Valiant; $3.99

Colin King, a/k/a Ninjak, is one of MI6’s most accomplished and dangerous weapons. He’s also about to commit treason.

Roku has taken hostages, people that Colin cares about, and she’s threatening to kill them if he doesn’t retrieve an object for her. It just so happens that this particular object is housed at MI6 – one of the most fortified places on the planet. Ninjak will have to sneak into the building where he works, find the item, and break out without killing any of his coworkers – among whom are his friend Neville, superheroine Livewire, and the very accomplished Colonel Capshaw.

Like any good Ninjak story, this one was full of cool action and a bit of spy intelligence. Writer Eliot Rahal kicked off the series with a premise that’s easy to follow while also promising some exciting, complicated interactions in the future. Ninjak may have only faced a few of his fellow heroes in this issue, but the last few pages teased what’ll be one heck of a fight with Valiant’s heavy hitters.

Joe Bennett with Belardino Brabo did a great job on the art, with colors by Ulises Arreola. The action is laid out clearly, the panel viewpoints are cinematic, and the colors crackle with energy. It looks like a popcorn blockbuster, which makes sense given its digital-first origin by Aaron Schoenke.

-Amanda Sheriff