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“You are now Thunder Keepers! May the power of Lightning be with you as you keep our Island safe!”

Island Challenge! is the 77th issue of the Ninjago Magazine. Zane, Jay, Nya, Cole and Clutch Powers appear on the cover. It includes 892177 Island Kai (Island Kai minifigure with a Turbo Torch flamethrower). The comic, The Ritual, is written by Jan Dinter.

The Ritual

The captured Ninja, sans Lloyd, are being escorted from the dock by the Keepers. PoulErik commands they be taken to the Chief. A Rumble Keeper quickly requests a ritual be enacted, wherein Rumble Keepers can compete in a set of challenges in order to be promoted to Thunder Keepers. They wish to compete against the intruders.

The Ninja are taken to the Lightning Lagoon, where catamarans, including one of their own, are being set up for sailing. Cole deduces that a sailing competition is the first challenge. Cole and Nya board their catamaran and set off after the others. They notice the Keepers are going far quicker than they are. They notice they’re using their spears to attract the lighting from the Storm to power their vessels. Nya grabs a spear and tries to copy what they’re doing. She is instead electrocuted with no effect had on the boat. She hands the spear to Cole, thinking that electricity conductors channel lightning into the earth, and he is the Earth Ninja. He tries and it works in helping powering the vessel. The lightning pains Cole immensely, but he carries on to get the catamaran to catch up with the Keepers. They make it to the beach, but they have come last. Thinking they’ve lost, Zane explains that winning was not the goal for the Rumble Keepers but to demonstrate how well they can command the Storm. Nya asks what else they could have to prove, just as PoulErik calls for everyone to move to the Combat Ring.

The Ninja move apprehensively to the Combat Ring. Once they arrive, they see they’ve plenty of space to perform Spinjitzu moves. PoulErik announces who the participants will be attempting to pacify, as the Stone Guardians enter the ring. The Ninja panic, remembering how little effect their elemental powers had on them. Zane suggests they try Spinjitzu instead. Jay goes in for an attack but finds little success. He is knocked by one of the brothers into another. He knocks the second brother over, much to the Keepers’ surprise. The other four go into attack together, but the brothers draw upon their lighting powers and zaps them away.

Their efforts prove futile, as they are constantly bested by the Stone Guardians. Kai suggests they lure the Guardians to the Rumble Keepers. They succeed in doing so, but the Rumble Keepers pacify the Guardians using song and dance. Kai remembers PoulErik telling them to pacify the Guardians, so the Ninja prepare a song they remember from karaoke. They try the song out on the Guardians after they’re done with the Keepers. They have no luck and the Guardians respond aggressively once again. PoulErik calls off the challenge, saying a verdict has been reached. The Rumble Keepers are promoted to the rank of Thunder Keeper and given their masks. He then commands that the ninja be taken to the Chief, telling the others to keep a close eye on Jay, saying he could be the one.



  • The magazine refers to The Island as a season, despite being a special. This may be attributed to the common belief that The Island was Season 14 and Seabound was Season 15, which was only debunked by the time both installments had aired.
  • Clutch Powers appears with brown hair on the cover
  • A factoid on Ronin says he is included in 2 sets, when he is present in 3.
  • Lloyd appears at random points in the comic, despite being elsewhere in the jungle at this point in the story.
  • Cole is drawn with an orange mask, as opposed to the black one his minifigure sports.



Ultimate Guides

Official Guide · World of Ninjago: Official Guide · Secret World of the Ninja · The Book of Spinjitzu · The Making of the Movie · Lord Garmadon's Guide to World Domination · Garmadon Rulez! · The Book of Elemental Powers

Character Encyclopedias: Character Encyclopedia · Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded · Character Encyclopedia New Edition

Visual Dictionaries: The Visual Dictionary · Visual Dictionary New Edition

Chapter books

Kai: Ninja of Fire · Zane: Ninja of Ice · Cole: Ninja of Earth · Jay: Ninja of Lightning · Snake Attack! · A Team Divided · The Search for Zane · Breakout! · The New Ninja · Legend of the Brown Ninja · Pythor's Revenge · The LEGO Ninjago Movie Junior Novel · Brick Adventures (Brother/Sister Squad · School for Crooks · Fired Up! · Legends of the Ninja) · Spinjitzu Brothers (The Curse of the Cat-Eye Jewel · The Lair of Tanabrax · The Maze of the Sphinx · The Chroma's Clutches)


Way of the Ninja · Masters of Spinjitzu · The Golden Weapons · Rise of the Snakes · A Ninja's Path · Pirates vs. Ninja · The Green Ninja · Attack of the Nindroids · Techno Strike! · The Titanium Ninja · The Rescue Mission · Ninja vs. Ninja · Spy vs. Spy · The Quest for the Crystal · Return of the Djinn · Day of the Departed · Ninja in Action · Shark Attack! · Lloyd: A Hero's Journey · Mystery of the Masks · Epic Adventures · Lloyd vs. Lord Garmadon · How To Be A Ninja · Back in Action! · The Legend of Jay · Game Masters · Frenemies · The Uncharted Island · Island of Mystery! · Sneak Attack! · Mystery of the Lost Power

Graphic novels

The Challenge of Samukai · Mask of the Sensei · Rise of the Serpentine · Tomb of the Fangpyre · Kingdom of the Snakes · Warriors of Stone · Stone Cold · Destiny of Doom · Night of the Nindroids · Who is the Phantom Ninja? · Comet Crisis · Tournament of Elements · Ghost Ninja · From Ghosts to Pirates · The Untold Tales of Skybound · Dark Island Trilogy (Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3) · Garmadon (Issue 1 · Issue 2 · Issue 3 · Issue 4 · Issue 5)

Activity books

The Chosen Four · Spinning Power · Ninja vs. Snakes Activity Books · Ninja vs. Nindroids · The Tournament of Elements · Spot the Samurai-Droid · The Way of the Ghost · Attack of the Sky Pirates · Choose Your Hero · Giant Ninja Activity Book · Book of Secrets · The Hands of Time · Book of Mazes · The Ultimate Ninja Training Manual · Lord Garmadon, Evil Dad · Garmadon Attack! · THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Official Annual 2018 · The Conqueror Garmadon's Activity Journal · Sons of Garmadon · Ninja Missions · Ninja vs. Dragon Hunters · Favourite Foes · Into the Fire · Game Time! · Choose Your Ninja Mission · Golden Ninja · A Job for the Ninja · Sssnake Time · Ninja Style

Box Sets: LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Card Collection Holder · Brickmaster Ninjago (Fight the Power of the Snakes · Build Your Own Adventure · Build Your Own Adventure Greatest Ninja Battles) · Gift Set Box · Gift Tin Set · Destiny's Bounty Adventure Box · Build and Stick: Dragons

Coloring Books: Fun to Colour · Fun to Color

Sticker books

Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! Sticker Activity · Lego® Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · LEGO Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick!: Sticker Activity Book · Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE: Ready Steady Stick! · LEGO Ninjago Ultimate Sticker Collection · Ultimate Sticker Collection: The LEGO Ninjago Movie · Street Duels · 1001 Stickers: Race and Fight · Sticker Scenes · Ready and Waiting

LEGO Club Magazine

Mid-Air Mayhem! · Ninja Ambush! · You Just Can't Get Good Help! · Race for the Masks! · Danger: Dieselnaut! · Golden Days · Aspheera Rises! · The Search for Zane · Race to Danger! · Into the Storm! · All Tied Up! · A Ninja Sharpens Ninja!

Ninjago Magazine

Main series:
Tournament of Elements: 1. Meet the Ninja · 2. Top Secrets Revealed · 3. Prepare for Danger · 4. Issue 4
Possession: 5. Packed with Ninja Fun! · 6. Full of Ninja Action! · 7. Ghost Alert! · 8. Ghost Attack · 9. Who's Scared of Ghosts?
Skybound: 10. Monster Attack · 11. Beware the Sky Pirates! · 12. Ninja in Danger! · 13. Pirate Attack! · 14. Ninja Explosion! · 15. Take the Spinjitzu Challenge · 16. Meet the New Ninja · 17. Issue 17 · 18. Issue 18 · 19. Ninja Beware! · 20. Top Secret!
The Hands of Time: 21. Dojo Danger · 22. Kapow! · 23. Snake Battle! · 24. Battle for Zane! · 25. Ninjago City in Danger! · 26. A Date with Destiny · 27. Desert Duel! · 28. Rogue Ninja! · 29. Boom! · 30. Techno Clash · 31. Issue 31 · 32. Rock Solid!
Sons of Garmadon: 33. Green Ninja · 34. Issue 34 · 35. Biker Battle in the City · 36. Attack of the Jungle Monster · 37. Battle of the Beasts and Bikers! · 38. Garmadon is Back for Evil!
Hunted: 39. The Ninja Heroes are Missing! · 40. Issue 40 · 41. Ice Blast! · 42. Dragon Race! · 43. Secret Mission · 44. Ninja vs. Garmadon
March of the Oni: 45. Return of the Dragons! · 46. Green Ninja to the Rescue! · 47 Jailbreak! · 48. Lost Dragons! · 49. Battle Ready! · 50. Battle! · 51. Ninja vs. Oni
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu: 52. A New Adventure! · 53. Beware! · 54. Issue 54 · 55. Blazing Battle! · 56. Desert Showdown with Pyro Vipers! · 57. Showdown! · 58. Samurai Storm!
Prime Empire: 59. High Speed! · 60. Games Masters · 61. Game Over · 62. Secret Mission · 63. Speed Demons! · 64. Final Battle!
Master of the Mountain: 65. Shintaro! Secrets Revealed! · 66. Dungeon Monsters! · 67. Monstrous Mission! · 68. Ninja Legend! · 69. Yikes! · 70. Invincible Beast · 71. Ship Wrecked!
The Island: 72. Full Speed Ahead! · 73. Jailbreak! · 74. Island Attack! · 75. Ocean Race! · 76. Hunted! · 77. Island Challenge! · 78. Jungle Warrior!
Seabound: 79. Sea Monsters! · 80. Father vs Son! · 81. Mech vs Monster! · 82. Ocean Beasts! · 83. Ocean Escape! · 84. Ocean Invaders! · 85. Can Jay Save Nya? · 86. Monster Panic!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie: The Biggest Ninja Mission of all Time!

Ninjago: Legacy: 1. Golden Ninja! · 2. Snake Attack! · 3. No Fear! · 4. Mega Missions! · 5. Dojo Danger! · 6. Evil Invaders! · 7. Mighty Mechs! · 8. Earth Ninja! · 9. Garmadon Attacks! · 10. Snake Suprise! · 11. Ghost Attack!

Miscellaneous: Ninjago Magazine 1 · Ninjago Magazine 2

Online Readings

Way of the Departed · The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye · Amber Spiral


The Way of Ninjago · LEGO LEGO Let's LEGO Ninjago!!