Ninjak #0 – A Collaboration Where Kindt, Giorello And Special Guests Craft A Storied Past

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Valiant previously announced that there would be “special guests” contributing to the 40 page one-shot Ninjak #0, which ties up threads from Matt Kindt’s run on the Ninjak series and also sets up the new series Ninja-K by Christos Gage and  Tomas Giorello arriving in November 2017.

On September 13th, Ninjak #0 rolls out and Matt Kindt (Eternity, Mind MGMT) , Tomas Giorello, and Francis Portela (Faith) set up a story “at the heart of Ninjak’s training and origin”, where a lead story will feature Portela joined by one of five guest artists, including Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn), and Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) alongside newcomers Sija Hong and MJ Kim. This will set up key moments from Ninjak’s “present and past side-by-side”.

Interestingly, the idea behind the one-shot will also be an explanation for how Ninjak manages to remain a successful super spy when he’s essentially just a guy versus a world of technological advancement. Looking for those factors in his origin means delving into his past in this one-shot. And as you’ll see in the preview below, this is some of the most interesting hybrid page composition we’ve yet seen in comics, giving the story not only plenty of variety in style of action scenes, but a kind of poetic feel as if we’re moving between moods in Colin King’s past.

Ninjak #0 features covers by David Mack (Daredevil), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Yama Orce, Peter Bagge (Hate), and Javier Pulido (Jessica Jones):

 

 

Here’s our full lettered preview of Ninjak #0:

And here’s our order information for Ninjak #0 and Ninja-K #1:

NINJAK #0
Written by MATT KINDT with CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA & SPECIAL GUESTS with TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172260)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172261)
Cover C by YAMA ORCE (JUL172262)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUL172264)
Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO (JUL172265)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUL172263)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 13th (FOC – 8/16/17)

NINJA-K #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by TREVOR HARISINE
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Ninjak Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
Brushed Metal Variant by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 15th