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BIONICLE #13: Rise of the Rahkshi!

BIONICLE #13: Rise of the Rahkshi! is the thirteenth issue of the BIONICLE comic series.

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The inside front cover provides brief backstory. The centerfold features the six Rahkshi characters.

A back page announces the Search for the 7th Toa Sweepstakes. Participants are asked to look for clues on www.bionicle.com to determine where on Mata Nui the Seventh Toa will appear, then submit their answer online or by mail. The possible locations listed are: Po-Koro, Abandoned caves, Onu-Koro, Ga-Koro, Ko-Koro, Kini-Nui, Ta-Koro, Makuta's underground lair, Mangai lava falls, and Le-Koro. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Ultimate BIONICLE Bash at their house with them and 10 of their friends, including prizes like a BIONICLE Van Visit, a large screen TV, a DVD player, a home theater system, and BIONICLE prize packs for them and their friends. The first prize winner will receive a TV, a DVD player with BIONICLE: The Mask of Light, and an All Things BIONICLE Prize Pack. Second prize will receive one of 100 BIONICLE Prize Packs including BIONICLE licensed products. Third prize will receive on of 1000 Rahkshi sets. The contest ends on October 31, 2003.

A back page advertises the BIONICLE: Mask of Light: The Movie, coming out on DVD and video September 16. The website is located at BIONICLEmovie.com. The inside back cover promotes new content on bionicle.com and also the BIONICLE Unleashed Tour in July and August. The back cover advertises the BIONICLE books from Scholastic.

Special Edition

A Walmart-exclusive version of this comic had a cover that featured Guurahk, Lerahk, and Panrahk rather than Kurahk, Turahk, and Lerahk. This comic was smaller in size, about the same size as comic 10. See here, here, and here for more information.


This comic takes place after the Rahkshi attack on Ta-Koro, but before the Rahkshi attack on Onu-Koro.1, 2 There are some minor contradictions with the movie because the comic needed to include all characters while also not giving away movie plot.3


After the inhabitants of Le-Koro were taken over by the Bohrok swarm, the Le-Matoran became much more wary and harder to take by surprise, which is why they avoided being infected by the shadow kraata, but a Po-Matoran and Ko-Matoran were infected instead.4