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!
The stage set for the next great Ninjak epic, and Matt Kindt and Marc Laming are taking on a handful of psychologically interesting characters who all share a piece of Ninjak's past in "The Seven Blades of Master Darque." Check out a preview!
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This week we're taking a look at Valiant Entertainment's number one spy who is also a ninja, Ninjak!
Ninjak became a ninja when an undead monk psychically commanded him to train. The thing is, Ninjak isn't the Undead Monk's only student. There are six more. And while Ninjak did a pretty thorough (and violent) job of taking them out in the book's first arc, it seems that they've found new a new employer: the mystical and sinister Master Darque.
Meet the Seven Blades of Master Darque in the new arc by Marc Laming and Matt Kindt, kicking off in Ninjak #23 in January.
Who doesn't love a buddy comedy? There's something about a pair of mismatched heroes that are meant to be doing something serious that keeps getting derailed by how incompatible they are. It's a formula that almost always works, whether it's something like couple of of cops where one is straitlaced and by-the-books and the other is a little wild, or if one of the cops is a British ninja super-spy and the other is the magically immortal fist and steel of the Earth itself, and instead of crime they're fighting magical spiders.
Also, it all happens in the future. And Michel Fiffe does a cover for it.
So maybe it's not your standard buddy comedy, but Ninjak #20 has some pretty great moments between Colin King and the guest-starring Eternal Warrior. Check it out a preview!
After weeks of hinting at a top secret project with fan-favorite actors Michael Rowe and Jason David Frank, Valiant Entertainment finally pulled back the curtain on Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe at New York Comic Con. The first trailer for the upcoming digital series brought out the first appearances of familiar Valiant characters like Ninjak and Bloodshot, but we also got glimpses at Archer and Armstrong, X-O Manowar, and the villain of the first season, Roku.
Developed by Valiant Digital in conjunction with Bat in the Sun --- they of the Super Power Beat Down --- Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe isn't set to arrive until 2017, but we had a chance to chat with some of the stars at NYCC to learn more about breaking new ground and setting the pace for Valiant's live-action efforts.
Over the course of the past month or so Valiant Entertainment has been teasing the announcement of a project featuring live action actors, but the exact details have been kept under wraps until now.
Today at New York Comic Con, the publisher unveiled a new division known as Valiant Digital, aimed at creating digital-first short film content, and debuted the trailer for a blockbuster six-part webseries titled Ninjak vs The Valiant Universe.
For the past few weeks Valiant has been hinting at a live-action project to be announced at this year's New York Comic-Con, though I was beginning to think it was just a dream I had. Honestly, a live-action project about Ninjak with very few details other than that it also stars former Power Ranger Jason David Frank and professional wrestler John Morrison? If that doesn't sound like the product of my subconscious left to run wild, then folks, I don't know what does.
Now, though, as we get a little closer to NYCC, enough details have been filled out that I have finally, shockingly discovered that this is actually happening, and not just a wish I made on a shooting star --- and today's reveal is the coolest one yet: a look at Michael Rowe, who's set to star as Live-Action Ninjak.
This December, Valiant is doing a line-wide series of variant covers featuring cosplayers dressed as Valiant characters, from Faith to Archer & Armstrong, all the way down the line to Bloodshot. The thing is, all of these cosplayers... are cats.
At this point, I'm pretty sure everyone who reads ComicsAlliance is familiar with my deep and abiding affection for Ninjak, but for real. I can't help loving him when he keeps doing the most amazing things I've ever read about. I mean, you'd think it would be enough that he once broke into MI6 headquarters to stop the alien invaders who had infiltrated British intelligence, or that time he went on a mission to the literal magical land of the dead. But y'all. Y'all.
In the next issue, which continues "Fist & The Steel" crossover with Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak --- Ninjak of the future! --- fights a dude who has like twelve arms. I can't even hand-le how great this is.