The Power of Friendship is the first volume of the Hyperion graphic novels. It was first published in 2005 by Hyperion Books for Children. It contains the first two issues of the Twelve Portals arc: Issue 001: Halloween and Issue 002: The Twelve Portals.
Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin are five ordinary friends with an extraordinary secret. They have been chosen to be Guardians of the Veil. With the help of the four elements of nature - air, earth, water, and fire - and the power of energy, the five friends must find a way to save the Earth from evil forces.
In the GRAPHIC NOVEL #1 the five friends discover their destinies and the power of their friendship in 128 pages of original 4-color comics.
- Yan Lin "dies" here, but in the TV series, she stays with the girls on Earth.
- In the comics, Taranee arrived a few days before Will. In the TV series, she moved to Heatherfield last year.
- In the comics, Vathek began as truly being evil and then switched over to the good side. In the TV series, he was always a double agent for the rebellion.