Inspiring rhyming headlines everywhere, Valiant’s successful relaunch of their company and line has now expanded to a fifth monthly title, with the announcement that their ‘Ninjak’ property will return in September. This follows on word-of-mouth build-up for X-O Manowar and Harbinger which has proved pretty successful, at least in terms of building up awareness for the returning company. Valiant have not yet announced a creative team for the series.
Ninjak was originally created by Michael Moretti and Joe Quesada, back in the nineties. The character is a ninja, which you may already have assumed, although the most well-known version of the character is a British man called Colin King. King works for the Secret Service in his spare time, is highly qualified in the field of ninja-ing, and is also thought to be the smartest person in the world. Well, naturally.
Another interesting thing: if I know my helmets – and lord help us all if I don’t, you guys – the helmet in this teaser looks a lot like the one worn by the lead character in Robert Venditti and Cary Nord’s X-O Manowar series. Could we expect Ninjak to first return in the first revival of Valiant Comics’ most well-known tradition: the crossover?