Scholastic has acquired a license to publish graphic novels and other books based on the hit YouTube franchise Spy Ninjas, according to License Global.  The program will kick off with an official guidebook, followed by graphic novels and activity books, with the first books released this Fall, according to the report.  Spy Ninjas was represented by Surge Licensing.

The property is a top YouTube franchise, with over 20 million subscribers and over 300 million views per month.  The storylines follow a team of friends as they battle to save the world from the hacker network Project Zorgo as they try to hack the Internet.

This is not the first YouTube franchise to make the jump to graphic novels, but in the past, Harper Alley/HarperCollins had the hit properties, especially those tied to video games:  FGTEEV (see "Top Kids Graphic Novel Franchises – Spring 2021"), PopularMMOS and DanTDM (see "January 2020 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels").  Now Scholastic has come to play with a giant YouTube property of its own.