Valiant’s Ninjak #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!
Valiant is proud to announce that March’s Ninjak #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world’s most dangerous intelligence operative!
To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March’s Ninjak #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11th, Ninjak #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!
Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.
On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series.
NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)