Ninja-K #9

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The super team vs. super team smackdown you've been waiting for!

It all comes down to this! Ninjak - plus his black-ops backup squad of Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR - have been sent into Mexico City to destroy an indestructible target! But their quarry - The Jonin, the Ninja Programme's seemingly ageless former sensei - has assembled his own strike force of improbable powers to meet them head on! Now, the biggest hero-versus-villain showdown of 2018 is about to reach a fever pitch in the stunning finale to "THE COALITION" from renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix's Daredevil) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp more

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Jul 18, 2018

    I have no complaints about this book at all. It is fun and action packed. It delivers! Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Jul 17, 2018

    It's an all-out brawl to the death here. Every instance of sabotage and adventure leads to fights like these. The kind that carry over from one issue into another. And the outcome will not surprise readers, but will certainly give a shock of what direction the overall story is heading. Highly recommended and encouraged to be read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Jul 20, 2018

    This is a book that everyone should be buying and reading. Without a doubt, this is the BEST book that Valiant is currently putting out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 18, 2018

    Christos Gageclearly wanted to let the artists shine, and in doing that they pull a comic that suffers in the plot department into must buy territory; Gage's plot could easily be simplified down into a single line (but then if you can breakLord Of The Ringsdown to "people walk a long way to return stolen property" you can break everything down quite a bit, so this is a meaningless criticism, and I am aware of that). But it's a single line that brings back one of my favourite Valiant characters, sets up an interesting new faction in the Valiant Universe and leaves our hero surprisingly vulnerable while providing some freaking amazing visual set pieces. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 23, 2018

    The last half of the issue struggles a bit to deal with what happens in the first half, but overall it's a solid issue and sets up the coming devastation that is the Harbinger Wars II. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jul 18, 2018

    The Livewire Ninjak relationship continues to be the book's foundation though, which is even more impressive considering the small amount of page real estate it encompasses. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    On Comics Ground - Jordan Boggs Jul 18, 2018

    On paper the teams involved make this feel like it should have been an epic cross-over. This includes leaving out the major character return, but it's brief nature can't give it the scope it deserves. Again, given the cast, this should have been as big, if not bigger than HW2. It's not and the only hope I have for this arc is that given the ending, this story may not be done yet, just put on the back burners as we go back into the Ninja program and deal with Ninja-H. The series until this arc has been absolutely stellar and I hope it gets back to that. Read Full Review

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