- Chaotic Century "Volume Nine"

    In the city of Mule our heroes are learning of growing conflict between the Empire and the Republic. What they discover is only the surface of a more ominous threat to come.

- Chapter 17 Scans

- Chapter 18 Scans

- Introduction

This information is the official text in the VIZ translation of the third volume. The parts in bold are changed from the earlier volume..


    Planet Zi orbits a sun sixty thousand light years from our Earth on the opposite side of galactic center. There, countless varieties of giant life forms with metal-based bodies --ZOIDS-- inhabit the world. The people of Zi took those lifeforms and altered them into beastly fighting machines, and the wars spread throughout the planet. When humans from Earth arrived in an enormous life-ship, they added their advanced technology to the warlike atmosphere causing a ZOID arms race.

    Some 40 years ago, a gigantic meteorite collided with Zi. Millions were killed and a large portion of a continent was sunk beneath the waves. The strike caused cataclysmic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions--much of Zi's history was buried beneath lava and dust. Now, in the remote region of the Elemia Desert, young Van finds a small dinosaur-type ZOID and a mysterious young girl while searching a ruin. The ZOID, Zeke, can merge with Van and also merge with other ZOIDS, boosting their power and combat abilities. The girl remembers that her name is Fiona, but nothing beyond that.

    Van, Zeke, and Fiona have joined up with the Shield Liger Caesar and set out on a journey looking for adventure and clues to the mystery behind the ominous words, "ZOID-Eve." In their travels, they team up with the cheerful sales woman Moonbay who pilots her Gustav ZOID and rogue ZOID pilot Irvine and his Venomous Viper Tornado. Van and his friends have hitched a ride on the transport ZOID Kracken on their way to the capital of the Helic Republic to find more information about ZOID-EVE. On the way, they help a young scientist Melissa Su capture a rouge under-water ZOID, Viking. Now that the btatle is over, it's on to the Republic.

- Summary

Chapter 17; The Lady In The Vineyards

    Our team has finally reached shore, the city of Mule! Its towering walls are surrounded by miles of field and vineyards, but before they can even get comfortable a group of Imperial Zoids run down a Republican Heldigunner. They learn that the Empire has been applying pressure to the Republic, and after helping to repel the Imperial forces without causing further warfare, they learn that the womana they've helped is the Republican President!

- Summary

Chapter 18; Battle At the Bottom of the Sea

    Inside the city further attempts to start a war are made. An out of control Redler, intentionally rigged by the Empire attacks Mule. In order to save a young Lt. Paris, Van must take down the Redler. Will he be responsible for triggering another war?

- Features

    Being a ZOIDS comic you can certainly expect the comic to have some Zoids in it! As such I've decided to compile a list of the zoids and the human characters that are found in each volume.

Human Characters

    Kirsche Hartriegel
    Louise Theresa Campford
    Melissa Su
    Michelle Su
    Rob Herman
    Van Flyheight

Zoid Characters

    Blade Liger (Caesar)
    Dibison (Gungho)
    Gustav (Tartar)
    Organoid (Zeke)
    Redler (Drone)
    Rev Raptor
    Storm Sworder (Feng-Jian)
    Storm Sworder (Yunjian)
    Venomous Viper (Tornado)