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[Review] “Ninjak” #5 Delivers the Espionage and Fighting Goods

Everyone’s lies in this series. This is the month where all that deception comes crashing down and it’s time to fight to the death. Ninjak #5 blows the doors off this espionage tale and keeps kicking and kicking until someone doesn’t get up. That’s when the real mystery underlying everything comes to light and things get even more interesting…

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WRITTEN BY: Matt Kindt

ART BY: Clay Mann and Butch Guice

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 29 July 2015

Weaponeer, the world’s preeminent secret weapons making company, has been the target for our undercover ninja spy Ninjak, from the beginning of this series. Ninjak’s suave spying skills have brought him into the belly of this beast and now it’s time to rumble. Major players Kannon and killer red head Roku encircle our super spy for the kill. What unfolds before our eyes is a fantastic dance of high-speed battling that can be daunting to keep up with.

Never underestimate the fat guy as Kannon gets to flex his considerable muscles against Ninjak at last. Artist Clay Mann really gets to shine as readers get to finally see multiple tussles as well as some of the cool gadgets built into Ninjak’s suit in actual combat, not just teased on the first page of each issue.

No one is a push over in this conflict. Mysteries continue to unfold. Who are the Shadow Seven? Ninjak intends to go further down the rabbit hole to uncover and end them all, whoever they may be. On top of all that, writer Matt Kindt keeps assembling the untold history of Colin King, both in the main story spliced in between the action with artists Clay Mann and the back-up tale with artist Butch Guice.

For someone I never read anything much about before this series started, I honestly look forward to each chapter more and more. Kindt, Mann and Guice are creating something immediately addictive here. Ninjak #5 is absolutely worth your time and money. Get in step with one of the best new series of 2015.


Score: 9/10

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

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