Ninjak #13

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
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SHADOWMAN VS. NINJAK! Who will live...and what will be left of them?

As Ninjak and Punk Mambo uncover the truth about the land of the dead, Shadowman makes his final move to finally wrest control of the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Mar 10, 2016

    Ninjak #13is the very best of theOperation Deadside story arc.Shadowmanfans will likely become quite excited as events unfold and the future implications they hold. The role (and abilities) ofPunk Mambowithin the Valiant Universe and also theShadowmanmythos is certainly one that should not be missed. This issue will make you believe in magic. Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Mar 8, 2016

    Ninjak #13 brings “Operation Deadside” to a sensational conclusion, with the smart storytelling and exhilarating action surely keeping readers hooked. Add into this an engaging addition to the Shadowman/Magpie development and I'm sure this arc will go down as a must have for Valiant fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 9, 2016

    The end that came with Ninjak #13 made this a memorable arc for the series. Throwing Colin out of his comfort zone, and tossing him in with the likes of someone who matches his mouthy nature and attitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 9, 2016

    The conclusion of the Deadside arc fits well as four issues certainly gives it time to breathe and be explored while not coming across as rushed. The material itself just didn't connect for me as it has a Bond/Moonraker kind of aspect for me as it's not an area where Colin feels like he belongs. The book looks to be getting back to more engaging material for me with a new four-issue arc with Roku next time, something that I was definitely looking forward to seeing come to fruition. I continue to enjoy the book overall as the opening arc was definitely strong. The Deadside material just didn't connect for me, as well put together as it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Mar 10, 2016

    “Operation: Deadside” was a welcome break from the overarchingNinjaknarrative. Like the titular character, Kindt, Braithwaite, and Reber set out on a mission to make Shadowman a viable character in the Valiant Universe once more, and they succeed. Where they leave Jack Boniface at the end of the issue is rather somber, but it positions him to be better integrated and utilized in this shared universe than his previous, isolated state. It is also great to see Ninjak overcome his limitations within the Deadside to eek out a victory.Ninjak #13,and “Operation: Deadside” as a whole, is an easy recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Mar 8, 2016

    Which brings us to a close; Ninjak #13 isn't a bad comic, but as a concluding part in Operation: Deadside it's nowhere near the quality of the first, second or third parts of the story, which is a genuine shame. Still, this is worth a read if you've already bought the past few issues, because there is a potential for a sequel to this arc down the road which will hopefully be able to maintain a consistent quality throughout the arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 10, 2016

    While an interesting aside that served to further open the Valiant Universe to a more supernatural focus, Ninjak's own inclusion to this Deadside arc often felt secondary to the widening scope. Despite that, issue #13 is a solid wrap up, littered with a welcome mix of metaphysical melees and spy caper action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 8, 2016

    And so reality is safe once again and Colin King has earned some long overdue vacation time, but how long can it really last for Ninjak? While this finale moves fast and furious, I still found myself quite entertained by the issue's mix of paramilitary action and Dr. Strange-like mysticism. Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber, along with the backup story drawn by Juan Jose Ryp and colored by Ulises Arreola have cornered their odd little slice of the Valiant universe and seem to be having an absolute blast bringing us into this crazy world. Reality may be safe for now, but I'm sure it won't be long before we see Colin King taking up his sword once more and delivering more crazy spy ninja action with aplomb. Read Full Review

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