New Dragon Ball Super Cover Art Puts Bardock in The Spotlight

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A new manga chapter of Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou is coming in a few days, and it will continue the Granolah the Survivor Arc and reveal more of what happened to Bardock's fight with Gas 40 years ago. The title of Chapter 82 will be Bardock vs. Gas, suggesting that there will be another flashback showing more of Goku's father, but before fans get to read the latest chapter, you may want to check out the new Dragon Ball Super cover for the latest volume as it features Bardock.

Dragon Ball Super Bardock
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Dragon Ball Super Bardock


Over on Twitter, DBS Hype shared a new look at the cover for Dragon Ball Super Vol 18, and it features Bardock front and center while also highlighting a young Granolah and his mother, Muesli, and devoting some of the space to Goku as he deals with the fallout of his father's decisions on Planet Cereal 40 years ago.

Dragon Ball Super Vol. 18
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Dragon Ball Super Vol. 18

Goku's father might have worked primarily under Frieza 40 years ago, but that didn't stop him from trying to save the Saiyan race when the villain looked to destroy Planet Vegeta. While Bardock ultimately failed in saving the vast majority of the Saiyan race, it seems that his story was far from over in the shonen franchise as the Granolah the Survivor Arc has shown. After encountering Granolah and Muesli in Planet Cereal, Bardock decides to rescue the mother and child from being killed. Although he was not able to save Muesli, Bardock was able to find a way to defeat Gas and save the lone Cerealian survivor/bounty-hunter.

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Dragon Ball Super Chapter 82 is set to release on Sunday, March 20. Vol 18 will be released on April 4. You can read more details about the upcoming chapter here.