Finally, Saitama and Tatsumaki's fight is coming up in the One-Punch Man manga, but the manner it's happening betrays a serious flaw in the work.
One Punch Man chapter 177 sets up a fight between Saitama and Tatsumaki, proving the series should stop following the comics.
In Neo-Heroes' latest One-Punch Man comic, Fubuki's soldiers stall Tatsumaki. Saitama intervenes and Tatsumaki forces Fubuki to listen, ending this chapter aggressively.
The One-Punch Man webcomic built up to a Saitama-Tatsumaki bout for years, which was a highlight. The manga has a similar setup, but the events are considerably different from One-Punch Man's webcomic.
The modifications make sense given how the manga has done things differently from the webcomic, but they also reveal a major issue with the manga.
Tatsumaki was a bad person, therefore the webcomic's original fight between Saitama and him worked. Tatsumaki even wanted to kill the Fubuki Group to strengthen it during the conflict.
Tatsumaki is much better in the manga, and her intentions in the current arc are good. Saitama and Tatsumaki don't need to fight in One-Punch Man, thus the manga's reaction to the webcomic seems forced.
Problem started earlier. They had separate arcs because the Human Monster story ended with characters recognizing Saitama's true power, which never happened in the manga.
Genos clarified Saitama's strength instead of showing it returned them to the comic. It was odd that the Human Monster plot didn't incorporate those themes, but the manga's shallow reintroduction is bothersome.
Yusuke Murata may quit One-Punch Man soon. Trying to be like the internet makes the comic less original and encourages comparison, even when it makes no sense.
Manga provided different stories without parallelism utilizing webcomic's structure.
That method works since the manga differs greatly from the webcomic. Tatsumaki is friendlier, and the manga expands One-Punch Man's God and Blast more than the webcomic.
Since ONE is using One-Punch Man to examine problems not in the comics, the manga should be independent.