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Ninja-K #7 Is Putting A Team Together With Christos Gage & Juan José Ryp – In Stores May!

Valiant has revealed a first look inside Ninja-K #7, the next chapter of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES by renowned writer Christos Gage and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp! On May 16th“The Coalition” delivers another fatal strike against Colin King, the elite secret agent known as Ninjak, as he forges new alliances to face off against an unfathomable threat!

For decades, the mysterious figure known as the Jonin trained and tutored the agents of MI6’s Ninja Programme. In his hands, the men and women of Britain’s most elite secret service were refined into more than spies… They became human weapons capable of inflicting extraordinary damage and defying the laws of nature itself. Now, after decades thought dead, this master killer has resurfaced…and recruited a new circle of undying, seemingly ageless powerhouses from across the Valiant Universe for reasons unknown. The Jonin’s revenge will cast a long shadow – and, to meet it head on, Ninjak has assembled his own squadron of heavy-hitting heroes – including Livewire, Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, and GIN-GR – for the ultimate black-ops mission!

Featuring covers by Tonci ZonjicAlan QuahClayton Crain, and Das Pastoras!

The Colossal Event of 2018 Rages On in Harbinger Wars 2 #3 – In Stores This July!

All hands on deck!

Valiant has revealed a first look at the covers for Harbinger Wars 2 #3 (of 4), the third chapter in the SEISMIC SIX-PART EVENT that will push Valiant’s most powerful heroes past their breaking points and beyond! On July 25th, New York Times best-seller Matt Kindt and breathtaking artist Tomás Giorello – the creative team who waged war against the galaxy in the best-selling X-O Manowar series – advance their new campaign deep into the heart of the Valiant Universe towards an unstoppable, continent-shattering climax!

Divided but not yet conquered, Livewire and the Harbinger Renegades are making their last stand for the fate of their fellow psiots! Targeted by X-O Manowar and the governmental forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, the most powerful players behind the cataclysmic conflict that has torn America asunder are about to converge in a violent conflict where the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe will be decided… And Ninjak and Bloodshot are about to get a crucial new role in the heart of it all!

Featuring covers by J.G. JonesMico SuayanJuan José Ryp, and Felipe Massafera!

Review: Ninja-K #6

NINJA_K_006_COVER-A_ZONJICA once-loyal agent has defected from the ranks of MI6’s most elite espionage unit…and Ninjak has been dispatched across the globe to prevent his secrets from plunging the world into chaos. But in the shadows of Mexico City, Colin King is about to discover something far more deadly… The Ninja Programme’s own former sensei, the Jonin, has assembled a conspiratorial circle of enigmatic enemies – the Dying One, Kostiy the Deathless, Linton March, and The United’s Ultimo – for a purpose so sinister that even Ninjak can’t risk engaging them alone. Enter Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR – Ninjak’s brand-new black ops team with a very specific set of skills…and a license to kill the unkillable!

If I were a man given to profanity (and I am) then I’d litter the  opening to this review with a couple of choice words to emphasize my enjoyment. (but, oddly enough, I tend to shy away from profanity in writing). I’m writing this with two days and several comics between the review and the reading of Ninja-K #6, and it feels like I only read this comic about an hour ago.

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Ninja-K #6 kicks off a new arc for the series, and yes it is a place that allows new readers the chance to effortlessly pull on a ninja mask and sneak down the alleys and over the rooftops to live your own adventure as… yeah, that’s  a terrible analogy. My point is that this is a comic that encourages new readers into the series. And what a series.

After the events of the last arc (helpfully recapped, but not enough to spoil the story should you chose to pick up the trade) this issue sees Ninja-K going after a rogue operative of the Ninja Programme. There’s not a whole lot to the plot itself, but there doesn’t need to be because we get a brilliantly action packed comic that has our favourite ninja in way over his head on a mission that should be relatively simple. Christos Gage does all the little things right in this comic, and never over explains or over plays his hand, instead allowing the talents of artists Juan Jose Ryp and colorist Jordie  Bellaire to shine through.

This series has been consistently brilliant, and is one of the jewels in Valiant’s very bedazzled crown. Miss this and miss out on a great action comic.

Story: Christos Gage Art: Juan Jose Ryp Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8.8 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Ninja-K #6

NINJA-K #6 (NEW ARC! “THE COALITION” – PART 1)

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (FEB181894)
Cover B by ALAN QUAH (FEB181895)
Interlocking Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (FEB181896)
Ninjak Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS (FEB181897)
Pre-Order Edition by DAVID WILLIAMS (SEP172024)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 11th

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE COALITION” – PART ONE!

A once-loyal agent has defected from the ranks of MI6’s most elite espionage unit…and Ninjak has been dispatched across the globe to prevent his secrets from plunging the world into chaos. But in the shadows of Mexico City, Colin King is about to discover something far more deadly… The Ninja Programme’s own former sensei, the Jonin, has assembled a conspiratorial circle of enigmatic enemies – the Dying One, Kostiy the Deathless, Linton March, and The United’s Ultimo – for a purpose so sinister that even Ninjak can’t risk engaging them alone. Enter Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR – Ninjak’s brand-new black ops team with a very specific set of skills…and a license to kill the unkillable!

Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and high-octane artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) take the driver’s seat for a heart-stopping race to save the world as “THE COALITION” prepares for the ultimate clash of super-teams!

Matt Kindt & Tomás Giorello Fire the Opening Volley of Harbinger Wars 2 #1 on May 30th!

Valiant has released the first lettered look within the pages of Harbinger Wars 2 #1 (of 4), the FIRST ISSUE of the SEISMIC SUMMER EVENT that will forever change the landscape of the Valiant Universe! On May 30th, the team that brought you 2017’s best-selling X-O Manowar series – Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello – begin an all-out brawl between Valiant’s most powerful players, pitting hero against hero in their most consequential conflict yet!

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

Featuring covers by J.G. JonesMico SuayanJuan José Ryp, Felipe Massafera, and Lewis LaRosa!

Bloodshot Salvation #9 – Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, & Renato Guedes Reveal Bloodhound’s Origin Story In May!

Valiant has released a first look inside Bloodshot Salvation #9 – a stunning STANDALONE ORIGIN STORY featuring the never-before-seen history of the indestructible mammalian machine known as Bloodhound! On May 16th, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire, Eisner, Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes, and astonishing artist Renato Guedes combine their talents for a one-shot issue witnessing the birth of Project Rising Spirit’s Bloodshot program – and the canine weapon of untold destruction they unleashed upon the war to end all wars!

In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad… Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands after more than a century!

Featuring covers by Kenneth RocafortRenato GuedesGiuseppe Camuncoli, Juan José Ryp, and Shane Davis!

Harbinger Wars 2 #1 – Matt Kindt & Tomás Giorello Charge into Valiant’s Earth-Shattering Comics Event on May 30th!

Valiant has revealed a first look within the pages of Harbinger Wars 2 #1 (of 4), the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s most anticipated comics crossover event! On May 30th, writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomás Giorello – the best-selling team behind X-O Manowar – push the Valiant Universe to its breaking point and beyond with a world-shaking opening volley to begin the senses-shattering clash of 2018!

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

Featuring covers by J.G. Jones, Mico SuayanJuan José Ryp, Felipe Massafera, and Lewis LaRosa!

“Fear the Dark” Stalks Forward in Shadowman #2 with Andy Diggle and Stephen Segovia – On Sale April 25th!

Valiant has released a first lettered look inside Shadowman (2018) #2 – the second pulse-pounding chapter of THE POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from superstar writer Andy Diggle and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia! On April 25th, Jack Boniface returns to the front lines of the Valiant Universe to protect the world of the living from the supernatural forces that seek to do it harm, as the next stunning, 30-page installment of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – Diggle and Segovia’s opening story arc – revives old horrors from deep within the Deadside to challenge him…

Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…

Featuring covers by Tonci ZonjicRenato GuedesJuan José Ryp, and Ben Templesmith!

Ninja-K #6 Prepares To Face “The Coalition” with Christos Gage & Juan José Ryp – In Stores April 11th!

Valiant has released a first lettered look inside Ninja-K #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE COALITION,” AN ALL-NEW ARC and SENSES-SHATTERING JUMPING-ON POINT from renowned writer Christos Gage and eye-popping artist Juan José Ryp! On April 11th, the Valiant Universe faces its most indestructible threat yet – and master super-spy Colin King must rise to meet the challenge with a brand new strike force of his own!

A once-loyal agent has defected from the ranks of MI6’s most elite espionage unit…and Ninjak has been dispatched across the globe to prevent his secrets from plunging the world into chaos. But, in the shadows of Mexico City, Colin King is about to discover something far more deadly… The Ninja Programme’s own former sensei, the Jonin, has assembled a conspiratorial circle of enigmatic enemies – the Dying One, Kostiy the Deathless, Linton March, and The United’s Ultimo – for a purpose so sinister that even Ninjak can’t risk engaging them alone. Enter: Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR – Ninjak’s brand-new black ops team with a very specific set of skills…and a license to kill the unkillable!

Featuring covers by Tonci ZonjicAlan QuahClayton Crain, and comics legend Neal Adams!

Preview: Shadowman (2018) #1

SHADOWMAN (2018) #1

Story: Andy Diggle Art: Stephen Segovia
Color: Ulises Arreloa Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover A by Tonci Zonjic (JAN182001)
Cover B by Renato Guedes (JAN182002)
Interlocking Variant by Juan José Ryp (JAN182003)
Shadowman Icon Variant by Travel Foreman (JAN182003)
Brushed Metal Glow-in-the-Dark Variant by Tonci Zonjic (JAN182005)
Pre-Order Edition By Raúl Allén (JAN182006​)
Editor: Warren Simons Assistant Editor: Benjamin Peterson
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 28th

DON’T FEAR YOUR DEMONS… FIGHT THEM!

Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him… in a darkness far older than the reign of men…

Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond.

For years, he struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost.

But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…

In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!

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