Title: Ninja-K #2
Words: Christos Gage
Art: Tomas Giorello with Roberta de la Torre
Colors: Diego Rodriguez
Letters: A Larger World Studios
Publication Date: December 20, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “Who is hunting the agents of MI-6’s most elite intelligence unit?
“One by one, the operatives of MI-6’s covert “Ninja Programme” are being murdered by an unseen threat that is as mysterious as it is deadly. But who could possibly have the knowledge and expertise to eliminate the lethal men and women of Britain’s most secret service…and why are they hellbent on reaping revenge against Colin King and his predecessors? As the walls close in around him, Ninjak must confront the bloodstained legacy that spawned him… before his own name gets crossed off the list…
“Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) draw the circle close around Valiant’s deadliest super-spy for an orchestra of spycraft, stealth, and steel as Valiant’s next essential new ongoing series dares onward!”
As Colin King, Ninja-K, continues to dive deeper into the recent deaths of those associated with the Ninja Programme, the bodies continue to pile up, and with every new answer comes a new question. At the conclusion of this book, it appears as though Colin has gotten closer to solving the case much quicker than he had initially thought possible, but in getting so close, so quick, he’s landed in some serious danger. And now, his life is at stake as he stares into the eyes of a deadly foe, who, very well may be the one killing off those unlucky enough to have been a part of the Ninja Programme.
Comic books that start off with flashbacks often miss the mark, and in doing so, cause the series to lose some of the much-coveted momentum that it has created, or, is looking to create. Ninja-K #2 is not one of these books. The flashback that starts the book off adds insight into the story and increases the overall impact of later events. You see, there are quite a few pieces in this puzzle, and as writer Christos Gage sheds light on this mystery, he also adds depth and thus, in doing so, produces a story that continues to entertain and excite readers as the story progresses.
Ninja-K is, without a doubt, one of the best comic books currently being produced. Gage’s stellar writing and Giorello’s stunning artwork makes the series a force to be reckoned with. And speaking of a force to be reckoned with, I cannot get enough of Tomas Giorello’s artwork; he’s producing some of the best in the industry and should be recognized for doing so.
Excellent work all around.
The Bottom Line:
Ninja-K is, without a doubt, one of the best comic books currently being produced. The body count increases in Issue #2, and as more questions are answered even more are found. Excellent writing and artwork make this book a must-read.