Join New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) as the sudden arrival of the X-O Manowar armor on Earth ignites an extraterrestrial arms race – one that Ninjak will aim to win by any means necessary.

After a failed brute force attempt on the life of Aric of Dacia, Vine agents deep within MI6 have only one option left in their gambit to retrieve the X-O Manowar armor – call in the deadly mercenary known as Ninjak! But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the Earth’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it?

Start reading here as Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance in X-O Manowar #5!

Story by Robert Venditti
Art by Lee Garbett
Cover by Mico Suayan

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.1%


DavidClark09/15/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.4
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  1. The first valiant comic I have read since Magnus the robot fighter and Turok from the 90’s, was X-0 #1 of the relaunched series, and I am loving it

  2. GREAT book, seems like #4 came out last week.

  3. Yeah, I thought it seemed like #4 just came out as well. I am loving this book and all of the Valiant books so far. The Valiant books are just as good as anything Marvel or DC is putting out, if not better.

  4. It’s no big deal but I wonder why this site has such a hard time with the covers to Valiant books.

    Anyway, it does feel like #4 was just a week ago. Cant wait to see what they do between Aric and Ninjak. Valiant for life.

  5. Nothing cooler than a out of time barbarian with high tech alien armor…Make Mine Valiant

  6. Ah, I see Cary Nord is not on art this issue. I’m not familar with Garbett.

  7. I’m excited to see Ninjak re-emerge in the Valiant universe. Agree with everyone here all the Valiant books have been top notch! Why no love from iFanboy? One of the Valiant books should have been pick of the week by now. Shame on you iFanboy!

    Cory Nord was at FanExpo this year and said he will return after this story arc and is already penciling issue #9. They are having two artists on the book to alternate between story arcs.

  8. loved this book and Ninjak is an awesome character hope he gets his own book eventually.

  9. I had never even heard of Valiant before this relaunch, and now I am buying everything they’re putting out, all their books are ridiculously high quality

  10. Best issue yet of this title. I’m sold on a Ninjak title if they go that route as well.

  11. Another great issue.

  12. This was a real good issue. Can’t wait till next month to find out wait happens to Aric. What does the Vine & Ninjak have in store?

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