Notdoingjob Somebody Isn't Doing Their Job

This article or section of our Archives is in need of improvement. Please help the Onu-Matoran to add information and make this exhibit worthy of The BIONICLE Wiki. If, however, this article has already been improved satisfactorily, please remove this template.

250px-Comic 4- Before the Storm-1-
Comic 4: Before the Storm
Issue Information
Alternate title
WriterGreg Farshtey
IllustratorPop Mhan
ColorerUlises Arreola
LettererPat Brosseau
SeriesBIONICLE: Glatorian
ReleasedSeptember 2009
Number in series5
Previous comicComic 3: A Hero Reborn
Next ComicComic 5: Valley of Fear

Before the Storm was the fourth issue of the relaunched BIONICLE: Glatorian comic series and the fourth issue of 2009. It was released with the September/October 2009 edition of the LEGO Club Magazine. The comic was later collected in BIONICLE 9: The Fall of Atero. This issue saw Mata Nui begin to explore the world of Bara Magna.


Crotesius rides his Cendox V1 against Scodonius and Kirbraz on their Kaxium V3; a training match in the Wastelands. After the Cendox beats the Kaxium, Crotesius boasts that he will beat them all in future matches. Scodonius shrugs and says that it does not matter since the Skrall will attack their villages soon. Crotesius disagrees; the Skrall don't have the guts to attack the villages. Little do they know a Skrall patrol overhears them from above. Meanwhile in Vulcanus, Ackar and Strakk are fighting a duel in the arena. Ackar beats Strakk and he concedes. However, as Ackar turns his back on his fallen opponent to retrieve his shield, Strakk hurls his Ice Axe at Ackar's back, knocking the fire Glatorian unconscious. Strakk stalks towards Ackar ready to give the killing blow when a golden-armored being named Mata Nui tackles him. Strakk furiously fights Mata Nui and is about to kill him when Mata Nui's crude stinger tail transforms into a blade after coming in contact with the Ignika. Mata Nui beats Strakk and this time makes him concede out loud. The crowd goes wild and Ackar thanks Mata Nui for saving him. Afterward Mata Nui travels to Ackar's shelter, where he explains that he is due for a match in Tesera. However, their conversation is interrupted when Kiina bursts into the room, excited that her theory that other worlds exist is true. After some talking, Kiina agrees to help Mata Nui find a way back home if she takes him with him. Mata Nui agrees and the next day he, Kiina and Ackar begin riding to Tajun. However, they are soon ambushed by Bone Hunters and a giant Skopio.








  • On page 11, Ackar and Mata Nui's speech bubbles are switched around in one panel.


  • This issue was advertised as a "Special Movie Edition" comic.

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
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
Other Comics
Adventures! The Legend of LewaThe Legend of Lewa Part 2Gali's TaleTrouble for TahuTime of the Toa
McDonald's Challenge of the RahiThe Bohrok Awake (Tale of the ToaSecret of the SwarmInto the Nest)
Promotional BohrokToa NuvaBohrok-KalRakhshiMatoran
Lunchables Metru Nui - City of Legends (Comic 1Comic 2Comic 3)
Papercutz Hydraxon's TaleRise and Fall of the SkrallThe Exile's TaleAll Our Sins Remembered