Valiant Comics is teasing the return of Ninjak this September, with a teaser image sent to media this morning.
Ninjak is a fictional comic book character that originally appeared in eponymous books by Valiant Comics, and later by Acclaim Comics. Co-created by writer Mark Moretti and artist Joe Quesada, the character first appeared in Bloodshot #6 as Colin King and quickly gained his own series. The Ninjak series was very popular and Ninjak #1 placed number one on Wizard Magazine’s Top Ten Hottest Comics of the month article in Feb of 1994. The lead character is ninja spy Ninjak, whose alter ego is British playboy Colin King. Ninjak immediately hit with readers, the first issue has sold close to 1 million copies. Ninjak has become one of the most popular Valiant characters continuing a long run and selling millions more copies to date. Ninjak comics have been translated into a number of languages including German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Filipino and Chinese among others.
A second series was produced after Valiant Comics was purchased by video game company Acclaim Entertainment in 1996. The second series was written by Kurt Busiek. In the series, a teenager is endowed with ancient ninja powers from a video game. He is able to become the game’s hero, Ninjak, but finds that the twelve villains from the game have started appearing in the real world.