Along with reading Dr. STONE as a physical book, VIZ Media offers chapters for purchase digitally on their website. Right now through Friday, they’re offering chapters 1-7 and 60-70 (a.k.a. manga volumes one and eight) for free online.
VIZ chose these chapters for a reason. Chapters 1-7 obviously are meant to introduce readers to the series, and volume eight matches up with where the anime is.
“Learn what happened when the world turned to stone in this special side story to Dr. STONE. As Senku and his friends are being turned to stone, his father Byakuya is on the International Space Station. This is the story of the crew as they try to survive as the only humans who remain flesh and blood!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.