NINJAK #1-22 (Matt Kindt / Clay Mann)

Comme chaque année, Valiant Entertainment dévoile les nouveaux titres qui feront leur apparition dans le catalogue de l’éditeur en 2015:

Après deux mini-séries (The Valiant, Divinity), le scénariste Matt Kindt prendra un engagement sur le long terme avec une série régulière consacrée à Ninjak. Le premier arc illustré par Clay Mann racontera les débuts de Colin King, jeune agent inexpérimenté du MI-6 destiné à devenir Ninjak, l’assassin accompli pourchassant les membres de la cabale “Les Sept Ombres”.

Le premier numéro sortira en mars 2015.

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[quote]NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2015

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven — a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann![/quote]

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Clay Mann, le mouvement, il gère pas mal normalement. ça devrait pas être trop mal graphiquement !

[quote]Ninjak 1

STORY BY
Matt Kindt
ART BY
Clay Mann, Butch Guice
COVER BY
Lewis Larosa, Clay Mann, Dave Johnson, [more…]
PUBLISHER
Valiant Entertainment
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Wed, March 11th, 2015

On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit) and Butch Guice (Captain America, Action Comics)! Featuring order-all shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world’s deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1![/quote]

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Ci-dessous, quatre pages de Ninjak #2:

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[quote]Ninjak #1
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Clay Mann, Butch Guice
Cover by Lewis Larosa, Clay Mann, Dave Johnson, Maguerite Sauvage , Trevor Hairsine , Tom Muller
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, March 11th, 2015
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of NINJAK #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the long-awaited VALIANT NEXT ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT), and superstar artists Clay Mann (Gambit) and Butch Guice (Captain America)! On March 11th, the search for the Shadow Seven starts here as Ninjak begins an international manhunt for the secretive figureheads behind the Webnet terror network…and unearths their classified connection to his own never-before-revealed origin and training!
Then: meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.
Beginning with NINJAK #1, each 40-page issue of Ninjak’s debut solo series begins with a full-length lead tale by Matt Kindt & Clay Mann, followed by a new chapter of Ninjak’s never-before-told origin by Kindt & Butch Guice monthly! Featuring shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world’s deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1![/quote]

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Ci-dessous, trois pages de Ninjak #1:

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[quote] Ninjak #3
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice Covers by Lewis LaRosa, Dave Johnson, Rafa Sandoval and Antonio Fuso.

Ninjak’s to-do-list for May: 1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don’t get killed. (Repeat as necessary)
Your to-do-list for May: 1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)[/quote]

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[quote]NINJAK #4
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP, CLAY MANN, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR151766)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR151767)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR151768)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (APR151769)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (APR151770)

WHO IS ROKU?!

The breakout star of the hit of the year stands revealed as we learn the origin of Ninjak’s newest nemesis! But who is Roku – the seemingly indestructible warrior who’s proven to be one of the deadliest assassins in the Valiant Universe – and what impact does she have on Colin King’s future?

Juan José Ryp (Black Summer) and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics) join Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI), Clay Mann (X-Men) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for a special standalone tale of the world’s most lethal woman!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 24[/quote]

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[quote]Ninjak #5
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Clay Mann, Butch Guice
Colors by Ulises Arreola
Cover by Lewis Larosa, Dave Johnson, Raul Allen, Cafu
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jul 29th, 2015
The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!
Ninjak’s mission to destroy Weaponeer and its secret cabal of shinobi masters just got a bit more complicated…since the newest leader of Weaponeer is… Ninjak himself?! Meanwhile, Roku’s gone missing, but we all know the world’s deadliest woman is at her most dangerous when she’s out of sight!
Plus: Colin King’s past comes back to haunt him in a big way as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveals a deadly connection to Ninjak’s present as Clay Mann (X-Men) returns with Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America)![/quote]

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[quote]Ninjak #5
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Raul Allen, Butch Guice
Colors by Ulises Arreola
Cover by Lewis Larosa, Dave Johnson, Raul Allen, Cafu
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?
Then, Ninjak’s essential second feature, THE LOST FILES, continues in each 40-page issue of “THE SHADOW WARS!” Beginning in NINJAK #6, Matt Kindt and Eisner-nominated artist Butch Guice (Captain America) reunite to reveal how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from his most valuable field agent! The second act of THE LOST FILES starts here![/quote]

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Le héros Shadowman fera son retour dans le prochain arc Operation Deadside de la série Ninjak qui débute en décembre prochain. L’histoire sera illustrée pour l’occasion par Doug Braithwaite.

Envoyés en mission pour retrouver un agent du M.I. 6, seul survivant d’un voyage dimensionnel, Ninjak et Punk Mambo seront confrontés au jeune héro de l’occulte, porté disparu depuis la conclusion de sa série régulière en 2014.

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[quote]NINJAK #7 (“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 2)
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Juan Jose Ryp with Stephen Segovia Covers by Mico Suayan, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Dave Johnson, Matt Kindt and Stephen Segovia.

Sanguine shatters “THE SHADOW WARS”! Ninjak goes head-to-head with the Shadow Seven’s toughest villain, Sanguine – but will his past come back to bite him before she does? As a conspiracy from Colin King’s first days as a spy finally comes to light in the modern day, will Ninjak survive his deadliest battle yet? And what will be left of him? Red-hot artist Juan José Ryp (Black Summer) joins Matt Kindt for the second 40-page chapter of THE SHADOW WARS! Plus: an all-new installment of NINJAK: THE LOST FILES, featuring artwork by Eisner Award-nominated artist Butch Guice![/quote]

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[quote]Ninjak #8
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Stephen Segovia, Ryan Winn
Colors by Ulises Arreola
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover by Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Matt Kindt, Jason Latour
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
THE SHADOW WARS - PART 3! Ninjak face-to-face with the terrifying threat of…FITZY!
Ninjak goes toe-to-toe with the brains of the Shadow Seven operation: The deadly and very intelligent Fitzy. But as Colin King discovers he has much more in common with this group of thieves and murderers than he’d like, will he be able to hold onto his honor…and his sanity?
Meanwhile, MI-6 makes theri boldest move yet as Stephen Segovia (Convergence) joins Matt Kindt (RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for the net bloodstained chapter of THE SHADOW WARS![/quote]

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[quote]NINJAK #9

STORY BY Matt Kindt
ART BY Clay Mann, Juan Jose Ryp
COLORS BY Ulises Arreola
LETTERS BY Dave Sharpe
COVER BY Mico Suayan, Ulises Arreola, Dave Johnson, Jelena Kevic-Djurdevic , Matt Kindt , Mitch Gerads
PUBLISHER Valiant Entertainment
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Nov 4th, 2015

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. Yeah, that’s right, an atom bomb is MISSING. The world’s gone to hell…and only Ninjak can save it…that is if he lives long enough!

Pulse-pounding artist Clay Mann (X-Men) returns to join Juan José Ryp (Clone) and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, DIVINITY) to bring “THE SHADOW WARS” to its conclusion![/quote]

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[quote]NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”)

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciler: Doug Braithwaite with Juan Jose Ryp
Cover Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Tom Muller, Trevor Hairsine, Dave Johnson
Editor: Warren Simons, Tom Brennan

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE EVENT! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” STARTS HERE!

In December of 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.

The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them? Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) reunite for a terrifying journey into an unknown plane of existence…and bring NINJAK head-to-head with SHADOWMAN in the all-new, four-part epic “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”!

Plus: an all-new chapter of “THE LOST FILES” begins, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)!

Price: $3.99
Rating: T+
Pages: 40
On Sale: December 9, 2015

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Valiant annonce la future saga The Siege of King’s Castle à paraitre au sein de la série Ninjak en 2016 ; King faisant référence à Colin King, identité secrète du mercenaire-espion-ninja.

Aux manettes, l’artiste Diego Bernard (anciennement sur X-O Manowar) vient prêter main forte au scénariste régulier Matt Kindt.

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MATT KINDT[/size]

[quote]NINJAK #12

Written by: Matt Kindt.

Art by: Doug Braithwaite, Juan Jose Ryp.

Covers by: Doug Braithwaite, Tom Raney, Clayton Henry, Keron Grant.

Description: Into the darkness… as “Operation Deadside” reveals the secrets of Shadowman! MI-6’s doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves face-to-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface and has his time trapped amidst the Deadside’s horrors stolen his humanity once and for all? A battle to save the soul of the Valiant Universe is about to begin – but even the good guys can’t be sure if they’re on the right side!

Pages: 40.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Feb. 10. [/quote]

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