It all comes down to this final issue of Ninja-K. Writer Christos Gage has said he doesn’t have time to continue this series with his TV projects and various other comic book projects, so this is the end of the line for this series. On the one hand, this issue wraps up this particular story. On the other hand, it also gives you a cliffhanger which, when flipping through the final pages, previews Ninjak in a new book (Ongoing? Limited? Who knows?) called KILLERS coming in summer 2019. So at least we have that to look forward to.
As for this issue, you get a lot of action. Ninjak needs to acquire his stored information about all of the dirty deeds of MI6 so he can keep them from coming after him, for not bringing in his love interest, Livewire.
My only real issue here is that the art, by Roberto De La Torre, and colorist Jose Villarrubia, once again looks rushed. Nowhere near as rushed and crazy as the last issue but there are some panels where I again had to stare at them just to figure out what was going on.
Overall though, it was — and still is — the best book/series in the Valiant lineup. It really is sad to see it come to an end, even when there is more Ninjak on the way in another title. Hopefully, Gage can come back again, even for just a mini at some point.
I do have to say that I also love the main cover by Kano. The emotion and anger on Ninjak’s face translates the actual story from within the pages. Too often these days we are getting covers that seem to have nothing to do with what goes on inside the pages, so at least this one fits good.
Ninja-K has been, without a doubt, the best Valiant book this last year and I would urge everyone to pick up these 14 issues and enjoy them.
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