Ninjak #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clay Mann, Butch Guice Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Ninjak's to-do-list for May:
1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don't get killed. (Repeat as necessary)

Your to-do-list for May:
1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 20, 2015

    Ninjak is probably one of the most straight up superhero books produced by Valiant. The quality of the publishers work is outstanding, with books that features strong characters coupled with strong creators. Together, they create strong books, which at times can present a different type of comic book universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez May 18, 2015

    Ninjak continues to be a masterpiece for Valiant. The art is superb. The writing is just exquisite. The stories continue to be captivating, full of action and character. This issue continues a great opening salvo for Ninjak. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2015

    Ninjak #3 delivers on the kind of excitement you'd expect when Ninjak is given a challenge. Impressive action scenes, stunning colors, character structure and more, you don't find many this appealing to the eyes. How this issue ends certainly will leave you wondering what more he has under his sleeve when his pocket full of tricks seem infinite. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 21, 2015

    Light on dialogue but strong on showcasing the character that is Colin/Ninjak, this installment of the series provides a big action component in the main feature and it's very compelling and fun to read, both on the first and second runs of it because there's so many little details you miss the first time around by being caught up in the flow of it. The story does put Colin in a difficult spot at the end, but that's what cliffhangers are for and they're fun in the context of his series because now you have to wonder how he's going to get out of it. The main feature is working surprisingly well for me and I continue to hope it's kept as its own book for the most part because it excels there. Couple all of this with the backup story that adds more to our knowledge of who Colin is and the book is just full of very enjoyable material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen May 27, 2015

    There is a rhythm and cadence to the reading experience as the events on the page unfold seemingly in real time, which only serves to ratchet up the tension with each turn of the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG May 26, 2015

    Overall this issue offers you plenty of action, and whether you're a fan of James Bond or like the seventies style adventures of Harry Palmer, you'll find something here you'll like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 21, 2015

    With its 3 storylines, all focusing on a well-rounded character, Ninjak is managing to define its protagonist while exploring many different ways to write him. Kindt’s love for the character translates so well onto the page and that’s what makes this series a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield May 18, 2015

    With an eye towards the finer nuances of proper ninja-ing this issue, some of the denser storytelling techniques took a bit of a back seat, but calling it mindless would be a huge mistake. Is it stylish? Well, of course; one cant be a proper super spy without the proper dosage of freshness. Whether its the clever use of the opening page utilizing weapons descriptions to examine Ninjaks character traits, or the thematic ties between interwoven narratives of different time periods, Ninjak is far more than it appears. What else could you expect from the sleekest of ninja spies? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 21, 2015

    While it's fun to see Ninjak face all manner of adversity (from razor-haired assassins to anti-smoking PSA security guards), there's never really the sense that he's in any actual danger. If his suit doesn't have the answer to his current predicament, Kindt's narration does, his Ninjak monologuing and forward thinking even as he falls out a 50th story window. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk May 21, 2015

    Ninjak #3 is a good issue, and even though the main story isn't that interesting its made up for by the quality of the art and that of the various flashbacks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira May 18, 2015

    After three issues, Ninjak is making a serious case of reclaiming its position as one of the more exciting comic book series around. Let's see if the consistency can continue for a prolonged period. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby May 19, 2015

    With Ninjak #3, Kindt and Guice's back-up story threatens to upstage the main feature, mostly due to the fact that a flawed Ninjak is more interesting to read about that an impossibly perfect one. Clay Mann's artwork is as gorgeous as ever, and Kindt's slow reveal of Colin King's difficult childhood is becoming more intriguing with each new issue. As a blockbuster-style spy comic, and if you can forgive its occasional groanworthy moments, Ninjak #3 performs admirably. Don't expect anything more than that, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott May 20, 2015

    Overall, Ninjak continues a stretch of good, character-focused Valiant titles out of the aftermath of The Valiant, right alongside Bloodshot: Reborn and Divinity. I'm still intrigued by each issue of the series, and I enjoy its tight action sequences. I just sometimes wish there was a little more to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 23, 2015

    Ninjak #3 is just Ninjak using his gear, while simultaneously telling the reader how he's using his gear. Read Full Review

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