Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

So let it be written, so let it be done...

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt - or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future...

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY - New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine - reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 27, 2015

    You may have passed on this tie-in because you don't want to see some "The End" type story for your favorite character. You don't want to see their death knowing that the way comics work, the character will never really get to that point. But then again, they did get there. We just get to enjoy them for as long as possible, but make no mistake" this is the death of Ninjak" and it's fantastic. But maybe only if you're a Valiant/Ninjak fan. But then if you aren't, then why would you start reading here? Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 28, 2015

    SUMMARYThe Book of Death: Fall of Ninjak is an engrossing issue that sets the stage early on allowing the events that follow to remain clear and enjoyable. The way Ninjak's current condition and character development is displayed here fits the character perfectly, and this last mission is throughly entertaining. But what makes this issue top-notch is the way it touches on past events in a meaningful way while laying the groundwork for the known future in an intense way. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Aug 26, 2015

    A must-read for any Ninjak fan or anyone looking for a tale of true heroism. The character is at his most courageous, disciplined, admirable and dare I say likeable? Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 31, 2015

    Death is all the rage in comics, of course, and I'm not sure if the Book of Death series is just clever in capitalizing on the trend - or if they're just trying to tell some interesting stories. I'll go with "both," but the story makes the trendsetting worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Aug 26, 2015

    If youre reading any Valiant books, or have been curious, this is a great issue to check out. Even though its right in the middle of the Book of Death event, its got a lot for new readers to grab onto and dig deeper into Valiant. When all's said and done, its looking like Kindts body of work at Valiant may be the best the Publisher has ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Aug 24, 2015

    Thoughtfully developed, this book does for Ninjak what none of his other tales have yet done for him: made him completely admirable and likeable. This story is a must-read, especially for fans of the larger Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 25, 2015

    You don't need to read this comic book in order to follow along with the mainBook Of Deathstory arc, but by skipping this comic you'll miss out on a great standalone story that takes place far intoNinjak‘s future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Julestrue Aug 31, 2015

    This is a stellar issue. Valiant of course delivers in the art department every time. Kindt has really found a voice in Ninjak. I've become really impressed with everything he's accomplished at Valiant. I know I don't normally review the Valiant stuff, mostly handled by my fellow Geeker Henry. Sorry Henry I jumped at the chance to review a title I have also been really enjoying. I can't praise the Valiant line more than Henry but I can chime in and agree they are making some serious moves over there. If you haven't checked any of it out, do yourself a favor and do! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Aug 25, 2015

    If there's any takeaway from Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine's Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1, it's that Valiant's resident super-spy is destined to go out like a champ. New readers are likely to be lost, but they'll still manage to pick up the basic plot beats. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 26, 2015

    "Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak" #1 works nicely as a preview of things that might come to pass in the Valiant Universe, but -- as a supposed final fate for Ninjak -- it falls just a little bit short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Aug 29, 2015

    These FALL OF" books remind me of DC's recent FUTURE'S END event and tie-ins. They show a future that has greatly changed the main character and reference multiple events that the reader has not seen in order to heighten this future continuity. I think, however, that Valiant has been able to do a much more interesting job and keep my attention better than most of DC's titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 27, 2015

    Much like Bloodshot's recent fade to black, Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak is a book that never quite consummates on its intended promise. Matt Kindt gives Colin King's exit plenty of interesting moments, from robot vs ninja battles to plummeting space real estate, but the overarching sum of these moments fail to fully capture. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 25, 2015

    Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak certainly is an end for Valiant's gentleman ninja, but it's the case of a great character stuck in a poorly told story. "The elderly monk of ultimate enlightenment" is a great look for Colin King, but it isn't utilised to its fullest here. Visually, this is a solid title, but Hairsine, Winn and Passalaqua's work can't quite save Kindt's script. This isn't a worthy death for Colin King, but it is a good-looking one. Read Full Review

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