Listen: At this point, we all know that I am deeply, fervently in the tank for Ninjak and its incredibly rewarding blend of over-the-top high concept action and deeply strange psychological storytelling, mostly because I talk about how much I love it at literally every opportunity. Because of that, I've been excited about the upcoming "Seven Blades of Master Darque" storyline since it was announced, and while some of you might still be on the fence, they didn't need to do anything else to lure me in. But they did it anyway.
As this preview reveals, the storyline that kicks off in next week's Ninjak #23 from Matt Kindt, Marc Laming, and Ulises Arreola will feature a cutaway diagram of an underground prison full of deathtraps. Don't miss it!
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!
The factors that make a comic appealing are an entirely subjective and strange thing. Sometimes the thrill of the unknown is what does it, and at other times, it's seeing something familiar performed in a new or particularly efficient way...
Loki, the villainous mastermind who could never be trusted because he was always scheming up a long term con, got a fresh start after his death at the end of Siege and his reincarnation as a child. The story of Young Loki is now being told by writer Kieron Gillen, penciller Doug Braithwaite and colorist Ulises Arreola in the pages of Journey Into Mystery, a fantastic adventure tale about a trickster given a second chance, perhaps to be a hero, or perhaps to concoct one of the most ambitious and devious schemes of his immortal existence...
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