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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Bionicle: Challenge of the Rahkshi

I remember a few months ago discovering that there was a comic book series about Bionicle and thinking to myself, why the hell did I not know about this sooner? Bionicle was possibly one of the most, if not the most, creative themes that LEGO ever came out with. In the first novel, we saw the Toa Mata fight off hordes of Bohrok and discover a power source that turned them into the Toa Nuva.

‘Challenge of the Rahkshi’ continues the story started in ‘Rise of the Toa Nuva’. The Toa Nuva, having vanquished their foes start to feel that they don’t need each other anymore and return to their respective villages. However, a new threat emerges when the Bohrok-Kal appear, hellbent on finding the Bahrag twins. Once the Toa Nuva is able to vanquish them, Makuta himself decides it’s time to send his sons, the Rahkshi to destroy the now prominent heroes. As the Toa try to deal with this new challenge, they realise that they will need the legendary 7th Toa to help. Will our new hero, Takanuva, be able to help his brothers and sister or will the island of Mata Nui crumble against the darkness?

The novels are fairly easy to read and they contain sections within them to explain who all the characters are. This makes it simple for beginners to pick up these novels. It also helps that the story is so intriguing and not like other comic books in that sense. I did feel like there could have been more expansion on character development though, rather than just skip through key story moments.

The artwork was fairly good and I liked the covers too. There isn’t that much more to say about it! Overall, it was a good novel and it’ll be interesting to see if the story stays interesting as the characters venture to a new island!

Favourite Panel:

I mean Lewa’s not wrong is he?

Favourite Character:

It’s probably a two-way tie. I love Lewa, he was my favourite Bionicle too, but Gali is the leader that the team needs, but doesn’t realize!


  • Story Arc: ★★★

  • Character Development: ★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★

  • Enjoyability: ★★★½

  • Re-readability: ★★★

Level: Beginner

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