Ninjak #9

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clay Mann, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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A duel to the death with The Shadow Seven!

As Ninjak goes head-to-head with Fakir of the Shadow Seven, devastating secrets of his past stand revealed that will change his life forever! Plus: Roku makes her move... and an atom bomb goes missing.

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Nov 4, 2015

    Ninjak #9 gave us a thrilling conclusion to The Shadow Wars, and I can only hope that the next arc brings us something equally as enticing. So be sure to pick this up from your local comic book store this week, as it's a must have for Valiant fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Aubrey Douglas Nov 18, 2015

    If you haven't been following this story arc, you may be a little lost at first. That is no reason to pass this up though. The artwork and writing capture your imagination, and by the end of this book you can infer much of what is going on in this world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 4, 2015

    Getting back to the question posed above about Neville and the mystery of though memories missing from him. The story at the end, the Lost Files has been a great addition to the end of each issue, especially the end in how all has been answered to bring this mission full circle. If anyone questioned the motivation for taking down the Shadow Seven, all they had to do was pay attention to the details in this short story. Everything matters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Nov 3, 2015

    The journey that Kindt and his art team has crafted culminates asNinjak #9provides a satisfying conclusion to “The Shadow Wars,” as well as the overarching plot threads and themes that have been laid out over the course of the series as a whole. The one-two punch of Mann and Ryp provides a cinematic, immersive experience that few titles, especially at the Big Two, fail to match. Ninjak #9is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 2, 2015

    I don't want to spoil anything about this comic, but there are some great… look, Ireally don't want to spoil anything here, so I'm not saying anything about it. Whether you read the trade or the individual issues – and honestly I'd recommend the issues myself, as that way you get to read the comics as they were originally printed – this was one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Nov 12, 2015

    Ninjak #9 gives us a grand finale to the Shadow Wars storyline. Ninjak's matches culminated well in this finale which gave a lot of depth to the character, his history and his importance and connection to the Valiant Universe. While lore and development was built upon, the finale seemed just a bit too quick there in the final battle. Otherwise, this was a strong follow up to the opening storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Nov 3, 2015

    Ninjak #9 is a fun, action-filled, satisfying conclusion to "The Shadow Wars" arc that atones for the previous two issues that failed to hit the mark. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Nov 5, 2015

    Ninjak #9 shows why Matt Kindt is one of the top talents in the comic world right now. It has great characterization and a tightly written script that connects everything together. The art is good, minus a few issues with the main combat sequence. This issue demands that you continue to follow Ninjak. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 5, 2015

    Ninjak brings a lot to a close here and while I'm frustrated with it on some level I'm also pretty pleased by it. The series has covered a lot of ground in these nine issues and accomplished a lot to really make it clear why Colin is as good as he is and gave him some solid opponents to deal with that has some meaning. It could have been a lot more and I could easily envision a few years worth of stories working through all of this, though some of that is looking ait through a manga-style lens. After dabbling lightly with other Valiant books in the past, Ninjak is the first one that really became a must-read book for me to see if it's able to really step it up. It's definitely done so overall and has me looking forward to seeing what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 5, 2015

    Ninjak #9is a decent issue due mainly to Ninjak's connection to the Undead Monk and his quest for revenge for the death of his former handler. The main fight against Fakir is entertaining but the fact that the nuclear bombis out in the open from the beginning takes away any suspense and reduces the intensity. And the explanation of the Undead Monk is wrapped up quickly. However, this issue completes a fascinating look at Ninjak's backstory, and as a result the future looks insanely interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Nov 5, 2015

    Endearingly brazen, far more clever than it has any right to be, and satisfyingly dynamic, Ninjak #9 is an emotionally-driven explosion of an endcap. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 4, 2015

    Overall, this is a solid ending to the story arc. The handful of reveals are very interesting and I can't wait to see where the story goes from here and what else we'll learn about Ninjak and his jacked up family. If you've been holding out on this series, but were a fan of Kindt's Mind MGMT, then check out Ninjak. I'm not lying when I say that he's structuring this story a lot like MM. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Nov 6, 2015

    NINJAK #9 is a solid conclusion to "The Shadow Wars." It introduces and clarifies elements about Ninjak's past, elaborates on the Shadow Seven, and uses flashbacks creatively to delve into an otherwise quite enigmatic character. Unfortunately, the heavy use of flashbacks, both in the main story and backup, leave some action to be desired in Ninjak's fight against Fakir. Read Full Review

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