This was revealed at the end of October, but we haven’t talked about it yet; Skybound Entertainment announced a new LEGO Ninjago comic book series that will arrive in stores in April of next year. LEGO Ninjago Garmadon #1 is going to be an official new chapter in the worldwide phenomenon that arrives in stores next April, from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong (the upcoming Everyday Hero Machine Boy)!
This is the first LEGO branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between multiplatform content company Skybound Entertainment and global children’s book publisher AMEET, with additional top-secret new series to be announced in the coming year.
Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur. Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On-screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible.
AMEET is a global publisher of children’s books. With an international sales and editorial team—and an in-house art studio and R&D department—AMEET works closely with publishing partners and booksellers around the world to create unique, high-quality books inspiring imaginative play in over 50 countries. Focused on fostering creativity through hands-on experiences with beloved brands, AMEET is committed to providing fun, educational, and innovative books for the next generation.
“When it came to our first LEGO comic book series launch, we knew it had to be full of action, adventure, and heartfelt drama. Everything that’s made the LEGO Ninjago franchise so iconic,” said Sean Mackiewicz, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief at Skybound Entertainment. “We’re excited to expand the official Ninjago mythos in partnership with our friends at AMEET and the LEGO Group to bring you the grand return of the bad guy you love to hate—Lord Garmadon!”
Far away from Ninjago City, a village is terrorized by a mysterious new threat when they’re saved by a stranger with incredible powers known as… Garmadon, Lord of Destruction?! Has Garmadon turned over a new leaf since his disappearance, or is this just the first step in his master plan of finally defeating Master Wu and the ninja forever?
“It’s been such a great opportunity to play within the LEGO universe,” said writer/artist Tri Vuong. “The LEGO Ninjago franchise has all the qualities that I love in a story; action, adventure, humor, and compelling characters. In our new series, we’re paying homage to the LEGO Ninjago franchise while expanding the mythology with new stories on this beloved property.”
LEGO Ninjago Garmadon #1 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
If you’re a Ninjago fan you might remember that back in 2013 when the Ninjago TV show on Cartoon Network was exceptionally popular, there were two series of Ninjago comics that ran simultaneously with each other and the show; the best-selling Ninjago graphic novels by Papercutz, and the Ninjago chapter books by Scholastic. They were always such a pleasure to flip through! So it is very exciting that we will be getting a new comic book series.
What do you think? Did you read the earlier Ninjago comic books? And are you looking forward to the new series? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Cool! I remember I was reading the old comics. I may have even commented here about them years ago. 😀
So is this going to be canon? If I remember correctly, some of the earlier comics stories were a little off at times.
I have the whole collection from Papercutz and really enjoyed them. This remind me, I should dig them out from my closet and read them again. I haven’t seen the scholastic ones before. Are they any good?
My kids have some of the Scolastic books. They like them. I don’t know about how accurate the stories are though compared to the TV show. The series is made with the approval of Lego, so I suppose they are legit.
I loved the original comics. It even had some hints to future episodes. I remember I was always looking forward to new releases. And I remember we talked about some of the potential spoilers. Those were the good old days!