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SKYBOUND LAUNCHES HISTORIC LEGO® IDEAS CAMPAIGN FOR LEGO® NINJAGO®: VOL.1: GARMADON GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION

LOS ANGELES (August 24, 2022) – Today Skybound announced that fans will take control and determine the special limited-edition variant cover to LEGO® NINJAGO® VOL.1: GARMADON through a first-of-its-kind partnership with LEGO Ideas.

LEGO NINJAGO VOL.1: GARMADON, from rising star writer/artist Tri Vuong (the upcoming Everyday Hero Machine Boy), is the first graphic novel collection of the inaugural LEGO branded comic book series release from the landmark partnership between Skybound and global children’s book publisher AMEET.

Starting today through September 6 at this link, fans can vote on three stunning variant cover options from acclaimed artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider) to decide which image will be the cover to a special limited-edition version of LEGO NINJAGO VOL.1: GARMADON available only via lego.com and the Skybound Store. The winner will be announced the week commencing September 12, 2022 and full fan vote details can be found at the LEGO Ideas blog.

“Skybound has always been committed to expanding comics readership and engaging new fans, so partnering with the team at LEGO Ideas is a perfect way to reach an incomparable global audience,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP/Publisher, Skybound Entertainment. “Tri Vuong has created something incredibly special in LEGO NINJAGO VOL.1: GARMADON and we’re excited to see even more LEGO fans discover the next chapter of this worldwide phenomenon.”

This variant edition of LEGO NINJAGO VOL.1: GARMADON will be available exclusively via lego.com and the Skybound Store before the end of the year.

The standard edition of LEGO NINJAGO VOL.1: GARMADON (JAN228169, 978-1-5343-2332-2) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 16 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play, on Tuesday, November 22.

Official Series Description: 
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?

For more info and updates, visit www.skybound.com.

Established in 2010, Skybound 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 home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Superfight. Skybound’s capabilities include services as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games across all genres, including the multi-million unit selling The Walking Dead video game series. The company also maintains key partnerships across the entertainment industry including Universal Pictures, Image Comics, and Audible, and has engaged an ongoing strategic business partnership with mobile games publisher and developer 5th Planet Games (OAX: FIVEPG). Skybound digital and creative IP boasts unique creators such as Kristian Harloff and the Schmoedown Entertainment Network as well as Peter Santa-Maria and his Attack Peter brand. For the most up to date information on Skybound, please visit the company on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@Skybound Entertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), and at www.skybound.com.

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund, Denmark. However, its products are now sold in more than 140 countries worldwide. www.LEGO.com 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. www.AMEET.eu

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shannon Meehan Public Relations Manager smeehan@skybound.com
Alison Lindsay Marketing Director Alison.lindsay@ameet.eu

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