Retailer Advisory: NINJA-K #1 – Valiant’s Sold-Out Super-Spy Thriller Returns with Second Printing on January 3rd!
Valiant is proud to announce that NINJA-K #1 – the 48-PAGE FIRST ISSUE of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with the NINJA-K #1 SECOND PRINTING on January 3rd!
In the footsteps of fellow best-selling series like X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, and BLOODSHOT SALVATION, Valiant’s ICONS initiative continues this winter as Gage and Giorello dive deep into the classified history of the black-budget spy network that trained Colin King and his predecessors…and launch Ninjak on a manhunt through a cold, calculating world of espionage and international intrigue in search of a killer targeting all ninja agents – past and present!
For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globe-trotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of Armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn. But now…an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.
On January 3rd, start at the beginning to experience the full intensity of the espionage-laden, super-spy thriller that has fans and critics riveted:
“[A] tour-de-force adventure. Spies, ninjas, assassins, intrigue, corruption, action, and mystery all rolled into one. There’s never been a better time to be a Valiant Comics fan… A cinematic blockbuster you can hold in your hands.” – Spartantown
“✮✮✮✮✮… Absolutely magnificent… Gage and Giorello are a masterful team, and their rendition of Valiant’s master spy has started strong.” – AiPT!
“✮✮✮✮✮… NINJA-K is remarkable; a triumph that takes the industry standard to a whole new level.” – The Brazen Bull
“✮✮✮✮✮… Fantastic…[and] beautifully written… Make a point to pick up [NINJA-K], it’s not one to be missed!” – PopCultHQ
“✮✮✮✮✮… A+ for [NINJA-K]… A carefully written book…[and] a pleasure to read…” – Comics: The Gathering
“✮✮✮✮… Valiant’s hot streak in 2017 continues… A great jumping-in point for new readers.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮½… It’s gorgeous. It’s dynamic. It’s a perfect example of why you need to be paying attention to Valiant.”– Graphic Policy
“✮✮✮✮… [NINJA-k] brings a sense of history and weight to the Ninjak mythos… A no-holds-barred thriller.” – Newsarama
On January 3rd, the stakes have never been higher as Colin King dives swords-first into the mystery at the heart of MI-6’s dark legacy when the winter’s sold-out action extravaganza returns to comic shops everywhere in the NINJA-K #1 SECOND PRINTING!
Plus: On December 20th, high-octane storytellers Christos Gage and Tomás Giorello charge forward as Colin King faces an enemy that threatens to topple the most elite branch of Britain’s secret service in NINJA-K #2 – featuring the beginning of an all-new back-up feature by Gage and veteran artist Ariel Olivetti (Punisher War Journal) revealing the top-secret origin of NINJA-A, the operative that birthed the “Ninja Programme” amidst the raging fires of the First World War’s Western Front!
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NINJA-K #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT178579)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 3RD (FOC – 12/11/2017)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with ROBERTO DE LA TORRE and ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover A by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT171919)
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA (OCT171920)
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT (OCT171922)
Ninjak Icon Variant by BEN TEMPLESMITH (OCT171923)
Blank Cover Also Available ( OCT171921)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 20th (FOC – 11/27/2017)