The World's Greatest Team (かつてない恐怖, Katsute Nai Kyōfu; lit. "Unprecedented Terror) is the seventeenth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on May 10, 1989 in Japan, and in March, 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume one, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It begins the Vegeta Saga.
Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama
"In my case, apart from when Assistant-kun is here, I almost always work seated under the kotatsu in a room with a TV. It’s partly because I just can’t seem to get comfortable with a chair and a desk, and it’s partly because it feels lonesome if I’m not working while watching TV or a video. However, I mustn’t get fixated. So while I work, I end up watching it while pretending that I’m not. I’m such a good boy!!"
Raditz arrives on Earth and kidnaps Gohan, while Piccolo and Goku give chase. Piccolo fires a Makankōsappō through Goku and Raditz, killing both Saiyans. Vegeta and Nappa learn of the Dragon Balls, and decide to head to Earth.
|"The Mysterious Warrior From Space"|
|"Tails of Future Not-Quite-Past"|
|"An Enemy in Common"|
|"An Unexpected Strength"|
|"Nothing Up My Sleeve..."|
|"Piccolo's Farewell to Arms!?"|
|"A Surprise Appearance"|
|"The Needs of the Many"|
- The North American release of this volume gives a major spoiler on the back showing a picture of Super Saiyan 2 Goku which does not happen until the volume titled Mark of the Warlock.
|Volume 17: The World's Greatest Team|
|The Mysterious Warrior From Space · Kakarrot · Tails of Future Not-Quite-Past · An Enemy in Common · An Unexpected Strength · Nothing Up My Sleeve... · Piccolo's Farewell to Arms!? · A Surprise Appearance · Sayonara, Goku · The Needs of the Many|