The biggest name in Japanese science fiction—Gundam—returns with one of its creators retelling its origins 25 years after the series debuted. Caught in the crossfire of a space civil war, teenager Amuro Ray accidentally finds a new mobile weapon—the RX-78 Gundam. In the eighth volume of Gundam: THE ORIGIN, readers are sent back to the war at hand. The White Base continues to be chased across the Earth by Zeon forces. The story shifts away from the jungles and deserts of the Americas, moving into much more urban settings in Europe.