A Four-Part Event Storyline Beginning in NINJAK #10 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite!
As revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, Valiant is proud to announce “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – a special four-part event storyline beginning this December in NINJAK #10! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) – the chart-topping creative team behind the sold-out debut of UNITY – reunite to collide NINJAK with SHADOWMAN for a terrifying descent into an unknown and uncharted plane of existence!
As an extra-added bonus, the first 40-page chapter of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” will also feature enhanced GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shelf covers by artists Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Tom Muller (Wolf), and Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY)! Then look for new GLOW-IN-THE-DARK covers from Valiant’s top talents each month as “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” continues in the pages of NINJAK’s acclaimed ongoing series!
“I’ve been excited to bring Shadowman back for a while… He’s got a pretty dark past and some murky motivations that help him live up to his name,” said “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” writer Matt Kindt told Entertainment Weekly. “As a writer, it’s some pretty juicy stuff to sink your teeth into. I also think that reader anticipation and curiosity over the character is another thing that really makes him attractive… So picking up a character like that and catching up with where he is and what he’s done since is going to be pretty dark…and pretty fun.”
“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Shadowman back to the forefront and thrilled to be doing it with Matt, Doug and Ninjak,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “The fans have been screaming for Shadowman to return. The last time they saw him we left them with an emotional cliffhanger. We’ve been slowly laying the seeds for his big return and I can’t think of a cooler, more exciting way to reveal what he’s been up to.”
In 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back. The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codname: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness – the mysterious occult specialist PUNK MAMBO – back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.
What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them?
“Over the past year, Matt has built an intrigue-laden master plan for Ninjak, and many of the threads he’s set up – the secret of Ninjak’s training, the revelation of the Shadow Seven’s identities, and the fallout of ‘THE SHADOW WARS’ – will converge in ‘OPERATION: DEADSIDE,'” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “At the heart of it, ‘OPERATION: DEADSIDE’ is the story of a mission gone horribly wrong and what happens when someone who under any other circumstances would be considered a master of his element finds himself washed up – figuratively and literally – in a new environment that quickly outmatches the abilities of his mind and body. This is a tale of survival…and Ninjak is going to have to adapt quickly to what Deadside has in store to discover what secrets it has been hiding all along.”
This December, master storytellers Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite bring SHADOWMAN roaring back from the darkness – and into the crosshairs of MI-6’s deadliest master assassin – in “OPERATION: DEADSIDE“, a horrifying new sci-fi action epic beginning in NINJAK #10! Plus: also beginning in the 40-page first issue of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE“, Matt Kindt begins an all-new chapter of NINJAK‘s never-before-told origin in “THE LOST FILES”, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)! And don’t miss all of the GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shelf covers for “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” from artists Doug Braithwaite, Tom Muller, and Trevor Hairsine – on shelves everywhere for the first chapter of Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestone, only in NINJAK #10!
Visit Entertainment Weekly now for a full-length “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”Q&A with writer Matt Kindt, artist Doug Braithwaite, Valiant Editor-in Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP Cover A (Glow-in-the-Dark) by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover B (Glow-in-the-Dark) by TOM MULLER Cover C (Glow-in-the-Dark) by TREVOR HAIRSINE Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Before THE VALIANT – Read Each VALIANT #1 Issue for FREE on comiXology!
Valiant Entertainment and comiXology are making nine Valiant Comics #1 issues available as free downloads for the month of July 2014!
In celebration of THE VALIANT – Valiant’s upcoming prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and PaoloRivera – Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher is making nine of its biggest #1 issues available as FREE downloads on comiXology for the month of July!
First Look: Judgment Awaits in SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1
A Merciless New Mini-Series from PETER MILLIGAN and VALENTINE DE LANDRO!
Here’s your first look at Shadowman: End Times #1 by writer Peter Milligan and artist Valentine De Landro, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale April 30th, 2014.
Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3) – the oversized, 40-page FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, standalone adventure that will push New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian to a perilous new tipping point!
Here’s a preview of Shadowman #15 by Peter Milligan, Roberto de la Torre, and Al Barrionuevo, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale February 5th, 2014.
Valiant is proud to to present an advance preview of Shadowman #15 – the next nerve-shattering chapter of “Fear, Blood, and Shadows” by legendary writer Peter Milligan and acclaimed artists Roberto de la Torre and Al Barrionuevo!
Here’s a preview of Shadowman #14 by writer Peter Milligan and artist Roberto De La Torre, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale January 8th, 2014.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #14! Peter Milligan and Roberto de la Torre‘s savage exploration of the Shadowman mythos continues here on January 8th in the next chapter of the brand new story arc, “Fear, Blood, and Shadows”!
As the Shadowman loa begins to exert its influence in even more unexpected ways, Jack Boniface is quickly coming to terms with the darkness inside him and finding out firsthand just how brutal unchecked power can be. With word of Shadowman’s increased unpredictability spreading across New Orleans, Jack’s former allies in the Abettors grow even more suspicious of their latest trainee…and begin to consider drastic measures…
ZUB and SEPULVEDA Present a Very Special Halloween Spooktacular in SHADOWMAN #11!
Here’s a six page preview of Shadowman #11 by Jim Zub & Miguel Sepulveda, on sale October 2nd, 2013 from Valiant Comics.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #11 from Harvey Award nominated writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and fan favorite artist Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns)! On October 2nd, evil has its day when Jack Boniface tackles his very first Halloween in the Valiant Universe!
It’s All Hallow’s Eve in News Orleans – and Shadowman’s about to find himself alone on the job, standing guard on the most dangerous night of the year. Still reeling from the fallout of his cataclysmic battle with Master Darque, can Jack go it alone and protect his city from the legion of evils that haunt the Halloween night?
By popular demand, it’s a special October tale for Valiant’s nocturnal guardian – and a standalone story that’s perfect for new readers! And look for the special Shadowman #11 Halloween Mask Variant – featuring a fully detachable Shadowman mask designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes! For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.