|“|| We are the Bohrok-Kal. We search for Cahdok and Gahdok, queens of the swarms.|
Tell us where you have hidden the Bahrag, and then stand aside. We have no wish to harm helpless foes.
|Alternate title||The Coming of the Kal!|
|Number in series||10|
|Previous comic||Comic 9: Divided We Fall|
|Next Comic||Comic 11: A Matter of Time...|
The Coming of the Kal! was the tenth issue of the original BIONICLE comic series, and was mailed together with the January/February 2003 edition of the LEGO Magazine. It fully introduced the Bohrok-Kal as new adversaries for the Toa Nuva.
The Toa Nuva have lost their amazing elemental energies. Mysterious beings have stolen the symbols of the Toa Nuva from the villages of Mata Nui, and stripped the heroes of Mata Nui of their fire, ice, water, air, earth, and rock powers.
Forced to rely only on the Kanohi Nuva masks--and each other--the Toa Nuva have combined forces to track down the thieves. But what will happen when they confront the island's newest menace? Will the Toa Nuva finally meet defeat--and will they ever rise again?
Suddenly powerless, Kopaka Nuva plunges down a cliff. Jamming his blades into the stone walls, he manages to bring his rapid descent to a halt. The Toa Nuva of Ice is not alone in his predicament. All over Mata Nui, mysterious creatures have stolen the Nuva Symbols, rendering each hero powerless and unable to use their elemental abilities. The Toa Nuva gather together and track the bandits to Po-Wahi. Tahu is determined to regain their powers, but Pohatu isn't so sure. Six creatures suddenly appear before the heroes; they declare themselves to be the Bohrok-Kal, and they seek the Bahrag queens. The Toa are determined to stop them, but without their powers, they are quickly outmatched: Lewa becomes magnetized to the ground by Gahlok-Kal, Onua's attacks are dissolved with Pahrak-Kal's plasma asssult, and even Tahu's new Hau Nuva is unable to resist a wave of increased gravity from Nuhvok-Kal.
Tahnok-Kal's lighting bolts, Kohrak-Kal's sonic pulses, and Levahk-Kal's vacuum blast finish off the heroes. Later, the group awakens to find their attackers gone. Tahu is enraged by this defeat and vows revenge, but Gali cuts him off; they have bigger things to worry about than bruised egos. Should the Bohrok-Kal succeed in their mission, the Bohrok swarms will be free the ravage the island again. Without their powers, the Toa will be hard-pressed indeed to fight the swarms. Tahu re-focuses and forms a plan; the team will split up and try to discover the Bahrag and slow down the Bohrok-Kal. Gali wonders how they can ever hope to prevail, but Lewa and Tahu comfort her: with or without powers, they will find a way.
- Greg Farshtey - Writer
- Randy Elliott - Penciller
- Elliot & Kryssing - Inkers
- Ken Lopez - Letterer
- Peter Pantazis - Colorist & separator
- Jaye Gardner - Editor
- Toby Dutkiewicz - Layout & design
- Cahdok - Mentioned only
- Gahdok - Mentioned only
- Gahlok-Kal - First appearance
- Lehvak-Kal - First appearance
- Nuhvok-Kal - First appearance
- Nuju - Mentioned only
- Pahrak-Kal - First appearance
- Bohrok-Kal Shields
- Kanohi Nuva
- Nuva Symbols
- Toa Tools
- Bohrok Swarms
- Turaga - Mentioned only
|“||He is Kopaka Nuva, Toa of Ice--Bringer of Winter, and a hero of Mata Nui...His elemental energies and Kanohi Nuva mask give him great powers. Unfortunately, flying is not one of them.||”|
|“||How did Kopaka lose his ice powers? It all began when strange beings stole the symbols of the Toa Nuva from the six Matoran villages...The effects were felt right away, all over the island...as the Toa Nuva lost their elemental powers, and nothing could bring them back. Suddenly, problems they could have solved easily the day before threatened to become disasters!||”|
- Comic middle: The Origin of the Bohrok-Kal section by Takua discusses the creation and mission of the Bohrok-Kal.
- Comic end: The Secret of the Symbols section discusses the Nuva Symbols; 6 Reasons to Visit BIONICLE.com advertisement; LEGO Club Magazine advertisement/subscription.
- Rear cover: Advertisement for BIONICLE-based pens, BIONICLE: Quest for Makuta board game, and future products.
- Comic illustrator Ray Kryssing's first name was unknown by the fandom until the release of the Papercutz graphic novel collection BIONICLE 2: Challenge of the Rahkshi in 2008.
- BIONICLE Chronicles 3: Makuta's Revenge
- BIONICLE Chronicles 4: Tales of the Masks
- Bohrok-Kal Online Animations
- Bohrok-Kal Promotional Comic
- BIONICLE: Volume 1
- BIONICLE 2: Challenge of the Rahkshi