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Toriyama, Akira.
DRAGON BALL Z VOL. 1
San Francisco : Viz, 2000
IL YA
ISBN 1569314977
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Goku, the best martial artist on earth, finds out that heís actually part of an alien race of warriors who destroy all life on a planet and then sell it for profit.  Goku discovers this disheartening news when his brother, Raditz, visits earth and tells Goku that he is here to do the job Goku didnít do ­ wipe out the human race.  You see, soon after Goku arrived on earth, he hit his head and forgot this mission.  Since then he has married, born a son and developed some close friendships with humans.  So now Goku has to join forces with Piccolo, his worst enemy, in order to defend earth and those he loves.  To complicate matters, Raditz has kidnapped Gokuís son.   Will Goku and Piccolo combined succeed against Raditz, whose power is stronger than theirs combined?   (Davinna Artibey, Center for International Studies, Denver Public Schools, CO)
SUBJECTS:     Martial artists -- Fiction.
                        Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
                        Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.
                        Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Graphic novels.
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