visitor from the future is watching their every move. Another hideous creature from the demented mind of Dr. Gero, this monster was created from the cells of the most powerful beings in the universe—including those of Son Goku! Between deadly androids and a biologically engineered nightmare, Goku will have to transcend the power of a Super Saiyan if he's going to prevail!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421520681
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Series: Dragon Ball Z Series
Edition description: VIZBIG Edition (Books 13-15)
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 34,796
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1 and, most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.

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Dragon Ball Z, Volume 5 (VIZBIG Edition): Dr. Gero's Laboratory of Terror! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Prince_Zarbon More than 1 year ago
This manga collection was the other worst out of all the Dragon Ball franchise aside from the Cell Games Volume 6 full and Volume 7 intro being the absolute worst of them all. The Cell Saga was my least favorite saga overall. It accomplished jack squat for the main premise of the DBZ story; didn't deal with the dragonballs, and didn't even progress the primary plot between Goku and Vegeta. Totally useless in its entirety aside from progressing Gohan, and that did absolutely nothing for the primary focus of the series run. Additionally, Cell's fights were quite boring and unlike all the other sagas, Cell was the only antagonist featured in this entire series set, so it becomes lame quickly as I'm neither a fan of Cell nor the bout between Cell and Gohan; coincidentally the worst fight scene as it was a three-episode long beam struggle that lasted way too long onscreen. My least favorite fights are those that either lasted too long and were just plain... boring, to say the least. I absolutely detest beam struggles, especially those that drag on forever. I prefer the more bone-cracking, pulse-pounding, nerve-wracking fist-to-fist battles instead of the uber-blast oriented ones. I found the Cell Saga to be my least favorite in terms of action, plot, and its lack of story-driven element. To be specific, I absolutely detested the Cell Saga in general with some very minor exceptions. The saga seemed to be the least enthralling in terms of battles scenes and it's overall lack of compelling plot devices. Basically, if someone's not a Cell fan (like myself), then the saga ends up being a horrid experience. Cell v. Gohan is my overall least favorite scuffle in the entire series run. I absolutely detested the two-way kamehameha struggle between Gohan and Cell. For a conclusion, I hated the Cell Games beam struggle. I pretty much hate beam struggles in general, but that particular one was WAY too long. I found Cell's death to be extremely anticlimactic and a complete bore when it came to the extremity of prior sagas. In fact, I hated almost all of Perfect Cell's fights; the entire saga is my least favorite. The fights prior to Perfect Cell were mediocre at best. Imperfect Cell versus Piccolo was somewhat acceptable and Super Vegeta versus Semi-Perfect Cell was probably the highlight of the whole season as its one of the only actual beatdown sequences without being a lame beam struggle or array of energy waves. The saga was still the absolute worst in general and this season is a part of that boring saga which was lacking of amazing villains and their sinister actions propelling the story. The only redeeming quality of the saga was Android 19 and Dr. Gero and it was in the very beginning whereas the rest of it was quite annoying and tedious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its not the best book in the world but its good for killing time