Graphic Novel company, Papercutz has announced that the first volume of their upcoming Lego Ninjago comic has received pre-orders of 170 000 copies.
In the comics world and even in the book world, that is a huge number!
It would seem that the Lego Ninjago line has been very successful for the Lego company. Hopefully the success of the Ninjago comics will pave the way for more Lego comics (we can only hope…or perhaps ask really nicely?).
Lego Ninjago Comic Volume 1
The Masters of Spinjitzu come to Papercutz! Sensei Wu has trained Cole, Zane, Jay, and Kai to be Masters of Spinjitzu, and together they defend the world of Ninjago from the dark forces of the Underworld.
But when the leader of the skeleton army, Samukai, boasts to the evil Lord Garmadon that he can defeat Sensei Wu and his four young ninja, Garmadon takes him up on his bet! Who will prevail in this battle between good and evil?
6 x 9, 64 pp., full color paperback: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-297-7 Available At Amazon
Also in collector’s hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-298-4 Available At Amazon
Lego Ninjago Comic Press Releases
(October 13, 2001)
LEGO NINJAGO® continues to break records for Papercutz. Terry Nantier, the publisher of Papercutz, details that pre-orders for the first graphic novel in the series, LEGO NINJAGO #1 “The Challenge of Samukai” ($6.99) “are the strongest we’ve ever seen.” So strong in fact, that the pre-orders top 170,000 copies. Papercutz will debut this series with a limited number of copies for sale at New York Comic Con 2011.
And more details from last month…
(September 8, 2011)
Last May, Papercutz, the graphic novel publisher of GERONIMO STILTON, THE SMURFS, BIONICLE, and DISNEY FAIRIES, announced that its newest series of licensed graphic novels would be based on the red-hot toy line LEGO NINJAGO.
Three short months later, Terry Nantier, the publisher of the Papercutz, details that pre-orders for the first LEGO NINJAGO graphic novel, LEGO NINJAGO #1: The Challenge of Samurkai ($6.99) “are the strongest we’ve ever seen.”
So strong in fact, that the pre-orders top 150,000 copies. This is a record-breaking achievement for Papercutz.
The LEGO NINJAGO graphic novels are written by Greg Farshtey, who penned the BIONICLE graphic novels (based on the LEGO property) To date, Papercutz has sold over 250,000 copies of its BIONICLE line. Paulo Henrique, who has illustrated Papercutz HARDY BOYS graphic novels, will provide the art for the new line.
The first 64-page, full color, 6”x 9” Ninjago graphic novel will have a cover price of $6.99 ($10.99 in hardcover) and will be released on November 8th, 2011. Three additional volumes are planned for 2012.
Introduced in 2011, the NINJAGO toy line is immensely popular and has been a major success in toy stores. The LEGO Group reported a 20% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2011 due to the popularity of the new NINJAGO toy line.
A DVD of an animated NINJAGO movie that aired on the Cartoon Network will be released soon and a NINJAGO animated TV series is in the works. NINJAGO blends elements of Asian culture and cosmology with exciting adventure stories.
NINJAGO is the saga of four ninjas who possess the elemental powers of fire, ice, earth, and wind. Mentored by their Master Sensei Wu, they battle the evil skeleton warriors who threaten to take over the NINJAGO universe.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group. Produced by Papercutz under license from the LEGO Group.
The first volume of the Lego Ninjago comic will be released on the 8th of November.