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A brand new Skylanders comic-book series is on its way, set to debut in July at the San Diego Comic-Con the first issue will be a prequel to Skylanders Trap Team. It'll give back story to a few favourite characters and a first look a some of the brand new characters from the upcoming game.

Quote: IDW Publishing
In conjunction with Activision, IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever Skylanders comic-book series, penned by renowned comic-book writer Ron Marz, and Mike Bowden and David Baldeon as lead artists. In the world of video games, Skylanders is a global phenomenon and the best-selling kids' game franchise since its launch in 2011. Now fans have the opportunity to follow the adventures of all their favorite characters from Skylands through the magic of comic books.

The videogame sensation is making the leap to the pages of comics this July, debuting at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. Skylanders #0 features an introductory 16-page story as well as character guides and additional back-up information. The issue will be launched in both print and digital during SDCC weekend.


The writer, Ron Marz, has previously written for Skylanders Swap Force. For an exact date this year's San Diego Comic-Con runs July 24th-27th.


In toy news, Kickoff Countdown has been given a solid release date, it's due out this Sunday at Toys R Us stores in the US and at "retailers worldwide the following week". The final Swapper, Doom Stone, was also released this week in the US and the UK.

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Kickoff Countdown is an in-game variant who will appear exactly as the toy looks when you play with him. He also unlocks a special hat for your collection. Doom Stone's release means that it is finally possible to make all of the 256 different combinations, something that forum member GameMaster78 has really taken to heart.

And now another round-up for the Android and iOS game Skylanders Lost Islands where they've made May a Life themed month.

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  • April 21: Springtime Trigger Happy became available without the toy. Beatrees began collecting from the Sheep Topiaries in addition to the Energy Fields she usually does.
  • May 1: Brand new Alter Ego "Builda Grilla Drilla" arrived in the Wishin' Well.
  • May 6: A long timed quest to earn an upgraded Life Sanctuary, the "Life Sanctum", began and a new tiny island, "Sugarbat Island", appeared. At level 43 you can buy the island for 35 million coins.
  • May 12: A new feature was added, now plants will randomly grow on your islands. You can spend gold to clear them away and they'll sometimes drop gems or energy along with their regular kingdom xp. And Punk Shock was added to the store along with a permanent way to add any Skylander by their code.
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#1 bionicle2809 20:07:15 15/05/2014
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Ah-ha! IDW making a Skylanders comic! This gives me high hopes and will be making it's way onto my shelves!
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#2 Matteomax - Hunter 20:53:54 15/05/2014
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Also, in semi-related news, Jade Fire Kraken has been spotted in Germany.

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#3 eruptshake137 20:58:55 15/05/2014
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A comic book? Woo Hoo!!
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#4 JadePolar 02:03:00 16/05/2014
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I've been really excited about Jade! I saw this same picture earlier today.
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#5 SackBoy01 02:56:07 16/05/2014
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V
V I need it NOW! It looks so EPIC!
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#6 SackBoy01 02:57:10 16/05/2014
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Sfdp smilie I meant Matteomax I derped smilie
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#7 wreckingballbob 08:56:36 17/05/2014
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Nice artwork.
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#8 Traptanium 12:59:28 17/05/2014
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Can't wait!
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#9 NINJAsk11 13:06:16 17/05/2014
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Quote: Matteomax
Also, in semi-related news, Jade Fire Kraken has been spotted in Germany.

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Official now. I found him.
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#10 TheShadowDragon 22:31:25 17/05/2014
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Anyone know when Jade Fire Kraken will be available to the US and exactly which store(s)?
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#11 Dyno-Mite 01:17:05 18/05/2014
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Quote: TheShadowDragon
Anyone know when Jade Fire Kraken will be available to the US and exactly which store(s)?


Unfortunately no information yet, but I'm guessing it'll be pretty soon.
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#12 Doomslicer 17:26:45 18/05/2014
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Say, didn't IDW do those MLP comics that were supposed to be like a lot darker than the show and intended for older audicences?

I think we're all hoping the Skylanders comics will be similar, something for us older fans.
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#13 JamesFakeman 20:55:15 28/05/2014
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A Normal Spyro comic would be great but this is great too! I'm Excited!
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#14 The Traptanium 23:27:11 30/05/2014
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This is very exciting news!
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#15 dragonsoul13 05:41:05 05/06/2014
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can't wait for the Skylanders comic, I shall read the crud out of that!
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#16 PhotonTH 01:54:22 15/06/2014
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Oh good! Now deviant art is going to go crazy... And I need even more comic book money.

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