Ninjak #8

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Stephen Segovia, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

THE SHADOW WARS - PART 3! Ninjak face-to-face with the terrifying threat of...FITZY!

Ninjak goes toe-to-toe with the brains of the Shadow Seven operation: the deadly and very intelligent Fitzy. But as Colin King discovers he has much more in common with this group of thieves and murderers than he'd like, will he be able to hold onto his honor...and his sanity?

Meanwhile, MI-6 makes their boldest move yet as Stephen Segovia (Convergence) joins Matt Kindt (RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for the next blood-stained chapter of THE SHADOW WARS!

  • 9.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Oct 13, 2015

    Ninjak # 8 continues to build upon not only the Shadow Wars, but our lead and the Valiant Universe in general. The issue presents us with a debut of a strong new character that could be a real player in the Valiant Universe while advancing the main storyline. The spotlight on Fitzy might seem a bit heavy this issue, but it is balanced out by flashbacks and the back up story. It really allows readers to get to know more of our hero as well. The art is simply stunning with strong, detailed panel work and vivid color. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Oct 13, 2015

    With each passing issue, Matt Kindt's Ninjak only gets stronger. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 14, 2015

    Ninjak #8 is not what you expect at all t first glance and for that reason one of the more favorable of the series so far. An issue that shakes things up from what before was the normal formula. And adds a little urgency to the situation knowing MI:6 is not very patient with Colin's methods right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 14, 2015

    Ninjak #8 is an engrossing issue due to its character development and expansion of the world and influence of the Undead Monk. Fitz is an interesting character although the end result with his situation isn't nearly as intriguing as he is. And the second story chronicling Ninjak's journey and training with the Undead Monk is gripping and intense. So even though Weaponeer as a whole doesn't come off as a more intimidating organization, Ninjak's world is such an entertaining one that Weaponeer seems like a small part of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 14, 2015

    Ninjak's focus on Fitz's story works well enough and is made more interesting than it might normally be thanks to Segovia's artwork and layouts. We get a good trip around the world, meet some interesting characters and end up at the undead monk all over again. I also really enjoyed the backup story, what little real story there is to it, as it shows us some of Colin's training there with the things he had to survive and surmount. While the story is obvious and kept simple, it's Juan Jose Ryp's artwork that just elevates it with a great kind of grittiness that makes it feel very earthy and raw as it should. Ninjak has a damn good installment here, but it's one that feels like it should have been spread over two or three issues with more meat given to it and a chance to breath more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Oct 17, 2015

    Overall, another solid piece of the Shadow Wars arc and an exciting piece of Ninjak's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 15, 2015

    If you're not reading Ninjak, then I doubt I'll have convinced you at this point to check it out. Which is a shame since I don't read too many superhero books and this is one of the best out there, period. But if you're looking for a fresh superhero book that puts all other "spy books" to shame then you need look no further than Valiant's Ninjak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Oct 18, 2015

    Ninjak #8is another solid comic from one of the best publishers around right now.If do want to start readingaboutValiant‘s purple clad ninja, then this may not be the best comic to start with – it is in the middle of a story, and while you can certainly pick issue #8 up and enjoy it as the first comic you read in the arc, you may want to start with issue #6, as you may pick up some details about The Shadow Wars during the last two issues that'll allow yo to enjoy the later issues a bit more. Either way, thestory arc is worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Oct 14, 2015

    Tales of the lost and of those searching for who they are even as they run away from it coupled with bombast and swagger, Ninjak remains both as cool and as deceptively intricate as ever. This issue suffers from a poor artistic pairing, as each of those creators are unquestionably talented, but simply couldnt quite get on the same page here. It holds Ninjak #8 from being truly great, but be assured that the clever mix of horror, science fiction, and espionage is well worth your time as we dig ever deeper into the psyche of that hurt little British boy who grew up to be the foremost ninja assassin who takes out guys with chimpanzee butlers. Getting to write sentences like that is worth the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

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