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First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:51:44 pm

T-minus 3 days till UNITY...

The count down to Unity continues, with NINJAK!

Colin King, and his alter ego, Ninjak were co-created by writer Mark Moretti and artist Joe Quesada.
Colin King's first appearance was in VALIANT's Bloodshot 6 (1993). The following month, Ninjak appears in costume, in Bloodshot 7. The original art from both is below. The cover and first appearance of Ninjak is on ebay, it's not mine (wouldn't be for sale if it was)

Bloodshot 6 http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=996970&GSub=142799
Bloodshot 7 http://www.ebay.com/itm/121040114629

Ninjak launched in his own series in 1994, with much fanfare, featuring art and design by Joe Quesada. Here is the amazing promotional poster for the series, and the cover it issue 2.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=55518&GSub=7700
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=212390&GSub=14878

In 2012, VEI re-introduced Colin and Ninjak in X-O Manowar #5. See the Patrick Zircher redesign below

The links below have background on both the VEI version, and the VH1 version of Ninjak

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjak
- http://the-book-of-geomancer.wikia.com/wiki/Colin_King
- http://www.newsarama.com/9675-ninjak-returns-with-new-look-valiant-teases-series.html
- http://www.comicvine.com/ninjak/4005-4375/

And feel free to share your impressions of these characters, or any recommended reads!

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Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:10:41 pm

Ninjak showed up in costume months before Bloodshot 6 and 7. His iconic figure jumping in front of a round stained glass window with dual sparking swords (which Quesada afterward used again and again for years with many characters) appeared on industry magazine covers and ads, such as Entertainment This Month, Previews and Entertainment Retailing, as well as inside and on back covers of several Valiants for months before Bloodshot 6. The same image was used for his Valiant Chromium card promo, comic shop 'sold here' signs, a book mark, a pin, art prints, and in the newly recolored Valiant Masters: Ninjak Vol. 1 – Black Water.

Another board member has/had the inks, and I have the color

Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:37:00 pm

AnthonyF wrote:T-minus 3 days till UNITY...

The count down to Unity continues, with NINJAK!

Colin King, and his alter ego, Ninjak were co-created by writer Mark Moretti and artist Joe Quesada.
Colin King's first appearance was in VALIANT's Bloodshot 6 (1993). The following month, Ninjak appears in costume, in Bloodshot 7. The original art from both is below. The cover and first appearance of Ninjak is on ebay, it's not mine (wouldn't be for sale if it was)

Bloodshot 6 http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=996970&GSub=142799
Bloodshot 7 http://www.ebay.com/itm/121040114629

Ninjak launched in his own series in 1994, with much fanfare, featuring art and design by Joe Quesada. Here is the amazing promotional poster for the series, and the cover it issue 2.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=55518&GSub=7700
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=212390&GSub=14878



In 2012, VEI re-introduced Colin and Ninjak in X-O Manowar #5. See the Patrick Zircher redesign below

The links below have background on both the VEI version, and the VH1 version of Ninjak

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjak
- http://the-book-of-geomancer.wikia.com/wiki/Colin_King
- http://www.newsarama.com/9675-ninjak-returns-with-new-look-valiant-teases-series.html
- http://www.comicvine.com/ninjak/4005-4375/

And feel free to share your impressions of these characters, or any recommended reads!

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I would officially give my left nut to own those Quesada pages.

First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:54:08 pm

paradise wrote:
AnthonyF wrote:T-minus 3 days till UNITY...

The count down to Unity continues, with NINJAK!

Colin King, and his alter ego, Ninjak were co-created by writer Mark Moretti and artist Joe Quesada.
Colin King's first appearance was in VALIANT's Bloodshot 6 (1993). The following month, Ninjak appears in costume, in Bloodshot 7. The original art from both is below. The cover and first appearance of Ninjak is on ebay, it's not mine (wouldn't be for sale if it was)

Bloodshot 6 http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=996970&GSub=142799
Bloodshot 7 http://www.ebay.com/itm/121040114629

Ninjak launched in his own series in 1994, with much fanfare, featuring art and design by Joe Quesada. Here is the amazing promotional poster for the series, and the cover it issue 2.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=55518&GSub=7700
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=212390&GSub=14878



In 2012, VEI re-introduced Colin and Ninjak in X-O Manowar #5. See the Patrick Zircher redesign below

The links below have background on both the VEI version, and the VH1 version of Ninjak

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjak
- http://the-book-of-geomancer.wikia.com/wiki/Colin_King
- http://www.newsarama.com/9675-ninjak-returns-with-new-look-valiant-teases-series.html
- http://www.comicvine.com/ninjak/4005-4375/

And feel free to share your impressions of these characters, or any recommended reads!

Image


I would officially give my left nut to own those Quesada pages.


I have this exact page and will trade you :D

Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:03:24 pm

Finneal wrote:Ninjak showed up in costume months before Bloodshot 6 and 7. His iconic figure jumping in front of a round stained glass window with dual sparking swords


You mean this? :D
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Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:57:31 pm

Yes. The first is the ad from the original colors in 1993 and pre-dates Bloodshot 6. The 2nd is a new recolor from digital files in 2013. 20 Years for this icon now!

AnthonyF wrote:
Finneal wrote:Ninjak showed up in costume months before Bloodshot 6 and 7. His iconic figure jumping in front of a round stained glass window with dual sparking swords


You mean this? :D
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Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - NINJAK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:21:46 pm

paradise wrote:
I would officially give my left nut to own those Quesada pages.


You really only need one.
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