Ninja-K #4

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Juan Jose Ryp, Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6's covert "Ninja Programme" has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As financial instability grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6's newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long...but just how and why are NINJA-G's missions still impacting Ninjak's deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Prog more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Feb 21, 2018

    NINJA-K #4 is bloody good. Its strong story development and gripping art raise the bar for action/suspense books " as well as readers' heartrates. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Feb 14, 2018

    The world of Ninjak has never been deeper or more entertaining, and no Valiant fan should miss out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 14, 2018

    What's great about this new series is that if you're just coming into the Ninjak world, it's intriguing, full of mystery, spies, and action. It's enjoyable just for what is happening without knowing all that came before. If you did read all the previous Ninjak stories, then there are extra layers of story that are paying off. It's the type of pay off that most companies reserve for big events, but with Valiant, it seems to be for the betterment of the character and stories to come. It's a vision of the future that I'm sure more fans would appreciate in their superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - John Hooser Feb 27, 2018

    Another strong issue in a strong series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Feb 21, 2018

    Full disclosure: I have been waiting for this issue. Who wouldn't want to see a black ninja from the 70's kick butt and take names? The issue did not disappoint, and I it is a firm reminder that this creative team is creating something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 15, 2018

    Ninja-K #4 is, to borrow a sports analogy, a solid scoring triple. A few seconds from a home run, but damn close (I don't do sports much " was that right?) Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Feb 16, 2018

    As much as I enjoyed this issue, I liked the ending of the backup story even more. The way this book made me feel when I was done"priceless. Make sure you pick up Ninja-K #4 and check this out you'll thank me for it. The flashbacks in this series will make you feel like the owner of a time machine packing throwing stars and a katana. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Feb 13, 2018

    Overall this is a book that is definitive buy. Valiant has made gold again with NINJA-K #4. There aren't too many comics like this on the shelves, if any If I'm being honest. It's a nice self contained story, but also give you something to gnaw on in case you want to continue in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 21, 2018

    Ninja-K #4 provides another entertaining installment to the series, fleshing out the world and introducing a pair of great characters. K himself is given more depth, and the artwork is solid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 19, 2018

    'Ninja-K' introduces us to one of the Programme's most gifted ninjas and what I wouldn't give to see her in her heyday as MI6's first woman agent. Her origin story might sound familiar but Gage paints a picture of G as one of the deadliest and most formidable ninjas to ever face the Soviets and I want to see more. It's an excellent tease in a self-contained issue that's sprinkled with some bloody testicle rupturing action. You don't want to miss this issue.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Liam Nolan Feb 13, 2018

    Ninja-K #4 is still a great comic, but it's starting to fall into a rut with regards to its storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Talk Podcasts - Brett Monro Feb 14, 2018

    When I went in to read this comic, I certainly wasnt expecting the story I got, and in this case, that is probably a good thing. I really enjoyed the way the characters story was told, and how it related to Ninjak. And even more, I liked the fact that you could easily read this without being up to date on the Ninjak continuity. At the end of the comic you had not only read a really interesting story, but you had the cliffhanger ending that sets up the desire to read the next issue perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 15, 2018

    Despite its flaws, this issue makes me want a dedicated Ninja-G spinoff, so it clearly accomplished what it set out to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Feb 17, 2018

    This was a pretty good issue, it was packed with drama, action, blood and gore, clever dialogue, and some nice ideas. It kept things neat and tidy for new readers and allowed them a hook by which to enter the title. The art was good, if not dazzling but there were some pleasing panels along the way. Worth a go, and a nice way to slip into Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Feb 19, 2018

    "Ninja-K' exploration of the systems of control, lives, and history of the Ninja Programme, continues to be an effective mirror to reflect back on Collin King as he deals with his current crisis. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - PorkChop Edwards Feb 25, 2018

    Strong storytelling with a somewhat weak storyline, and illustrations that brings it all to life, Ninja-K #4 makes it easy to tell what has happened in previous issues leading up to this point. If youre looking for something easy to catch up on or start, it may be worth picking up. If youre looking for an engrossing story to hold your attention, this one may not be for you. Read Full Review

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