As you probably know, the current Valiant is not the first company to have that name. The first Valiant was started by Jim Shooter in the 90s and that’s where most of the original characters originated. The current incarnation of Valiant periodically goes back to reprint those original runs. In November, Valiant’s dropping Ninjak: The Complete Classic Omnibus Oversized HC, which is the full original run of Ninjak 1-26, the #0 and #00 (a double-0 issue of a spy comic — cheeky) specials, Ninkak Yearbook 1994, the first appearance in Bloodshot #6-7 and Secret Weapons #5. So over 800 pages of Ninjak to satisfy your need for the original. This also includes some early art by Bryan Hitch and some guy called “Joe Quesada” who’s said to have gotten a couple promotions. [Note: it’s nice to see Quesada’s and Palmiotti’s names next to each other on a cover again.]
Official PR follows:
Valiant is proud to announce NINJAK: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS OVERSIZED HC – an 800+ page oversized hardcover compendium collecting the groundbreaking debut and complete adventures of the Valiant Universe’s master super-spy in November! From his deadly debut in the pages of BLOODSHOT in 1993 all the way to the final mission of his best-selling solo series, the complete classic adventures of Valiant’s deadly secret agent have finally been collected between two covers for the first time anywhere!
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 bring down a cavalcade of covert agents and criminal cartels, including his greatest nemesis – the Webnet terror network and its villainous mastermind, Dr. Silk! From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak is about to leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe — or die trying.
Featuring all-time classic contributions from acclaimed writers Mark Moretti (ETERNAL WARRIOR), Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jorge Gonzalez (X-O MANOWAR), Mike Baron (Nexus), Kevin VanHook (BLOODSHOT) and more alongside legendary artists Joe Quesada(Daredevil), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), and Luke Ross (Captain America), this oversized, omnibus hardcover bursts with more than 800 pages of non-stop action and special features, including:
– Over 30 full-color issues, including Ninjak’s landmark first appearances from BLOODSHOT (1993) #6–7, his complete solo series run from NINJAK (1994) #1–26, #0 and #00, NINJAK YEARBOOK 1994 #1, and SECRET WEAPONS (1993) #5 – collected together in one volume for the first time anywhere!
– Over 20 pages of bonus content, including rarely seen artwork and extras!
– A stunning cover by comics legend Joe Quesada, fully remastered by Paul Mounts (The Ultimates)!
– An oversized, deluxe hardcover presentation!
In the proud footsteps of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS, and X-O MANOWAR: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL. 1, Valiant’s library of oversized classic collections grows with this steel-shattering compendium chronicling the original origin and adventures of Colin King, aka the deadly Ninjak! This November, find out where the legend of one of Valiant’s greatest icons began with a shelf-busting hardcover collection of his most dangerous missions and black ops assignments, only in NINJAK: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS OVERSIZED HC!
PLUS: Ninjak strikes again this November with a deadly new beginning in NINJA-K #1 – A NEW CAN’T-MISS ONGOING SERIES! Coming this fall from renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the United Kingdom’s most dreaded intelligence operative delves into the cold, calculating world of espionage and international intrigue!
For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globetrotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn.
But now…an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.
Colin King’s next mission begins in NINJA-K #1 – coming this November from razor-sharp creators Christos Gage and Tomas Giorello and featuring covers by Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), rising star Lucas Troya, Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), David Mack (Kabuki), and Mico Suayan(BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!
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NINJAK: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS OVERSIZED HC
Written by MARK MORETTI and DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING with MIKE BARON, JORGE GONZALEZ, ROB JOHNSON, KEVIN VANHOOK, and JOE ST. PIERRE
Art by JOE QUESADA, BRYAN HITCH, MARK MORETTI, and JIMMY PALMIOTTI with MOZART COUTO, ANDREW CURRIE, JOHN CZOP, STEVE ELLIS, YVEL GUICHET, KEVIN KOBASIC, TOM MANDRAKE, MIKE MANLEY, DON PERLIN, JOHN ROSS, LUKE ROSS, LOUIS SMALL JR., and JOE ST. PIERRE
Cover by JOE QUESADA
$99.99 | 800 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd (FOC – 10/30/17)
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-231-7
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.