NINJA-K #10

NINJA-K #10

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, meet the future of espionage: the hard-hitting, brutalizing super-spy codenamed NINJA-H!

From the encrypted files of The Ninja Programme, another secret chapter revealed! The Cold War is in full swing and the United Kingdom’s top-secret intelligence unit has come to a crossroads. As their once-elite collection of secret agents finds itself outmatched by the escalation of the United States’ H.A.R.D. Corps division, the spymasters of MI6 are about to develop a new kind of soldier for their never-ending war of global gamesmanship and international intrigue. Part man, part machine, and bound together with the most extreme technological enhancements that the 1980s have to offer, NINJA-H is faster, stronger, and deadlier than any who have come before…

Now, for the first time, the metal-crunching saga of MI6’s one-man, super-powered strike force – and his tragic fall from grace – can finally be told as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) teams with comics legend Larry Stroman (X-Factor) to declassify the next standalone shadow-laden chapter in the history of Ninjak’s fellow Ninja Programme agents!

Writer: Christos Gage

Artist: Larry Stroman

First seeing this book it was nice to see Larry Stroman’s name in the art credits.  I hadn’t really seen him on a book since the 90s Comic Boom.  That said seeing his work, I felt it was lacking some of the energy it used to have?

Here is a page of his work back in X-Force.

And here is a page from this issue of Ninja-K.

Maybe it was him doing his own coloring?  Or maybe he’s still has changed and I was expecting the older style?

The story is what it says, it’s a good jumping on point.  This is a self-contained story that has great twists about man vs machine and the monsters inside of men.  I don’t want to say too much so I don’t give away the twists.  It was a fun read if a bit dark.

Minor note is that I always thought the name was just Ninjak, but apparently, they’ve changed it around to where it’s been a series of British Ninjas from Ninja-A to the current Ninja-K.  Kind of reminds me the changes Marvel did with the Wolverine back story of Weapon X where then said X wasn’t a letter but the roman numeral for 10 (I believe Deadpool was Weapon 11?).

Just thought it was an interesting change up on a goofy 90s styled name.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 because it does exactly what it set out to do, be a good jumping on point for people who haven’t read this comic before (like myself).

If you wish to learn more about this book go to –

http://valiantentertainment.com/comics/ninja-k/ninja-k-10/

Disclaimer : Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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