Get Started In MY HERO ACADEMIA

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jun 2019

MY HERO ACADEMIA is a popular superhero manga series begun in 2014 and serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Izuku Midoriya is a boy born without superpowers in a world where 4 out of every 5 people have some kind of quirk (superpower). Most quirks are low level, while some produce high level superheroes (and villains). Izuku dreams of becoming a superhero himself even though he was born without powers. After a chance encounter with his super hero idol, All Might somehow shares his powers with Izuku. Izuku later enrolls in a high school for heroes in training where much of the ongoing story takes place. The franchise has expanded from the orginal manga to anime, film and video games.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with My Hero Academia comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
VIZOngoing (Digest)MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG](flagship series)
VIZOngoing (Digest)MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG](spin-off series)
VIZOngoing (Digest)MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! [2019-DIG](re-imagined parody series with chibi-like characters)
VIZOngoing (Digest)MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG](*prose* short stories featuring the everyday school lives of fan-favorite characters)

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in My Hero Academia. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in My Hero Academia.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 20Quick ViewAug 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 20   UNAVAILABLE$8.49
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 21
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Oct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 21   PRE-ORDER$9.99
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 05
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Jul 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 05   UNAVAILABLE$8.49
MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 06
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Oct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 06   PRE-ORDER$9.99
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! VOL 01
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Aug 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! [2019-DIG] VOL 01   (series beginning)UNAVAILABLE$8.49
      
MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 02
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Jul 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] VOL 02   UNAVAILABLE$9.34
MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 03
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Oct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] VOL 03   PRE-ORDER$10.99
$9.34

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of My Hero Academia comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with My Hero Academia. The following compilations are presented in a suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions.

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 01Quick ViewAug 2015MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 01
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 02Quick ViewOct 2015MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 02
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 03Quick ViewJan 2016MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 03
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 04Quick ViewApr 2016MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 04
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 05Quick ViewAug 2016MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 05
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 06Quick ViewNov 2016MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 06
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 07Quick ViewFeb 2017MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 07
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 08Quick ViewMay 2017MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 08
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 09Quick ViewAug 2017MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 09
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 10Quick ViewNov 2017MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 10
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 11Quick ViewJan 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 11
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 12Quick ViewApr 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 12
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 13Quick ViewJun 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 13
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 14Quick ViewJul 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 14
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 15Quick ViewOct 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 15
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 16Quick ViewDec 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 16
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 17Quick ViewFeb 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 17
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 18Quick ViewApr 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 18
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 19Quick ViewJun 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 19
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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 20Quick ViewAug 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 20
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 21Quick ViewOct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 21
  
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 01Quick ViewJul 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 01
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 02Quick ViewOct 2018MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 02
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 03Quick ViewJan 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 03
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 04Quick ViewMay 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 04
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 05Quick ViewJul 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 05
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49
MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES VOL 06Quick ViewOct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] VOL 06
  
PRE-ORDER$9.99
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! VOL 01Quick ViewAug 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! [2019-DIG] VOL 01
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49
      
MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 01Quick ViewMay 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] VOL 01
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MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 02Quick ViewJul 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] VOL 02
  
UNAVAILABLE$9.34
MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 03Quick ViewOct 2019MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] VOL 03
  
PRE-ORDER$10.99
$9.34

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in My Hero Academia, if it's within your budget. For manga, we list the first appearance of the English language release in North America.

  • MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] VOL 01  (1st appearance of My Hero Academia (English language release in North America))

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for My Hero Academia comic books.

  • MY HERO ACADEMIA [2015-DIG] #1-   (flagship series)
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN/MY HERO ACADEMIA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY [2016]    
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA/RWBY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY [2018]    
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES [2018-DIG] #1-   (spin-off series)
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA/PROMISED NEVERLAND FREE COMIC BOOK DAY [2019]    
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS [2019-DIG] #1-   (*prose* short stories featuring the everyday school lives of fan-favorite characters)
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! [2019-DIG] #1-   (re-imagined parody series with chibi-like characters)

Media Source Material

The flagship MY HERO ACADEMIA manga series is being adapted very faithfully as an anime series. The anime trails the manga by a couple story arcs.