Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol 12
by Hajime Yatate (From An Idea By) Yoshiyuki Tomino
In the Universal Century year 0079, humanity is divided between Earth and huge space colonies known as Sides. The colony known as Side 3 proclaims independence as the Principality of Zeon, and declares war on the Earth Federation. As the conflict nears the one-year mark, the Earth Federation and the forces of Zeon are locked in a fierce battle for the Thunderbolt Sector, an area of space scarred by the wreckage of destroyed space colonies.
The Federation assault ship Spartan sets course for the Nanyang Alliance's Psycho Zaku manufacturing base in the Taal volcano and begins preparing for full-scale combat operations.
Io Fleming and the members of the Trust Squadron bond before the struggle to come, as Daryl Lorenz and his crew of Zeon defectors do the same. On the Spartan, Director Humphrey lays out the challenges of the assault-in addition to the Psycho Zaku, the Federation will be facing Alliance forces under the psychic control of Sojo Levan Fu. However, Levan Fu will not be the only Newtype in the looming battle...