Ninjak (2021) #4

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Ninjak (2021) #4

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Eight pages in and we learn the answer to the question, "What if it was a different artist?" Answer, better to look at but still not a great book. Jeff Parker's story is just not very engaging, and I usually love his work.

We also learned that "four issues and done for six months" is the publishing model now. Between this and the Kickstarters, it's hard to see Valiant making it into 2023.
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I have this on my standing order and will continue to buy it, only because i have every issues VEI has produced, but i've stopped reading it after issue 2.

The art work is just so distracting for me and it pulls me out of the story. The first issue seemed engaging enough, but i couldn't finish the second issue without giving myself one of those light sensitivity fits. It's disappointing because Ninjak is one of my favourites characters. I really hope they pair this comic up with an artist that is similar to Ninjak art in the past. It doesn't have to be the same, just similar
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I laughed out loud when I saw that there would be another extended break between arcs. I really should have seen it coming. Why do all the books now take a break after 4 issues? Why such a long break? Valiant has so little going on it is really getting sad. I REALLY hope the new editor can get things back on track. The Unity tease is nice, but might be too little too late.

But back to Ninjak. This series doesn't damage the character, like X-O, but also isn't great. It's readable, but forgettable. When I think back to other Ninjak runs I remember some of the main story beats and it makes me want to go back and read them again. What is the takeaway from this arc? Ninjak fights some random super powered villains? This series seems like you could skip it entirely and not miss much in Ninjak's overall story.

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https://pulidooninjak.blogspot.com/2021 ... l.html?m=1

It's weird that they replaced Pulido on the last half of the issue even though he finished it all.

I initially was into the idea of Pulido on Ninjak but when I saw the pages I didn't like that he went even more simple than his previous style and was doing all the weird cutesy storytelling that was more distracting than clear. Simplistic art can be good but this just went to far IMO and was an odd tone for a Ninjak book. Oh well just another example of the Valiant folks throwing random stuff at the wall :?

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Re: Ninjak (2021) #4

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Ryan wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:57:02 am
https://pulidooninjak.blogspot.com/2021 ... l.html?m=1

It's weird that they replaced Pulido on the last half of the issue even though he finished it all.
Maybe they hated the coloring of those pages as much as I do?
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Re: Ninjak (2021) #4

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SwiftMann wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:18:38 am
Ryan wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:57:02 am
https://pulidooninjak.blogspot.com/2021 ... l.html?m=1

It's weird that they replaced Pulido on the last half of the issue even though he finished it all.
Maybe they hated the coloring of those pages as much as I do?
:lol: Fair enough, but they're the ones that hired him and have approved everything for 3 and a half issues? I agree it's distracting and doesn't appeal to me, but if I was editor I would've known that on page 1. Just weird decision making, but that's been the norm there

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The Chosen 1 wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:57:21 am
I have this on my standing order and will continue to buy it, only because i have every issues VEI has produced, but i've stopped reading it after issue 2.

The art work is just so distracting for me and it pulls me out of the story. The first issue seemed engaging enough, but i couldn't finish the second issue without giving myself one of those light sensitivity fits. It's disappointing because Ninjak is one of my favourites characters. I really hope they pair this comic up with an artist that is similar to Ninjak art in the past. It doesn't have to be the same, just similar
I had actually started to appreciate the art (creative), and oops new artist.


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