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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:09 pm 
Valiant. Back to basics.
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Although Im enjoy the books a little.. the stories dont seem to really have the VALIANT feel to them. Sure Bloodshot shows up near the end of the series but ... meh...

It seems to have a James Bond feel to it, which is fine. Maybe there werent enough crossovers with other characters?? Not sure..

What does everyone else think?


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I read Ninjak from #1 up to Chaos Effect. I don't remember a thing about it.

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I don't consider Ninjak to be a Valiant or even ACk-lame character.


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Right.. there seems to be very little tie-in to the rest of the Valiant U. The only thing I can think of is that both of Colin Kings parents were injected with some sort of Nanite laden formula in an attempt to build a super soldier, maybe like they are trying to reproduce harbinger abilities.

I will read it through to the end.. see if anything else pops up :?

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I didn't care for either version of Ninjak, but I did like the way Acclaim used Colin as a James Bond type of character (without the lame ninja stuff). Actually, that probably would have fit better into the VU than the version we got.


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I read through a later issue where Colin works with Bloodshot. At the end of the story arc, it is revealed that Bloodshot and Colin exchanged blood or more acuurately Bloodshot placed some nanites in Colins blood to keep track of him. I thought that wa a bit of good writing.


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I read through a later issue where Colin works with Bloodshot. At the end of the story arc, it is revealed that Bloodshot and Colin exchanged blood or more acuurately Bloodshot placed some nanites in Colins blood to keep track of him. I thought that wa a bit of good writing.


Im on the bandwagon as well....I feel that the story progressed as the issue number went up....hows that for irony in the VU - AC debacle?

I have read up almost the last issue (still looking for that one....)


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I just started re-reading Ninjak on Monday. So far, i've read issues 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.

I can honestly say i've enjoyed this session of Ninjak reading the most so far. The 0 and 00 issues are quite good in quality when it comes to origin stories :)

I really dig the James Bond-meets-Batman feel of Colin's character :) Plus, you can't go wrong with Joe Quesada's artwork in issues 1-3 :)

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the title to see how well it flows from beginning to end.

Interesting tidbit...in issues 0 and 00, there are a couple characters named "Abnett" and "Lanning." Lol...


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JonesyAZ wrote:
I just started re-reading Ninjak on Monday. So far, i've read issues 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.

I can honestly say i've enjoyed this session of Ninjak reading the most so far. The 0 and 00 issues are quite good in quality when it comes to origin stories :)

I really dig the James Bond-meets-Batman feel of Colin's character :) Plus, you can't go wrong with Joe Quesada's artwork in issues 1-3 :)

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the title to see how well it flows from beginning to end.

Interesting tidbit...in issues 0 and 00, there are a couple characters named "Abnett" and "Lanning." Lol...


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Just sayin'..


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JonesyAZ wrote:
I just started re-reading Ninjak on Monday. So far, i've read issues 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.

I can honestly say i've enjoyed this session of Ninjak reading the most so far. The 0 and 00 issues are quite good in quality when it comes to origin stories :)

I really dig the James Bond-meets-Batman feel of Colin's character :) Plus, you can't go wrong with Joe Quesada's artwork in issues 1-3 :)

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the title to see how well it flows from beginning to end.

Interesting tidbit...in issues 0 and 00, there are a couple characters named "Abnett" and "Lanning." Lol...


:screwy:

Just sayin'..


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I read some more Ninjak over the weekend; now up to issue 10.

I definitely might be crazy, but I am really enjoying this book! I'm looking forward to seeing how Ninjak takes down Dr. Silk in the later issues :)


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Guys! We need to do an intervention here guys before we lose Jonesy!


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dave wrote:
Guys! We need to do an intervention here guys before we lose Jonesy!


Next thing you know, he'll be liking Deathmate....


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dave wrote:
Guys! We need to do an intervention here guys before we lose Jonesy!


Next thing you know, he'll be liking Deathmate....


I blame it on Valiant Vision. Jonesy has been wearing those glasses for months. That's got to have an effect on him.


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You guys rule!

The thing is, my first Valiant books when I was a wee child were Ninjak #1, Deathmate, Valiant Vision Starter Kit, and X-O Manowar 0. While I now certainly realize how horrid V.V. and Deathmate are, I really do still dig Ninjak. I think it is because Batman is my all-time favorite superhero next to Vertigo's Sandman, and Ninjak is definitely a knock-off of bats (the wealthy playboy superhero aspect anyway).


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JonesyAZ wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You guys rule!

The thing is, my first Valiant books when I was a wee child were Ninjak #1, Deathmate, Valiant Vision Starter Kit, and X-O Manowar 0. While I now certainly realize how horrid V.V. and Deathmate are, I really do still dig Ninjak. I think it is because Batman is my all-time favorite superhero next to Vertigo's Sandman, and Ninjak is definitely a knock-off of bats (the wealthy playboy superhero aspect anyway).


So, if Batman is your favorite, then what did you think of the punch Hal landed on Bruce in Rebirth? Me, I thought it was the least Bruce deserved, at the time.


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JonesyAZ wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You guys rule!

The thing is, my first Valiant books when I was a wee child were Ninjak #1, Deathmate, Valiant Vision Starter Kit, and X-O Manowar 0. While I now certainly realize how horrid V.V. and Deathmate are, I really do still dig Ninjak. I think it is because Batman is my all-time favorite superhero next to Vertigo's Sandman, and Ninjak is definitely a knock-off of bats (the wealthy playboy superhero aspect anyway).


So, if Batman is your favorite, then what did you think of the punch Hal landed on Bruce in Rebirth? Me, I thought it was the least Bruce deserved, at the time.


Same here.


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JonesyAZ wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You guys rule!

The thing is, my first Valiant books when I was a wee child were Ninjak #1, Deathmate, Valiant Vision Starter Kit, and X-O Manowar 0. While I now certainly realize how horrid V.V. and Deathmate are, I really do still dig Ninjak. I think it is because Batman is my all-time favorite superhero next to Vertigo's Sandman, and Ninjak is definitely a knock-off of bats (the wealthy playboy superhero aspect anyway).


So, if Batman is your favorite, then what did you think of the punch Hal landed on Bruce in Rebirth? Me, I thought it was the least Bruce deserved, at the time.


Oh, it was absolutely deserved :) I like reading characters even when they may not be the greatest incarnation. For example, i've gone back to re-read Zero Hour and Reing of the Supermen and it's cool to see how Hal Jordan was different back then, and how Johns has developed Green Lantern back into a heroic stance :)


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JonesyAZ wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:
JonesyAZ wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You guys rule!

The thing is, my first Valiant books when I was a wee child were Ninjak #1, Deathmate, Valiant Vision Starter Kit, and X-O Manowar 0. While I now certainly realize how horrid V.V. and Deathmate are, I really do still dig Ninjak. I think it is because Batman is my all-time favorite superhero next to Vertigo's Sandman, and Ninjak is definitely a knock-off of bats (the wealthy playboy superhero aspect anyway).


So, if Batman is your favorite, then what did you think of the punch Hal landed on Bruce in Rebirth? Me, I thought it was the least Bruce deserved, at the time.


Oh, it was absolutely deserved :) I like reading characters even when they may not be the greatest incarnation. For example, i've gone back to re-read Zero Hour and Reing of the Supermen and it's cool to see how Hal Jordan was different back then, and how Johns has developed Green Lantern back into a heroic stance :)


Likewise. Coincidently, I have my biggest love/hate comic character pegged...as Batman. Some versions I really like the way they deal with him and other's, it's not about being multidimensional, he's just a *SQUEE*. I agree about what GJ has done with Hal. 90% of what he's done with GL has been gold. Back when the Gerard Jones era of GL ended, the editors had stopped caring and the series had become one big pile of bland. Marz, I think, actually did much to improve the book, for a while at least.


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