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Review: Ninjak #16

NINJAK_016_COVER-A_CHOIRoku continues to tear down Ninjak’s world brick by brick…and, now, the world’s most dangerous MI-6 operative has just found himself disavowed, out in the cold, and on the run. With no allies left to turn to, can Colin King get his bearings before Roku takes everything – including his life?

I can’t believe we’ve only had 16 issues of Ninjak, because it feels like so many more have been released. Whether that’s a good thing or not I’ll leave to you to decide, but poor ol’ Ninjak is having an awful time of it lately – and that in turn has made this series pretty interesting.

Matt Kindt is finally allowing Ninjak to get himself situated, with the former MI-6 agent starting to piece things together, the way in which Valiant‘s purple loving ninja goes about getting things together is pretty cool. Visually, there are some great sequences here, which is always something to look forward to with Ninjak.

One of the reasons that I loved Iron Man 3 more than the other two movies in that franchise was the back to basics style, and the story of a man being stripped of everything; it’s a story trope that I’ve always enjoyed – and obviously it can be an over used story – but the Ninjak team have made it more interesting than most but not as good as others (including Iron Man 3), although with the arc still not finished it’s a little unfair to level that judgement just yet. Especially with Matt Kindt involved; I have a lot of faith in his ability, so I’ll be jumping on the next issue when it’s released next month.

Overall, this is a solid issue of Ninjak. It’s far from bad, but I can’t help but feeling there’s a little missing.

The Seige Of King’s Castle
Story: Matt Kindt Penciler: Diego Bernard
Inker: Alisson Rodrigues Colourist: Ulysses Arreola Letterer: Dave Sharpe
The Lost Files
Story: Matt Kindt Art: Arendes Guinaldo
Inker: Brian Level Colourist:  Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 7 Art: 9 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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