Ninjak #22

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Cafu Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Silent might!

Ninjak is on the hunt for the woman who took everything from him - the sadistic assassin known as Roku! When Roku's trail leads to a heavily-guarded citadel in the Nevada desert, silence is of the essence as Ninjak undertakes a dangerous stealth mission where even the faintest noise could mean execution! But even if Valiant's top super-spy can reach the woman once known as Angelina Alcott undetected, will he truly be able to face the former love of his life?

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Dec 10, 2016

    Ninjak #22 is about as perfect as a comic gets Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Robert Ramos Dec 7, 2016

    Admittingly, I have not kept up with Ninjak since his older self teamed up with Gilad in the previous arc. Something about an old Ninjak and a "future" story that has nothing to do with current Ninjak is just off-putting. That being said, I'm calling this a return to form and it couldn't have come a better time. That cliffhanger at the end left me in anticipation and I cannot wait for next month's issue. This is seriously a fantastic prelude to the new arc and I urge you to pick it up. Even if you're new to Ninjak, the excellent story telling and action will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 11, 2016

    The plotted issue by Kindt with Cafu on art is perfectly done. No dialogue is needed, as the sequential art displayed panel to panel is perfect in telling the story. This is one of the most unique and well done pieces of comic book art I have seen in quite some time, as it shows the strength of two great storytellers. Even if you havent been reading Ninjak, I recommend picking up this issue: its something you need to read to experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Dec 7, 2016

    Crawl Spaces Filled With Dead MonksA bloody ninja romp that's a bloody fun read from 2 of the best on the Valiant roster.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 7, 2016

    Trust Valiant to put out the one silent issue I actually enjoyed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Dec 5, 2016

    Ninjak #22 does not attempt to tackle geopolitical events or teach readers about philosophy; it is a visually stunning ass-kicking ninja bloodbath written in silence. It is a fast, and completely enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 7, 2016

    Are you excited to see the return of Master Darque? Because if you have followed enough Valiant stories up to this point then you know what happens when this villain is set loose. You expect nothing but the worst and that expectation is where Ninjak #22 leaves us as Roku kicks into gear with her own mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 7, 2016

    The pacing keeps you flipping pages quicker and quicker to get to the explosive point and that's the intent of it. There's a lot to like in digging into the individual panels to see how Cafu achieves what he does but it's something that a lot of casual readers won't do, instead likely griping a bit about how "light" the book is. I'm of a mixed mind on it because it does work and works well, but it left me wishing for just a bit more to latch onto for this arc and what's to come, particularly as a very casual Valiant reader with this as my only ongoing of theirs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 12, 2016

    The way Cafu and Arreola set the table is fun to watch, but Ninjak #22 is still a table setting issue and readers looking for a real sense of where the next arc is going should wait for the trade or until next month, when the Seven Blades come out proper. Read Full Review

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