Ninjak #6

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Raul Allen, Stephen Segovia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "THE SHADOW WARS" START NOW! WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN? That's the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As the mysterious new enemies make their move, he's on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met - and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continue...and Matt Kindt, Raul Allen, and Stephen Segovia begin a pivotal new chapter of the year's smash-hit new series!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Aug 26, 2015

    Some of the best Ninjak characterization yet combined with a tight new narrative direction and clean, captivating art. The Lost Files back-up story featuring the first meeting between Colin and his handler Nelville Alcott is also a cleverly crafted tale with plenty of the story evoked solely through Butch Guice's striking visuals. It's all good, baby. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Aug 26, 2015

    Valiant continue to produce some of the best comics out there, with Ninjak continuing to rank amongst these. Having a sleek, engaging atmosphere, this latest arc kicks off in tremendous fashion, with our spy/ninja getting pushed to the limit in ways that will leave you amazed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Aug 29, 2015

    Kindt has managed to take the most complimentary elements of Batman and James Bond and form something exciting and new in a similar tradition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Aug 25, 2015

    Raul Allen takes over this arc, bringing to Ninjak an art aesthetic that adapts to the book's wide range of settings with ease. Office settings have a mundane quality, whereas covert and action-oriented scenes evoke tension and excitement. The back-up story, with art by Butch Guice, remains a solid insight into King's development into Ninjak. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 27, 2015

    Frustrated as I may be about the quick pace and and the lack of weight given to the villain to make him engaging, Ninjak once again has a really good issue. With this and the backup feature exploring his first encounter with the undead monk we get more background that helps to establish that storyline so that when it becomes center focus it'll have what it needs to feel important. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 26, 2015

    We have a change in the art team going into this story arc for Ninjak. It was odd at first if not only for the fact that you flip open that first page and almost think you might be reading Dead Drop. This is a different art team from that series, but the style is familiar in both detail and color scheme using reds and blues. Not a bad thing at all either because while Clay Mann's style was beautiful, like stated before these last few changes have been for the better as they fit the kind of story told. Especially one where Colin is out in the cold. That is again why the color choice works for this issue as well. Who knows if things will change as the story progresses, though right now there is an appreciation for the fact that the art and the story match in tone perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Aug 27, 2015

    Ninjak remains all sorts of bananas; a book as confident as its protagonist that deftly juggles the ridiculous until it's indecipherable from the insightful and delicate character work. Ral Alln steals the show here and allows the story to flow with a quiet aplomb that is remarkably refreshing. It feels like the story is once again moving towards something, a unified vision that combines the slivers of Colin's past and present into a faceted whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 26, 2015

    If you haven't tried Ninjak then you should. Maybe I've sold you on it with this review and maybe I haven't. Maybe I need to go to social media and explain in 600 words why I like the book and what makes it so good, but maybe you'll pick it up for yourself and see that the story is wonderfully written and plotted by Matt Kindt and that he works seamlessly with any art team assigned the book to make it a well put together package. It's a comic that feels a bit like a creator owned series and that's a damn good thing if you ask me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 26, 2015

    Ninjak #6 is a complete tonal reversal of the previous issues. Whereas Clay Mann brought classic superhero aesthetics to the main story and Butch Guice injected a darker tone into the back-up strip, now Raul Allen dominates the issue with a more subdued take whilst Stephen Segovia brings the muscle in the back-up story. Matt Kindt's solid and bombastic storytelling continues uninterrupted, taking cues from the strengths and weaknesses of his new creative team and tweaking the script appropriately. Ninjak continues to be one of Valiant's strongest properties, even if he's a little less handsome and a little more sneaky under Raul Allen's hand. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 24, 2015

    Overall, this is a solid issue. It's not a great jumping on point for the series, but it is a very good one, and if you're at all curious aboutValiant‘s purple clad ninja, then this is a decent place to start reading the monthly series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 29, 2015

    Ninjak is making some noticeable improvements in its second story arc, and I'm definitely still on board. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Steve Spicer Aug 25, 2015

    Excellent art from Raul Allen, Matt Kindt's writing seems a little distracted. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - BunchOfSteve Aug 25, 2015

    Excellent art from Raul Allen, Matt Kindt's writing seems a little distracted. Read Full Review

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