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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Bionicle: Rise Of The Toa Nuva

So anyone that knew me circa 2005 knows that growing up I loved Bionicle. I hadn’t even really got into proper Lego, but Bionicle was something else. The dedication and imagination that had gone into creating the lore for this toy series were incredible, and when I discovered that DC Comics had published a comic book series, I just had to check it out!

‘Rise of the Toa Nuva’ tells the story of six elemental heroes known as the Toa who are sent to the island of Mata Nui to protect it and its inhabitants from unknown darkness. In order to acquire their full potential, they must collect masks that give them enhanced powers. Just when it seems that the Toa have completed this mission, a new threat, the Bohrok arrive. These creatures are intent on destroying the island and their hive mind proves to be a challenge for the Toa to overcome.

So, the first thing I have to say is that for so long I was unaware of the actual story of Bionicle. I certainly knew bits and pieces, but this novel filled in so many gaps. The characters seemed dynamic and there was incredible development both individually and collectively.

The artwork was quite old, but I still thought it was really good and the covers were awesome! Overall, how did I not know this existed? I literally cannot wait to continue reading this series!

Favourite Panel:

There were quite a few but this one cracked me up.

Favourite Character:

Again, difficult to choose, but in this novel, it was probably Kopaka, the Toa of Ice! His bluntness makes him a great character to read!


  • Story Arc: ★★★½

  • Character Development: ★★★★

  • Artwork: ★★★½

  • Enjoyability: ★★★★

  • Re-readability: ★★★½

Level: Beginner

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