Listen: I was already in the tank for Ninjak, Valiant's incredibly thrilling and deeply psychological take on ninja espionage action, but just in case you need one more reason to clear out the top of your Best of the Year list, Valiant's getting in right under the wire with next week's issue. Not only does it have a cover that features a cat dressed as Ninjak (really), but the story they're telling here is one that's very familiar --- in the best possible way.

With Ninjak #22 and "Silent Prelude," Matt Kindt, Cafu, and Ulises Arreola are sending Colin King down a path once walked by comics' other favorite ninja, Snake Eyes, in GI Joe #21's "Silent Interlude." Ninjak is hunting down the mysterious and deadly Roku as the story heads towards "The Seven Blades of Master Darque," and as you might expect, I am already at critical mass for excitement. Check out a preview below!

 

 

NINJAK #22
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (OCT161999)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (OCT162000)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT162002)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Cover Also Available (OCT162001)

Silent might!

Ninjak is on the hunt for the woman who took everything from him — the sadistic assassin known as Roku! When Roku’s trail leads to a heavily guarded citadel in the Nevada desert, silence is of the essence as Ninjak undertakes a dangerous stealth mission where even the faintest noise could mean execution! But even if Valiant’s top super-spy can reach the woman once known as Angelina Alcott undetected, will he truly be able to face the former love of his life?

The Harvey Award-nominated sensation reaches its most innovative chapter yet as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (RAI) present a special silent issue with minimal dialogue and groundbreaking visual storytelling!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 7 (FOC – 11/14/16)

 

And here, just for funsies, is Diego Bernard's cover alongside Larry Hama and Klaus Janson's cover for the original "Silent Interlude."