In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order. But the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of Heaven and the moisture of Earth, the powers of the sun and the moon all worked upon a certain rock, old as creation. And it became magically fertile. The first egg was named "Thought". Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, said "With our thoughts, we make the world". Elemental forces caused the egg to hatch. From it then came a stone monkey. The nature of monkey was irrepressible!
Volume 15 of Monkey includes the follow episodes:
44: Am I dreaming?
45: The tormented Emperor
46: Between Heaven and Hell