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Skylanders Comics

On 05/20/2019 at 12:27 PM by KnightDriver

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A few weeks ago, while I was randomly looking for things in my library's catalog during work - something I do frequently when things aren't hectic - I came across Skylanders comics collections. I didn't even know there were comics for this game series. Well, I had to start reading them, didn't I, and I have at about 1 per week since then. 


I only wish I had known when they were out as single issues because this cover of issue 1 from IDW is pretty cool. I suppose, if I ever have expendable cash again, and visit a comic shop, I might pick up back issues just to have those covers. 

So, of what I've read of the collections (about half), most are pretty kid oriented, as you would expect, but a few of the stories were interesting. The last one I read was The Return of the Dragon King, a story that was used for the TV show but in a different way. The undead dragon king seems to link the Skylanders world with the previous one in the Spyro games; at least, that's what it seems to me, but I'll find out for sure when I try out the Spyro Reignited Trilogy video game later this week.

The Dragon King rises to attack Skylanders Academy with the help of a fairy who steals key Skylanders' powers. As usual, the Skylanders have to find a way to work as a team to defeat this mighty foe. The whole teamwork thing is a bit overplayed in most of the Skylanders comic stories. I guess that's the main theme of childhood education right now. I was never a team player in school, although, in my work life I've become that a bit more. 

Anyway, here's the full list of comic collections I'm working through:

Trap Masters                 not read
Kaos Trap                      not read
Champions                    read
Return of Dragon King   read
Light in the Dark              read
Superchargers                 not read
Secret Agent Secrets        read
Dive, Dive Dive                  not read
Spyro & Friends               read



Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/20/2019 at 07:42 PM

Everything's awesome when you're a part of a team! Tongue Out


05/20/2019 at 10:49 PM

Ug. Someone I was talking to the other day said that although he was taught to work in a team in school, most of his friends don't work like that now in the real world. 

I was proud to be a contributing teammate at my previous job but when they wanted me to only do my specific job and ingore helping in any other area, I was out. I'm no robot. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/21/2019 at 11:22 AM

yeah there are some dehumanizing jobs out there. If corporations had their way they'd replace everybody with robots they didn't have to pay. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

05/21/2019 at 03:34 PM

They're already doing that and planning to do more of it. One of the few reasons I'm actually glad I have a Liberal Arts degree: not as easy to have a robot do that stuff, although the AI-fueled death metal album I heard recently is pretty damn close to the real thing. 

I need to go back to Spyro.


05/21/2019 at 11:46 PM

Yea, I was cognicent of the fact I was working a very menial job. Thing is, the place I worked was so chaotic most of the time, I ended up doing a variety of things to help out, which made it bearable. I didn't realize it at the time, but as soon as we all had to work like cogs in a machine, I couldn't handle it. Makes sense, I've got a liberal arts degree as well. Can't dumb me down now, I guess. 

Cary Woodham

05/21/2019 at 10:00 PM

Those Skylander comics look interesting.  It's hard for me to get into comic books for several reasons.  It's hard for me to get to comic book stores when I can't drive, and even though an individual comic book is cheap, they do add up after a while.  Especially considering half the comic is ads anyway.  But there are some comics I wish I could keep up with, like DuckTales or the Mystery Science Theater 3000 comic.


05/21/2019 at 11:39 PM

Yea, I had to stop years ago because it was getting too expensive. Everything I get now is for free from my local libraries. 


05/22/2019 at 04:31 PM

I have to say, the creators of this Franchise are getting the most out of their product. It's good to see that your library has them in their collection. I don't think the local library has comics. Actually I should check their app to see if they have any digital ones available. 


05/23/2019 at 12:18 PM

I noticed that some libraries have more comics than others. I have two in my area that have a lot.

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