Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Clay Mann
Inks by Seth Mann
Colors by Ulises Arreola
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover art by Lewis Larosa, Clay Mann, Brian Reber, Dave Johnson, Marguerite Sauvage, Trevor Hairsine & Tom Muller
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
I don’t know what I was expecting from Ninjak #1, but I was not expecting what I read in this first issue. It just goes to show that when a publisher puts some quality talent on a title with a great concept, the result is amazing comics!
Valiant Comics decided to put writer Matt Kindt on this book, and the result is nothing short of fantastic. When you have a concept that’s a mash-up of a James Bond-type spy and a super ninja, and you put a writer who’s got the chops of Matt Kindt, again, fantastic things happen.
There’s great action in this book, and it ranges from all-out ninja type stuff to spy action and beyond. One of the things that I loved about this issue is that the “origin” of Ninjak is told through flashbacks scattered throughout the book, and this way we get little chunks told within the context of the story, instead of two or four issues of origin story before we get to the good stuff.
Artist Clay Mann is just flat out amazing. He’s got a great ability to portray action, never making it too hard to follow or confusing. There’s a fight with a Bond-like villain and Ninjak that is absolutely off the chain! He’s created a unique universe in this book, and it works really well.
There’s really no good reason at all why you shouldn’t pick this title! It’s a perfect blend of James Bond style action and superhero ninja heroics. The writing is excellent, the art is excellent, do yourself a favor and grab this book, you’re going to really enjoy it!