Two evil Piraka, Thok and Hakann, have stolen the awesome powers of Brutaka and are on a rampage. The other Piraka have already fallen before their might. Now the Toa Inika are ready to join the battle, but they will be lucky just to survive the encounter. And if the Toa lose, Voya Nui and the universe beyond it will be ripe for conquest. By the way--that's the good news.
— Narration
Comic 4: A Cold Light Dawns
Issue Information
Alternate title
WriterGreg Farshtey
IllustratorStuart Sayger
ColorerAlex Bleyaert
LettererPhil Balsman
SeriesBIONICLE: Ignition
ReleasedSeptember 2006
Number in series4
Previous comicComic 3: Showdown
Next ComicComic 5: In Final Battle

A Cold Light Dawns was the fourth issue in the relaunched the BIONICLE: Ignition series, and the fifth comic of 2006. It was originally released with the September/October 2006 edition of the LEGO Club Magazine, and was later collected in BIONICLE 5: The Battle of Voya Nui. This comic saw the Toa Inika and Piraka fight against an enhanced Hakann and Thok.


The first battle between the Toa Inika and the Piraka looked like it would end in a Toa victory. That is, until two of the Piraka--Hakann and Thok--stole the power of Brutaka and became an even greater menace than before.

The news gets even worse. Both the Toa and the Piraka now know the location of the hidden Mask of Life. Whichever group finds it first will control the destiny of the universe itself...

The race for the Mask of Life has begun!


The Toa Inika battle Hakann and Thok, whose powers have been increased by stealing Brutaka's power with a Zamor Sphere. Hewkii fires a Zamor that Axonn gave him, as the two Piraka unleash their powers on the Toa. The blast knocks the Inika unconscious, but the Zamor caused Hakann and Thok's enhanced power to return to Brutaka. Later, the Toa wake up, and discover that the Piraka have found the entrance to the Chamber of Life. In the Chamber, Vezon waits for the Piraka's arrival. He tells Fenrakk of how Hakann accidentally used the Spear of Fusion on Vezok in reverse, splitting him and creating Vezon. Vezon then talks about sneaking away from the other Piraka and heading to Voya Nui to find the Mask of Life. He tells the Fenrakk how he touched the Ignika, and wound up fused to it. Meanwhile, the Toa Inika are descending down the stairs to the chamber, and encounter Umbra, one of the Ignika's guardians.

Umbra transforms into a beam of Light and attacks the six Toa. Nuparu uses his Kadin to fly into the air, and Umbra follows him. Matoro then creates a mirror out of Ice, and Umbra (in light form) bounces off it, shooting across the chamber until he crashes. The Toa Inika reach the Lava Chamber Gate, where the Piraka have already passed. Nuparu creates an earthquake that stops the Piraka, but weakens the bridge as well. The Toa Inika attack the Piraka, and Kongu creates a powerful gust of wind which causes the bridge to collapse. After seeing no sign of the Toa Inika, the Piraka continue towards the Ignika.


  • Greg Farshtey - Writer
  • Stuart Sayger - Artist
  • Alex Bleyaert - Colorist
  • Phil Balsman - Letterer
  • Toby Dutkiewicz - Art director/design
  • Jaye Gardner and Bill Rosemann - Editors



210px-Vezon curse

The Mask of Life fuses itself to Vezon






Don't tell me..."
"They've gone after the Mask of Life."
"He had to go and tell me.
Kongu and Matoro
They will be coming soon, Fenrakk, be sure of that...coming to take the Mask of Life. But it belongs to us--or we belong to it--I never can keep that straight.
You cannot even begin to match my power. But I will be merciful--in my light form, I can slay you swiftly and cleanly.
Umbra demonstrates his questionable grasp of mercy

Extra Features[]

  • Comic middle: Advertisement for the Free the Band sweepstakes.
  • Comic end: Evil on the Rampage section advertises the Vezon & Fenrakk set; Join the Battle section inviting BIONICLE fans to stage their own battle scene between the Toa Inika and Piraka and enter it for a chance to win a prize.
  • Rear cover: Take the BIONICLE Zamor Sphere Challenge section encourages fans to try out the Zamor launchers at select Wal-Marts and win a poster of the Wal-Mart exclusive set Umbra.



  • This comic and the previous one both adapt BIONICLE Legends 3: Power Play.
  • This issue sees the use of the golden "power siphon" Zamor Sphere which appeared in the Zamor Collectible pack.
  • This issue also sees the only comic appearance of the Wal-Mart exclusive Umbra figure and the Lava Chamber Gate playset.

See Also[]

External Links[]

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
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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
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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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