Ninjak #16

Ninjak #16

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Diego Bernard Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"THE SIEGE OF KING'S CASTLE" spirals out of control!
Roku continues to tear down Ninjak's world brick by brick...and, now, the world's most dangerous MI-6 operative has just found himself disavowed, out in the cold, and on the run. With no allies left to turn to, can Colin King get his bearings before Roku takes everything - including his life?
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) pull back the layers of Roku's plan to destroy her bitterest enemy...and reveal a shocking secret at the heart of Ninjak's identity here as the walls fall around  "THE SIEGE OF KING'S CASTLE"!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 8, 2016

    I don't particularly like reviewing the end of an arc because the only purpose is the spoilers, so I'll likely skip the next issue for review. I would already recommend it based off of this issue of Ninjak,so keep that in mind as you read this week's issue. This is a good palate cleanser after reading so much from Marvel and DC lately; it's a nice reminder that there's a publisher that truly wants to deliver the best superhero comics they can and they are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 8, 2016

    Having only read Ninjak to review, Iam left wondering why this book isn't on my regular pull list.It features a strong story line, an engaging character and a well thought out “long game plan”.However, I think the story of a man without access to his usual means and accoutrements has allowed this story to work better than previous issues I have read. That said, I would be interested in finding out how this little mini saga ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 8, 2016

    Ninjak #16 is a solid issue that brings back some of the earlier boldness in the story arc by revealing more about Roku's identity and Ninjak's past. From the beginning of this issue with Ninjak re-examining Roku's possible motives to the end when Ninjak would have a revelation this issue is intense. At times Ninjak's hunt for leads feels similar to last issue, and that would be my only complaint about it. Considering how intriguing the story becomes I wish more was devoted to that. And more than ever, the Lost Files segment at the end of the issue feels like mandatory reading because it's just as entertaining as the rest. I started to feel that this story arc wouldn't be as bold as it seemed at the start but now I have renewed hope, and it feels good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 13, 2016

    As a Ninjak virgin, I was worried about jumping in headfirst, but I couldn't come up with any excuse to ignore it any longer.  I'm glad for that because this is just the sort of ultra-violent book I love and after a few pages, Matt Kindt had me up and running...for my life!  The story and great art by Diego Bernard had made an instant fan out of this guy. I'd say we can effectively check all the boxes necessary for Ninjak #16 to be declared Ninja-rific.   Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 8, 2016

    Ninjak #16 raises the stakes more than before and Colin finds out that revenge really can push someone to go as far as they did to ruin his life. The wait to get to this point could have got you for the knowledge of knowing Roku was behind this, though the execution of the reveal more than made up for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 8, 2016

    The Siege of King's Castle is moving along far better than I expected as stripped down lead character stories can be fairly predictable, especially for a character like Colin that largely survives on wits and intelligence more than anything else. The progress through this book is really well laid out and it has a great sense of execution that works in a way where it's exciting but doesn't feel rushed nor make you feel like you've read the book in five minutes. Kindt and Bernard are definitely hitting things really well here with what they're doing as it's all coming together far better than I expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Jun 6, 2016

    Ninjak #16 is part of a well conceived and executed story concept that is both entertaining and enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 7, 2016

    Overall, this is a solid issue of Ninjak. It's far from bad, but I can't help but feeling there's a little missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jun 8, 2016

    I enjoyed the issue, Ninjak is one of my favourite characters and this series has been excellent so far. Hopefully next issue finally gets around to the big fight and it seems we are going to get some answers to questions raised during the first story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 9, 2016

    Though Kindt is working on an epic scope on other titles, Ninjak #16 shows that his big stories aren't distracting him from his action-heavy tales of Valiant's resident super-spy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 9, 2016

    Ultimately, while not a bad issue, we've seen this team deliver better. Read Full Review

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