Dragon Ball Manga Style Comic Part 3, Issue 7
-Published in December, 2000
-Contains Tales 67 and 68: "Go West, Young Goku..." and "Bulma and Goku - Round 1", respectively.
-Page Count: 32
-Cover Price: $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
-This issue contains two pages of fan mail (the section, funnily enough, was named "The Monkey's Tales".)
Once again, pretty standard. This issue covers Goku leaving Jingle Village to the beginning of his search for Blooma in West City. I really enjoy the fan mail in these, as corny as they may be. Speaking of which, I found this letter and response to be fairly interesting:
As the response says, issue #3 of part 3 stated that the graphic novel collection of the first few issues of these comics (think "volumes") would be censored slightly, as opposed to how they were unedited when first released. I imagine that this was a result of backlash from parents at the time, who were upset with some of the jokes and images present in the first few issues. I'll have to do more digging, but I still believe that there were uncensored releases of these volumes, so perhaps two versions were on the market as a compromise.
gokaiblue wrote:Very interesting. I saw a couple of those at a comic con earlier this year. Kinda wish I picked one up now....
They are pretty cool, especially if you're a fan of comic books. They are pretty cheap online!