Jeff Parker Talks NINJAK And New Spin On The Valiant Hero

Screen Rant spoke to Ninjak author Jeff Parker in regards to the upcoming collection from Valiant Comics and the way it will a recent new tackle the longtime hero.

Valiant Comics is launching a brand new collection starring their well-liked character Ninjak. The upcoming comedian by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido might be a brand new spin on the longtime Valiant hero, because it guarantees a singular type and loads of wild and new ideas for the character. The e-book will ask what occurs when a undercover agent’s cover is blown and he turns into essentially the most hunted man on the earth.

Ninjak first debuted within the 1993 Bloodshot collection and has turn into one of many core characters for Valiant Comics alongside Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, Archer & Armstrong, and Livewire. Ninjak famously labored alongside the MI-6 and has been a part of the Valiant superteam, the Unity. However, his new collection will put him in all new territory, as he turns into the bounty as soon as his actual identification is made public. Influenced by James Bond and The Italian Job, Parker and Pulido’s upcoming arc on the hero seems to be like a whole lot of enjoyable.

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We spoke with Jeff Parker in regards to the new collection and what readers can anticipate from Ninjak’s new adventures. Here’s a take a look at the brand new covers for the collection by Pulido, David Nakayama, Caspar Wijngaar, Damion Scott, and Ibrahim Moustafa.


What drew you to Ninjak within the first place?

JEFF PARKER: I’ve at all times loved spy/undercover agent fiction and within the Valiant Universe, Ninjak is THE volcano base for that sort of story. When Senior Editor Lysa Hawkins reached out to me a few doable project, I believed “I hope it’s Ninjak” and it was Ninjak.

What can readers anticipate from this new collection? What do you hope they get from it?

I hope they’re on the lookout for heavy type, wit and wild ideas, as a result of that is what Javier Pulido and I are going for. There’s a whole lot of panache, if I can get away with that time period. I’m influenced a whole lot of by Bond movies, however there are heavy doses of The Italian Job too. And you realize rattling effectively I imply the Michael Caine one so do not even.

Teases recommend Ninjak’s greatest secrets and techniques are about to be uncovered to the world. How will this impression the hero?

Here’s the place we actually study a core idea: what occurs when a undercover agent is now not secret? Ninjak’s cover not solely will get blown, it is atomized. As effectively as everybody along with his earlier employer, MI-6. You must think about simply what number of standing contracts and bounties there are out for Ninjak, when abruptly Colin King turns into a family title. He must be at all times on, greater than ever earlier than.

What made Javier the right artist for Ninjak? His artwork is extremely dynamic and distinctive. How excited are you for readers to see this new type for Ninjak?

Javier and I labored collectively years in the past on a e-book at Marvel and have wished to crew once more however tasks by no means aligned- till now. So I’m ecstatic! He brings a whole lot of the sensibilities of our artwork heroes like Alex Toth and blows everybody away with creative layouts, designs and selections. This might be a kind of books that numerous different skilled artists will exit of their means for, since you actually get to see Javier showcase. I attempt laborious to offer him numerous cool choices to work with and concurrently get out of his means so he can work his magic. Not many books on the stands will really feel like this one. You can virtually hear cool music play whereas studying.

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Can we anticipate any cameos from different Valiant Heroes?

Come on, let me have SOME secrets and techniques.

Check out the preview pages for Ninjak #1 under.

Ninjak #1 from Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido is in comedian e-book shops on July 14, 2021!

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