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NINJAK #1 Recruits Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages!

Valiant's NINJAK #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!
 

 
Valiant's most demanded series of the year is getting even bigger! 
 
Valiant is proud to announce that March's NINJAK #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics) to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world's most dangerous intelligence operative!
 
To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March's NINJAK #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11th, NINJAK #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!
 
"Matt Kindt is one of the sharpest writers anywhere today, and he's crafted an intricate, intelligent, and action-packed debut for the series that fans have been demanding since Ninjak first stepped onto the scene in X-O Manowar #5," said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. "Combine that with two of the most talented artists in comics today – Clay Mann and Butch Guice – and you have a book that's going to defy everything you thought you knew about Valiant's number one ninja super-spy. Over the course of the first few issues, you'll see these two time periods – Ninjak's training and origin, and his first solo adventure in the modern day – inform each other and, eventually, interact and overlap. It's an ambitious series – and we're excited to give it the space it needs to deliver at 40 pages monthly."
 
"Ninjak is an incredibly important character within the Valiant Universe, and his first monthly series is going to be a major cornerstone of our plans for the future," added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "With a team like Matt, Clay, and Butch at the helm and an expanded page count in each and every issue, we can guarantee that this is a series that no fan of the comics medium – new or old – will want to miss. The VALIANT NEXT initiative was forged around the belief that our greatest stories have yet to be told, and NINJAK embodies that mission statement in every regard. This is a series that is pushing the boundaries of what you have seen before."
 
Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.
 
On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artistsClay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) and Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics)! Featuring order-all shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world's deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1!
 
Visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by all-star creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera on December 10th,VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters:
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April
For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.
 
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
 
NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)
 

NINJAK #1 – Cover A by Lewis Larosa


NINJAK #1 – Cover B by Clay Mann


NINJAK #1 – Cover C by Dave Johnson


NINJAK #1 – Cover D by Marguerite Sauvage


NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann


NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann



NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann



NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann


NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann


NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann



NINJAK #1 – Inks by Clay Mann with Seth Mann

 

Drifter #3 Cover By Marko Djurdjevic @ImageComics

 
DRIFTER BOASTS COVER BY DJURDJEVIC THAT FANS WILL COVET
The new science-fiction series issue #3 variant revealed


Drifter has the makings of the next great sci-fi western. It has the best elements of both genres mixed together in a peanut butter cup of a comic.” —HorrorTalk

Writer Ivan Brandon and artist Nic Klein’s dark new science fiction series DRIFTER sketches the tale of an abandoned, lawless town in a strange and alien landscape. The third issue of this hit new series will have a sinister variant cover by Marko Djurdjević, ready to pass judgment on those who have yet to make the jump into DRIFTER. 

“Marko is one of the best cover artists in Comics today,” said Klein. “His version of the Priest embodies everything I love about the character, I love the design elements but the super creepy puritan eyes looking down at us sells the piece.”

In DRIFTER #3, Abram Pollux heads deep below the surface while on his quest for revenge. There he discovers that humans are not the dominant life form on Ouro.

DRIFTER #3 will be available on 1/21. Cover A by Klein can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code NOV140649. Cover B by Djurdjevi
ć can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code NOV140650.

DRIFTER #1, 2nd printing is still available with Diamond Code OCT148057. DRIFTER #2 Cover A by Klein will be available on 12/17 with Diamond Code OCT140736, Cover B by Cloonan will be available with Diamond Code OCT140737.
 
 
 

ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK

New Releases for the week of December 10th, 2014
 

 

 

 


ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND: COCKFIGHT
Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Dean Rankine


The bunnies are back! And when Phil and Tyrone stumble into a post-apocalyptic illegal
cock-fighting ring they will need all the drug-fueled stupid they can muster to survive their latest off-color adventure! In the grand tradition of excessive Hollywood schlock comes… Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land : COCK FIGHT! Also available in a limited “movie poster” variant cover, limited to 2,000 copies. 
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC                                                        $3.99(reg. ) / $4.99(var.)
 

 

 

 




SOUTHERN DOG#4
Writer(s): Jeremy Holt
Artist Name(s): Alex Diotto
Cover Artist(s): Riley Rossmo

The growing conflict between the KKK and the elusive beast comes to a head when
Jasper attends a party to see Zoe, only to reveal his transformation after getting beat up.
With Jasper's successful capture, the confrontation falls on Bill when the beast's identity
is finally revealed to the Klan. Featuring series covers by red-hot artist Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar)! 
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC                                                    $3.99

 

 



 



 



 

 

ZOMBIE TRAMP #5
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Dennis Budd
Cover Artist(s):Dennis Budd, TMChu/Dan Mendoza
Risque cover: Dennis Budd
Variant cover: TMChu, Dan Mendoza

 Janey, our titular Zombie Tramp, is back on the road. When a simple pit stop at a desert biker
bar attracts unwanted attention, she quickly finds herself tested yet again... by a monster more powerful than her?! Supernatural bar fighting, and blacktop dueling in a bikini and leather gear - it’s just another day for Zombie Tramp. Includes a variant cover By creator Dan Mendoza and artist TM Chu(limited to 1,500 copies) and a risqué variant, limited to 2,000 copies, by Dennis Budd! 
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC                                      $3.99(reg. ) / $4.99(var.) /$4.99(risque var.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SyFy Developing Krypton Series With David Goyer

Lesly Goldberg of THR is reporting that Syfy is turning to David S. Goyer to develop Superman origin story Krypton.

 
From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known. 
Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Goyer. The story was conceived by both Goyer and Goldberg. 
Krypton will join Gotham, Flash, Arrow, Constantine and the upcoming iZombie on Warner Brothers' growing slate of comic book properties on the small screen.
 

Take Flight with Archaia's 'Feathers' @BoomStudios

 

 

Feathers #1 Cover A

 

 

Feathers #1 Cover A by Jorge Corona

Feathers #1 Cover B

 

Feathers #1 Cover C by Ken Niimura
 

 

 

December 8th, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the January debut of the new limited series Feathers. Following in the footsteps of Archaia titles Rust, Iron: Or, the War After, and The Reason for Dragons, creator Jorge Corona’s (Goners) first original work is an an all-ages adventure that dives into the darkness and beauty of life. Fans of Avatar: Legend of Korra and Amulet will fall in love with Poe, the boy covered in feathers.

 

“Archaia is home to beautiful graphic novels that often break the mold for comics, and we’re approaching our single issues with that same sensibility,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Feathers is a heartfelt story from a tremendously talented creator. Expect to see Jorge emerge as an exciting new voice in the comics community in 2015.”

 

Poe has always been different. Born covered in feathers, he’s watched the strange slums of the Maze from rooftops, lending a helping hand in secret and earning the title of “ghost of the Maze.” When Bianca, a feisty girl from inside the walled city, gets lost in the Maze, Poe finds himself making his very first friend. Together they’ll have to dodge street gangs and child-snatchers as they try to get Bianca home, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past.


Feathers #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on January 7th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV141106. The main cover is illustrated by series creator Jorge Corona, with an incentive cover by Ken Niimura (I Kill Giants) and a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, The Amazing Spider-Man). The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 8th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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