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Skybound reveals an early look at LEGO: Ninjago: Garmadon #5

Skybound has unveiled a first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #5, the final issue of the new chapter in the worldwide phenomenon from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong. No LEGO NINJAGO fan can afford to miss the game-changing ending to this issue.  

The fifth and final (for now) issue of the inaugural LEGO branded comic book series will arrive in stores October 19, 2022.  

This one has it all! Motorcyles! Bears! The final showdown between Garmadon and Mogra!  

In addition to the main cover by Vuong and colorist Annalisa LeoniLEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #5 variant covers include two ongoing variant cover series running through the initial five-issue release: the “Legacy of Evil” variant, with #5 cover by E.J. Su (Transformers) and the 1:10 variant “Garmadon Evolutions” by the inimitable poster and print artist Tom Whalen

A full list of covers is below: 

  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #5 CVR A VUONG (AUG220198) 
  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #5 CVR B SU (AUG220199) 
  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #5 CVR C WHALEN (Garmadon Evolutions 1:10) (AUG220200) 
LEGO NINJAGO GARMADON #5

LEGO reveals the Marvel Black Panther Set

LEGO has revealed the LEGO Marvel Black Panther set. The life-size bust celebrates the character and phenomenon he has become. It can be positioned in either the distinctive “Wakanda Forever” crossed arm pose – or without. It’s a perfect piece to display to show your love for LEGO building, and the iconic character of Black Panther/T’Challa,

The Black Panther character first appeared in 1966 in Fantastic Four, and was made ultra-popular with the release of the 2018 mega-hit film Black Panther, which solidified his place in popular culture, and inspired millions with his honor, pride, and courage.

In the much-loved film, Black Panther (King T’Challa) inherits the throne of the ultra-futuristic but secret African kingdom of Wakanda, which is powered by the alien metal of vibranium. When King T’Challa is challenged by the supervillain Killmonger for control of his nation, he must use his Black Panther superpowers of lightning-fast speed, brilliant ingenuity, and supreme fighting abilities to defeat his enemy, protect his country, and save the entire world. Now Marvel Studios have confirmed that the film’s sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is due out in cinemas on 11th November.

The set features 2,961 pieces and retails for €249.99 / $249.99 / £299.99. It will be available exclusively for LEGO VIP members beginning November 4th and LEGO stores starting November 9th.

Skybound lets the LEGO Ideas community decide the variant cover for LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon

Skybound has announced that fans will take control and determine the special limited-edition variant cover to LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon through a first-of-its-kind partnership with LEGO Ideas.   

Starting today through September 6, fans can vote on three stunning variant cover options from acclaimed artist Takeshi Miyazawa to decide which image will be the cover to a special limited-edition version of LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon available only via lego.com and the Skybound Store. The winner will be announced the week commencing September 12, 2022 and full fan vote details can be found at the LEGO Ideas blog

LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon, from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong, is the first graphic novel collection of the inaugural LEGO branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between Skybound and global children’s book publisher AMEET.  

The standard edition of LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon (JAN228169, 978-1-5343-2332-2) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 16 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play, on Tuesday, November 22. 

Skybound Reveals a First Look At LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4

Skybound unveiled a first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4, the next issue of the new chapter in the worldwide phenomenon from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong.  

The fourth issue of the inaugural LEGO branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between Skybound and global children’s book publisher AMEET, LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 will arrive in stores September 7, 2022.  

Two Moon Village is in a whole lotta trouble, and Garmadon is nowhere to be found. It’s almost like something terrible might’ve happened to the most evil person in Ninjago… 

In addition to the main cover by Vuong and colorist Annalisa LeoniLEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 variant covers include two ongoing variant cover series running through the initial five-issue release: the “Legacy of Evil” variant, with #4 cover by Skybound’s resident printmaker and artist Attack Peter and the 1:10 variant “Garmadon Evolutions” by the inimitable poster and print artist Tom Whalen

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  

A full list of covers is below: 

  • LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 CVR A VUONG (JUN220282) 
  • LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 CVR B ATTACK PETER (JUN220283)  
  • LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #4 CVR C WHALEN (Garmadon Evolutions 1:10) (JUN220284) 
LEGO Ninjago Garmadon #4

Around the Tubes

Batman: One Dark Knight #3

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Tech Dirt – Why Is Media Lamenting Disney’s ‘Loss’ Of Copyright Instead Of Celebrating The Public Domain? – Public domain = good

Book Riot – 17 Novels That Would Make Great Graphic Novels – What would you like to see?

Hoth Bricks – New LEGO Marvel Black Panther: first official visuals – A hint as to who’s wearing the new Black Panther suit?

Reviews

Comicmix – Adventure Game Comics: Leviathan
CBR – Batman: One Dark Knight #3
The Beat – Hospi-Tales
CBR – The Liminal Zone

Get your first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #3

Skybound has unveiled a first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #3, the next issue of the new chapter in the worldwide phenomenon from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong.  

The third issue of the inaugural LEGO branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between Skybound and global children’s book publisher AMEET, LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #3 will arrive in stores July 20, 2022.  

Garmadon has been the most evil person in the world of Ninjago for a very, very long time, but his ALL-NEW enemy has stolen his most loyal followers and…one of his most prized possessions? So, of course, this calls for a duel! 

In addition to the main cover by Vuong, LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #3 variant covers include two ongoing variant cover series running through the initial five-issue release: the “Legacy of Evil” variant, with #3 cover by Raúl Treviño and the 1:10 variant “Garmadon Evolutions,” by the inimitable poster and print artist Tom Whalen

A full list of covers is below: 

  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #3 CVR A VUONG (APR220210) 
  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #3 CVR B TREVINO (APR220211)  
  • LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #3 CVR C WHALEN (Garmadon Evolutions 1:10) (APR220212) 
LEGO NINJAGO GARMADON #3

Transform and Roll Out with the LEGO Optimus Prime!

Hasbro and LEGO have teamed up for a new LEGO Optimus Prime! Debuting in June, the set features over 1,500 pieces and can transform from robot to truck and back!

Once assembled, the figure features 19 points of articulation, one of the first times a LEGO set has been able to convert between two models, without the need to rebuild.

Modeled after the G1 Optimus Prime character, the new LEGO set includes remarkable attention to detail and features such as the ion blaster, Energon axe, an Energon Cube and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership which can be stored in the chest chamber.

The set retails for $169.99.

Image and Skybound reveal a first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #2

Image Comics and Skybound have unveiled a first look at LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #2, the next issue of the new chapter in the worldwide phenomenon from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong. The issue promises an exciting first appearance of an important new character.

Garmadon, the ultimate Ninjago villain has returned to…become the ultimate hero? As he seemingly comes to the aid of Two Moon Village, it’s the First Appearance of a brand-new evil that may lay waste to Garmadon’s best laid plans…

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #2 (of 5) (MAR220235), featuring a main cover by Vuong, will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #2

Review: LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1

Growing up I was a huge fan of LEGO. It was my preferred toy as I built worlds and told stories for my own enjoyment. The sets were pretty basic with pirates being the last major expansion before my time of regularly playing with LEGO ended. So, the whole world of Ninjago and LEGO is generally unknown to me. I saw the film so have an idea from that but the specifics are knowledge I don’t have. That has me actually excited to dive into LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1 because not only do I get to find out more but also get to see some of the first steps by Skybound to expand their offerings from the more adult comics they’re known for.

With a story and art by Tri Vuong, LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1 is a really fun and interesting debut. Focused on Garmadon, the comic does an excellent job of catching up readers as to who this character is as it introduces us to the world. Overall, Vuong keeps things rather simple in the story and it works well by doing that. Garmadon is roped in to helping out a village who is terrorized by an evil gang. It’s something we’ve seen many times before but it’s a solid and smart thing to focus on. Vuong uses everything that has come before effectively and in a way that’s not overwhelming for new readers. It’s very new reader friendly in fact.

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1 is also great for kids and adults alike. It has action and there’s some minor violence but overall it has the style that I’ve come to expect from LEGO entertainment like their movies and video games. There’s a light aspect about it all and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The art by Vuong is interesting. While the characters are clearly LEGO, the overall world doesn’t feel like it leans too heavily in that direction. That’s not a bad thing as it might become overwhelming and get a bit old if overused. It’ll be interesting to see how much that plays into the future and if we’ll see LEGO being built with at some point. The characters are all limited by the design by Vuong uses it all well with solid facial expressions and body movement. Along with Annalisa Leoni on color and lettering by Rus Wooton the comic feels visually perfect for its audience no matter their age.

LEGO Ninjago: Garmadon #1 has me excited to read more. As a start for Skybound, it’s a fantastic one showing the publisher is able to expand its offerings to all ages, a major move for them. It has me excited for not just the next issue but to see what the publisher has planned next.

Story: Tri Vuong Art: Tri Vuong
Color: Annalisa Leoni Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics/Skybound provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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