This coming Wednesday, January 11th on New Comic Book Day (NCBD), Valiant Entertainment has a new 4-part story arc that’s going to make a big impact in the Valiant Universe. Writer Matt Kindt & artist Marc Laming begin the sinister showdown of 2017 in NINJAK #23 – the first issue of “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE”!
All of the threads of Kindt’s longterm plans for MI-6’s deadliest assassin are about to pay off as Roku stages a one-woman jailbreak of her former teammates in the Shadow Seven…and Valiant’s much-feared master of death and resurrection, Master Darque, plots a gambit to return to the earthly plane! Fans of BOOK OF DEATH, do not miss out… Some of the biggest questions in the Valiant Universe are about to be answered in a punishing and spectacular fashion over the course of the next four issues!
Here’s a look at the #NCBD release from Valiant this Wednesday!
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” begins here!
Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…
Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire! Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and blistering artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) here for a steel hardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award nominated series forever scarred!
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 11
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