For centuries, they have slept. Silent. Hidden. Waiting to hatch. Dreaming dreams of chaos. Now the sleepers have awakened at last.
— Narration
Bohrok (Mini-comic)
Issue Information
Alternate titleSwarm
WriterGreg Farshtey
IllustratorCarlos D'Anda
ColorerRandy Elliott
LettererNone credited
SeriesSet Comics
Number in series1
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Bohrok was a small promotional BIONICLE mini-comic released alongside the Bohrok canister sets in the spring of 2002. It served as a concise introduction to the Bohrok swarms and their elemetal powers. This issue was never collected into graphic novel format.

This comic was released in two slightly different forms: one going under the title Swarm, and the other using the title Bohrok. Both comics used the same artwork. However, the Swarm version contained dialogue and narration, while the Bohrok version did not.


The Toa have triumphed in their first battle with Makuta. But the struggle to free Mata Nui is far from over, for the day of the BOHROK has come...


Tahnok are seen sleeping in their canisters, deep in their Bohrok Nest. They awaken and climb out of their resting place. They swarm together and march out, ready to annihilate everything in their path. Outside Ta-Koro. Jala and Turaga Vakama spot a swarm of rampaging Kohrak heading toward them. They flee to the shelter of the Koro, but the Ta-Matoran Guard is still in danger. A Kohrak shoots a blast of ice at the sentry, but Tahu steps in and blocks the attack. The Bohrok lunges at the hero, but misses and smashes the wall instead. The Toa notices the Krana within, but has no time to contemplate its mystery, as he is suddenly confronted by the rest of the swarm!









One by one, they leave their chambers, driven by an instinct they cannot explain. They wield ancient power, its source a mystery. Like a storm, they sweep all aside. By the thousands they advance, and unstoppable swarm...They are the Bohrok. Their time has come.
— Narration
The creature is only stunned...but what is that inside it? And will I survive long enough to find out...?
— Tahu

Extra Features[]

  • Comic end: Bohrok version--Promotional art portraying Tahu in the Bohrok Nest, the various Bohrok breeds attacking the island and the Toa, and the Toa fighting back and collecting the Krana.
  • Comic end: Swarms version--Advertisements for the six Toa sets and the six Bohrok sets; ads for LEGO Racers, teaser for the upcoming summer 2002 Exo-Toa set; ad for BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui video game and Krana collectible packs; ads for LEGO Star Wars sets, LEGO TECHNIC sets, and LEGO Racers video game; ad for LEGO Club.

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2001 The Coming of the ToaDeep Into DarknessTriumph of the Toa
2002 The Bohrok Saga: The Bohrok AwakeTo Trap a TahnokInto the NestWhat Lurks BelowThe End of the Toa?Divided We Fall
2003 Powerless!A Matter of Time...Absolute PowerRise of the Rahkshi!At Last -- Takanuva!Secrets and ShadowsBIONICLE: Unmasked
2004 City of Legends: Toa Metru!Disks of DangerSeeds of DoomEnemies of Metru NuiStruggle in the SkyDreams of DarknessBIONICLE: Unmasked 2
2005 Monsters in the DarkVengeance of the VisorakShadow PlayBirth of the RahagaHanging by a ThreadFractures2005 Web Comics
BIONICLE: Ignition
2006 IgnitionIf A Universe Ends...Vengeance of AxonnShowdownA Cold Light DawnsIn Final Battle
2007 Sea of Darkness: Web ComicMask of Life, Mask of DoomSea of DarknessBattle in the Deep!The Death of Mata NuiDeath of a Hero
2008 Battle for Power: Realm of FearComic 12.5Swamp of ShadowsEndgameMata Nui Rising
BIONICLE: Glatorian
2009 Sands of Bara MagnaThe Fall of AteroA Hero RebornBefore the StormValley of Fear
2010 Journey's End: All That GlittersRebirth
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