Mark Moretti and Joe Quesada created the character in 1993. Going on to have a long running series of his own, Ninjak went on to become one of the company’s biggest stars. The character has returned to Valiant Comics in recent issues of X-O Manowar. Now, new fans can get a look at his early appearances as part of the Valiant Masters line.
Valiant Masters is a deluxe line of collected stories featuring Valiant’s most popular characters. These are the original stories from the 1990’s, featuring some of the comic industry’s biggest names. This collection features the first six issues of the Ninjak comic, plus the 0 and 00 issues. Also included will be will be extras, like all the covers (by Quesada) and early process art and promotional material from 1994.
VALIANT MASTERS Recruits NINJAK By Quesada & Moretti
This February, the definitive origin of Valiant’s original stealth operative is headed back to print for the first time ever! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water — a deluxe hardcover collecting Ninjak’s best-selling solo debut in the original Valiant Universe by Mark Moretti (Bloodshot) and industry icon Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man).
Colin King — sophisticated British playboy by day, elite super-spy by night! Codenamed Ninjak, King is gifted with a brilliant mind and lethal training in the world’s most dangerous fighting techniques. Both will be put to the ultimate test as he is drawn into a globe-spanning mission to apprehend Dr. Silk, mastermind of the WEBNET terror network, before the mysterious weapon known as “Black Water” goes online. From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak will leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe — or die trying.
Collecting Ninjak (1994) #1-6, #0, and #00 with the original series coloring, the latest Valiant Masters hardcover volume re-presents Joe Quesada’s stunning covers and interiors from Ninjak’s debut outing and origin, along with rarely-seen sketches and process art direct from the Valiant vaults. Featuring guest appearances from X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water is an essential piece of Valiant history. Look for it in finer comic shops everywhere this February!
Ninjak is the second in the Masters series, Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Volume 1 – Blood in the Machine hardcover went on sale on October 24. The Bloodshot collection contains Ninjak’s first appearance (in Bloodshot #6).
Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water – On Sale February 27
A $24.99 Hardcover, 184pgs
Written by Mark Moretti
Art by Joe Quesada & Mark Moretti
Cover by Joe Quesada
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