PopCultHQ received a review copy of Cowboy Ninja Viking – Deluxe Edition TP from Image Comics. Available January 10th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing from A. J. Lieberman, art/colors from Riley Rossmo, and lettering from Clayton Cowles.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
In Shops: January 10th, 2018
This giant, oversized, deluxe trade paperback collects the entire run of the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series, complete with extensive extras & bonus material. It started with Dr. Sebastian Ghislain—rogue psychotherapist / covert op / DJ. Tasked with creating a counterintelligence unit, he turned to those long thought useless to society: patients with multiple personality disorder. These agents became known simply as Triplets. Misguided? Yeah. Impractical? Sure. But did it work? Absolutely not! Now someone has located each Triplet and created a band of ridiculously disturbed but highly effective assassins. Our only hope? A Triplet known as Cowboy Ninja Viking. We are so screwed!
A. J. Lieberman’s crazy story of adventure, mayhem, and multiple personalities is fantastic. It has everything comics fans could want in a story and more. The plot is zany yet ties together in ways that no one will expect. Image Comics fans who have never read this series before will love it. Every character stands out on their own, especially each aspect of the split personality individuals.
Riley’s art and colors are nothing less than superb. Each page’s art is refined but also edgy. Given the nature of the series, edgy art is just what fits the bill to match this crazy story. The same can be said for the colors. There isn’t much color to the whole series, but that works in this case because it doesn’t detract, it adds to the artwork and the whole mad nature of ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking.’
Clayton’s lettering gives a broad depth to the book. There is a special attention to detail when lettering the words of the various personalities. This is so that readers don’t get confused by whom is talking when. It helps illustrate that within the main character is the three different personas of the title.
PopCultHQ’s Overall Assessment:
A secret agent who has the personalities of a ninja, a cowboy, and a viking. It’s a recipe for adventure, mayhem and utter hilarity. Fans of the series will appreciate this complete edition and newcomers will delight in this book with its crazy plot and fabulous art.
COWBOY NINJA VIKING – Deluxe Edition TP can be purchased on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, January 10th!
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Writer – A. J. Lieberman
Artist – Riley Rossmo
Letterer – Clayton Cowles
Publisher – Image Comics