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Ninja-K #6 – “The Coalition” Cuts Deep with Christos Gage & Juan José Ryp on April 11th!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Ninja-K #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE COALITION,” AN ALL-NEW ARC and SENSES-SHATTERING JUMPING-ON POINT from acclaimed writer Christos Gage and incendiary artist Juan José RypOn April 11th, as MI6 plunges toward the precipice of an international crisis, it’s down to master super-spy Colin King to assemble a seasoned team of specialists from across the Valiant Universe to counter an all-new threat comprised of Valiant’s hardest-to-kill villains!

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!

Review: Ninja-K #4

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At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6’s covert “Ninja Programme” has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As financial instability grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6’s newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long…but just how and why are NINJA-G’s missions still impacting Ninjak’s deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Programme’s last surviving members – before Colin King is scratched off the list once and for all?

Now that Ninja-K has been told that MI6 has been manipulating his life, and the lives of all previous Ninja Programme operatives, he’s doing what anyone should before reacting with the lethal effectiveness he is known for; obtaining proof. Enter the reclusive Ninja-G and her seventies-set story. Although you’ll want to be familiar with the previous three issues for Ninja-K’s story, you’re still able to pick up and enjoy this issue if you want to read about a capable, kick ass former ninja.

There’s not a whole lot to talk about with the comic itself, honestly. Ninja-K #4 is a solid entry into the series, and meets the high standards set by the first three issues; the main story is a slowly burning flame that rewards patience with an intelligently written script that has refused to rush from action scene to action scene needlessly. Christos Gage knows how to tease a story along without prolonging it needlessly – I’m enjoying the first arc and almost don’t want to see the arc come to a close.

Ninja-K #4 is, to borrow a sports analogy, a solid scoring triple. A few seconds from a home run, but damn close (I don’t do sports much – was that right?)

Story: Christos Gage Juan Jose Ryp Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse
Back Up Story Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Ninja-K #4

NINJA-K #4

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP with ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover A by CAFU (DEC171907)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (DEC171908)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (DEC171909)
Ninjak Icon Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (DEC171910)
Pre-Order Edition by SIJA HONG (DEC171911)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | $3.99 US | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 14th

A DEADLY NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! From the Queen’s classified files… Enter: NINJA-G! 

At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6’s covert “Ninja Programme” has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As financial instability grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6’s newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long…but just how and why are NINJA-G’s missions still impacting Ninjak’s deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Programme’s last surviving members – before Colin King is scratched off the list once and for all?

Learn the hidden history of Valiant’s cold warriors as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and special guest artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) debrief with an essential and self-contained jumping-on point for the espionage-laden, super-spy thriller Entertainment Weekly calls “fresh and exciting”!

Bloodhound Goes to War in Bloodshot Salvation #9 – A Riveting Origin Issue from Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes & Renato Guedes – in May!

Valiant has revealed Bloodshot Salvation #9 – a riveting STANDALONE ORIGIN ISSUE chronicling the never-before-revealed history of Project Rising Spirit’s first prototype in nanite enhancement: the indestructible canine weapons unit codenamed Bloodhound! On May 16th,New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire, Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes, and astonishing artist Renato Guedes come together for a special one-shot tale revealing the crucial early days of the Bloodshot program…and the brutal awakening that remade an ordinary animal as a weapon of untold destruction!

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 more than a century on!

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

Shadowman #1 – Andy Diggle & Stephen Segovia Storm into Valiant’s Biggest New Series Launch of 2018 on March 28th!

Valiant has reveal an extended look inside the pages of Shadowman (2018) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from writer Andy Diggle and explosive artist Stephen Segovia! On March 28th Jack Boniface storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – with the first step in an adrenaline-fueled odyssey that will redefine the Shadowman mythos once and for all time!

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…

A staggering new beginning for Valiant’s nocturnal guardian starts here on March 28th with PART ONE of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – a tense and gripping three-issue introduction pushing Jack Boniface to the farthest edge of fear itself…and into a startling fight for survival…only in the all-new Shadowman #1!

Featuring an astounding slate of covers by Tonci ZonjicRenato GuedesJuan José Ryp, and Travel Foreman!

Preview: Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CAFU and DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (DEC171924)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (DEC171925)
Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (DEC171926)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC171927)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 7th

What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits?

Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of his wine-soaked path down through the ages and the artifacts that reside within his own secret archive!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG maestro Fred Van Lente returns with rising star CAFU (RAPTURE) and comics legend Darick Robertson (HARBINGER RENEGADE) to chronicle the first landmark solo adventure in the very (very, very) long life and times of Valiant’s very own disorderly immortal!

Shadowman #1 – Diggle & Segovia Usher in a Staggering New Beginning for Valiant’s Supernatural Icon on March 28th!

Valiant has released a brand-new look inside Shadowman (2018) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES by superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! On March 28th, “FEAR OF THE DARK” – the fearsome first strike in Diggle’s two-year master plan for Valiant’s supernatural icon – starts here as Jack Boniface emerges from the Deadside and returns to the haunted city of his youth, New Orleans, to head off the coming of a terrible new threat that will irreparably scar the Valiant Universe in its wake…

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…

Featuring covers by Eisner Award nominee Tonci ZonjicRenato GuedesJuan José Ryp, and Travel Foreman!

Christos Gage & Juan José Ryp Form “The Coalition” in Ninja-K #6 – Coming in April!

Valiant is proud to announce Ninja-K #6, the FIRST ISSUE of “The Coalition” – A SENSES-SHATTERING NEW ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from writer Christos Gage and artist Juan José RypOn April 11th, Colin King – aka the international super-spy codenamed Ninjak – must recruit a deadly new black-ops strike force featuring Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and the robotic alien powerhouse called GIN-GR to take on the most ruthless team of Valiant villains ever assembled… Prepare to face “The Coalition”!

A once-loyal agent has defected from the ranks of MI-6’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 Zonjic, Alan Quah, Clayton Crain, and Neal Adams!

Ninja-K #4 Presents the Secret Origin of Ninja-G by Christos Gage & Juan José Ryp – In Stores February 14th!

Valiant has released the first lettered look inside Ninja-K #4 – A STAGGERING, 40-PAGE JUMPING-ON POINT for the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer Christos Gage and red-hot artist Juan José RypOn February 14th, learn the hidden history of the Ninja Programme’s disco-era operative – NINJA-G – as she navigates a treacherous terrain full of Cold War espionage and even colder adversaries…who just might still be waiting to shatter Colin King’s world from the shadows today!

At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6’s covert Ninja Programme has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As financial instability grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6’s newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long…but just how and why are NINJA-G’s missions still impacting Ninjak’s deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Programme’s last surviving members – before Colin King is scratched off the list once and for all?

Featuring covers by CAFUAdam PollinaRoberto de la Torre, and Juan José Ryp.

Plus: Continuing in Ninja-K #4, Valiant’s ninja mastermind Christos Gage joins forces with comics veteran Ariel Olivetti for the next harrowing chapter of an essential back-up feature chronicling the origin of Britain’s secret weapon of World War I… The mysterious NINJA-A!

Shadowman #2 – Andy Diggle & Stephen Segovia’s Powerful New Series Fights Onward in April!

Valiant has released a first look at Shadowman (2018) #2 – the second death-defying chapter of THE POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer Andy Diggle and blockbuster artist Stephen SegoviaOn April 25th, the New Year’s most anticipated new series plunges even deeper into the darkest recesses of the Deadside to reveal the vengeful machinations of Baron Samedi…and reaffirm Jack Boniface’s rightful place as mankind’s last line of defense against the forces of death and damnation!

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 the 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!

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