Ninjak #11

Ninjak #11

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"OPERATION: DEADSIDE" - PART 2! THE RETURN OF SHADOWMAN!

Stranded in a parallel dimension with no hope of rescue, MI-6's own Ninjak and Punk Mambo are about to make a startling discovery...the truth about the broken hero called Shadowman!

What happened to Shadowman, the fallen hero of the Valiant Universe? And is he responsible for the strategic attacks that have laid siege to Ninjak's homeland?

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jan 15, 2016

    With a title plot and some beautiful visuals, Ninjak # 11 presents us a great issue full of back stories, powerful lore and instensely entertaining characterization. We get more of the world of the Deadside while Ninjak proves himself the capable and powerful lead. The pacing of both stories are perfect. Braithwaite, Reber, Ryp and Arreola do some brilliant art work, really fleshing out our characters and the Deadside. With hints of the future and explanations of the past given, Kindt truly makes the issue reads easily, but feel weightly. Ninjak # 11 proves that there is nothing wrong about evolving or feeling vulnerable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Jan 10, 2016

    As expected from the highly talented creative team, this is another solid issue that builds very successfully off the ground work laid in the last issue, and gives us some jaw dropping sequences.For a story arc that I wasn't too thrilled about when I first read the synopsis before last issue hit, I'm beyond happy at how this is taking shape. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 12, 2016

    Ninjak #11 is visually stunning, with some great writing that builds upon the characters while also providing key information about the world of the Deadside. There were some very minor issues with the dialogue and the art, but for the most part this book was excellent. It is really laying the groundwork for new adventures in the magical realm of the Deadside while narrowing in on Punk Mambo's and Ninjak's mission to recover Fakir. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 13, 2016

    Ninjak #11 answered many questions we had about this story arc, and for only being on part 2 that shows a sense of pacing. This goes for their sense of urgency as well because this is still a spy game that they are playing at even though the field is not one-hundred percent suited for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eric Ogar Baumgard Jan 12, 2016

    Ninjak is, to my knowledge, the only Valiant book offering its readers 30 pages every month, but it still sits at the same $3.99 price point, ensuring readers always get their money's worth with this title. Add to that extra space the quality of storytelling in these pages, and you get a book easily worth adding to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Martin Ferretti Jan 12, 2016

    All in all, Ninjak #11 is a terrific issue that manages to elevate not just this series to a whole new level, but an often overlooked side of the universe. Fans have been clamoring for more of the magical side of Valiant ever since the first Death Defying Doctor Mirage miniseries, and this is an issue that truly delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 13, 2016

    Roberto De La Torre's artwork is unlike anything in mainstream comics today. It is equallyraw and refined. Thecoloring by David Baron shares in that spirit, being simultaneously haphazard, yet purposeful. The result is a visually stunning and engaging experience that reflects the narrative writerJen Van Meter has laid out. Within the space of one issue, there is politicking, spell casting, murder, business negotiations, and punching ghosts right in the face. That Van Meter is able to thread the needle and tie these multiple narrative elements in a compelling narrative is nothing short of fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 14, 2016

    Ninjak works to get the pair back to where they need to be and they do it in a way that works within the context of the locale. The idea of a creature being dormant for aeons only to stir just as Colin ends up there? Yeah. Kindt is likely enjoying this arc and being able to stretch in different directions with it and I'm enjoying it on a really, really, basic kind of level, but mostly it just makes me want to get back to where we were with far more interesting and compatible material. Braithwaite really gets to have a lot of fun here in the designs with the creatures and opponents, but the layouts are fairly standard overall and I didn't much care for the way the whole sword reveal came across visually. It's not bad but it just didn't click for me. As much fun as the arc is, I can't wait for it to be over. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2016

    Using a grounded character like Ninjak to jumpstart the supernatural side of the Valiant Universe may seem like an odd stretch, but if Matt Kindt has proven anything throughout these first 11 issues it's that Ninjak works pretty much anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 13, 2016

    The question becomes, do I skip the rest of the arc knowing that it's already done and written and the likelihood that it will change slim to none? I could just struggle through and hope for the best, but I tried that on Unity when I didn't care for the arc and it bit me in the ass. I might check in at the end of the arc, but I think this storyline of Ninjak is unfortunately trying to build the Valiant Universe more than it's trying to build Ninjak's character and so I'm not very interested. Shadowman and his nook of the universe continue to be the only failure of the new Valiant Universe and not even Ninjak can save it. Read Full Review

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