Suit Crossbone Gundam
First serialized in 1994, Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam has the distinction of being the first (and only) Gundam manga to be written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Illustrated by Yuichi Hasegawa, the series ran from 1994-97 across six volumes. The series is set in the year UC 133, between the feature film Mobile Suit Gundam F91 and the TV series Mobile Suit Victory Gundam. Ten years have passed since the Crossbone Vanguard began their revolution to establish Cosmo Babylonia. During that decade, Cosmo Babylonia collapsed, and the Crossbone Vanguard became space pirates led by Berah Ronah (aka Cecily Fairchild) and Kincaid Nau (aka Seabook Arno). As the Jupiter Empire plots to overthrow the Earth Federation, young Tobia Arronax joins the Crossbone Vanguard and becomes a mobile suit pilot. In 2003, Hasegawa wrote several Crossbone Gundam side stories, which were later collected together in one volume under the name "Skull Heart." Two more sequels followed, including Steel 7 and the current Ghost. None of the Crossbone series have been licensed in the U.S.