Following an earlier announcement in June where we learned of a LEGO Partnership with Skybound (a multiplatform content company that’s best known for The Walking Dead, and Invincible), we now have the reveal of an upcoming comic book series – LEGO NINJAGO GARMADON #1, coming 6 April 2022!
The series will be written and drawn by Tri Vuong, a rising star that will pen the upcoming Everyday Hero Machine Boy series.
This is the first LEGO® branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between Skybound Entertainment and global children’s book publisher AMEET, but more interestingly, LEGO have also alluded to additional top-secret new series to be announced in the coming year
Here’s the plot synopsis/description of Garmadon #1, along with a draft version of the cover.
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?
You can check out the panel discussion on Youtube, which starts at about the 1:02:01 mark.
The panel included: Eric Huang, VP and publisher of AMEET and LEGO Book, Hayley ‘Sensei Wolfe’ Wolfe: Ninjago superfan and host of Ninjagocast on TTV; Daniel Konstanski, the author of the The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks, Sean Mackiewicz – Editor in Chief of Skybound Entertainment, Tommy Andreasen (co-creator of LEGO Ninjago), Tommy Kamar (producer) and Tri Vuong: Writer and artist of the new comic book
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.
I’m an okay comic book fan, and have a very small collection of DC Comics classics, but I’ll be really interested in picking this one up, and I think it’s a great opportunity to take the Ninjago lore and universe into new spaces.
With Skybound and Image Comics backing it, I also think the art will look terrific, and I can absolutely see integration between 2022 Ninjago sets and this comic book series.
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