This year’s 24th issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine has announced that Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga will resume in the first 2019 issue on December 14, 2018. The manga went on hiatus in September 2018 due Ohtagaki’s tenosynovitis (inflammation surrounding the tendons).
The manga’s story is set in the same One Year War in UC 0079 as the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. It begins with the battles between two ace pilots of the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation at the “Thunderbolt Sector,” a shoal zone with numerous wrecks of space colonies and warships.
Ohtagaki launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in March 2012, and Shogakukan published the 12th compiled book volume on July 30, 2018.