The most daring Ninjak epic of all time is about to begin as Master Darque goes head to head with Valiant’s most feared super-spy!
As revealed today at Newsarama, Valiant is proud to announce “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE,” beginning in January’s NINJAK #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of a blistering ALL-NEW ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for MI-6’s deadliest covert operative! This winter, join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) for a searing, four-part descent into darkness that will set Ninjak on an irreversible collision course with Master Darque – the secret master of his deadliest foes, the Shadow Seven, and the Valiant Universe’s most dreaded force of evil incarnate!
Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…
“I’m incredibly excited about the revelations we have in store for THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE. This is a story we’ve been building towards right from Ninjak’s first issue,” said Valiant Editor in Chief Warren Simons. “From the truth of Ninjak’s training and origin to the final revelation about the Shadow Seven’s secret final members, Matt and Marc are about to unleash some major, game-changing ramifications that are going to leave jaws dropped.”
It’s all led to this! On January 11th, be there as Matt Kindt and Marc Laming present a death-defying jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award-nominated series forever shattered when “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes in NINJAK #23! Featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Felipe Massafera (Shaper), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), Bilquis Evely (Wonder Woman), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), the countdown to the biggest Ninjak tale ever attempted starts here in 2017!
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NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH