2017’s Explosive New Series Adds All-New Origin Issue from Christos Gage & Juan Jose Ryp – Featuring the Debut of NINJA-G!
Originally solicited with four specially expanded, 40-page issues, Valiant can now reveal that NINJA-K #1-5 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE has grown to include a previously unannounced fifth issue, February’s NINJA-K #4, that will include the origin and first appearance of Colin King’s lethal predecessor in the Ninja Programme – NINJA-G – as told by red-hot writer Christos Gage (Amazing Spider-Man) and blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)!
At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6’s covert Ninja Programme has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As a financial crisis grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6’s newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of the double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long…but just how and why are NINJA-G’s missions still impacting Ninjak’s deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Programme’s last surviving members – before Colin King is scratched off the list once and for all?
Available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the first five issues of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and Valiant superstar Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the NINJA-K #1-5 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE kicks off with a jam-packed 48-page debut and exclusive covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tonci Zonjic (Who is Jake Ellis?, Immortal Iron Fist) on each issue – all specifically reserved for fans who pre-order with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of September 28th, 2017!
Packed with the same trade paperback-style extras and bonus content – including creator commentary, behind– the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – this pre-order edition will not be offered past the initial order date of September 28th, 2017!
Released monthly from November 2017 through March 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind–the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus an exclusive cover by renowned artist Tonci Zonjic that can’t be found anywhere else!
It all starts here on November 15th as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and Valiant’s latest superstar artist, Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), present a stunningly precise jumping-on point leading 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.
Then: This February, red-hot writer Christos Gage (Avengers: The Initiative) and blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (HARBINGER RENEGADE) present a standalone interlude with seismic ramifications for the Ninja Programme’s past and future as NINJA-G steps to the fore for a martial arts melee in the heart of 1970s London, only in NINJA-K #4 – now an essential addition to the NINJA-K #1-5 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE!
Colin King’s new assignment begins on November 15th, only in NINJA-K #1 – featuring covers by Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), rising star Lucas Troya, Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), David Mack(Kabuki), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!
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Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by TREVOR HARISINE (SEP172019)
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA (SEP172020)
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT (SEP172021)
Ninjak Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (SEP172022)
Brushed Metal Variant by MICO SUAYAN (SEP172023)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 15th (FOC–10/23/15)
NINJA-K #1-5 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with JUAN JOSE RYP
Covers by TONČI ZONJIĆ
$19.95 [5 issues] | 48 pgs, issue #1; 40 pgs, issues #2-5 | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 15th (IOD – 9/28/17)