Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ninjak #10 Receives Full Returnability, Enhanced Discount and Upgraded Cover Stock


Remember the 90s? The era of TLC, parachute pants and a million different variants of comic book covers? Valiant remembers at least the last part of the equation, tapping into that era in terms of offering a glow-in-the-dark cover for Ninjak #10. Unfortunately, things didn't work out exactly as planned and Valiant is now aiming to make it right. The first issue of the "Operation: Deadside" storyline by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite has been made fully returnable for all accounts and will now feature an upgraded, high-quality cover stock in lieu of the previously solicited glow-in-the-dark cover treatment.

"Valiant's number one priority is the quality of our content and this is one rare instance where the manufacturing process was unable to satisfactorily capture what we had envisioned," said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "Many fans, retailers, creators, and Valiant staff alike were looking forward to "OPERATION: DEADSIDE"'s glow-in-the-dark covers – a first in Valiant history. Unfortunately, the samples just didn't live up to expectations and, rather than release something that fell beneath our standard of quality, we're upgrading the covers all around to give fans an equally weighty and every bit as exciting reading experience come December."

Retailers that previously qualified for returnability based on Ninjak #10's qualifying incentives will now also receive an extra 5% discount on their orders of NINJAK #10 for a total of 70% off all qualifying orders. The shipping schedule for Ninjak #10 will remain unaffected by this change and will still arrive in stores on time for the issue's December 9th on-sale date, maintaining Valiant's unbroken record of on-time shipping across more than 300 individual issues since their 2012 launch. Additionally, the previously solicited Ninjak #11 and Ninjak #12 will now feature the same upgraded cover stock, rather than glow-in-the-dark cover treatments as well.

In 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back. The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness – the mysterious occult specialist PUNK MAMBO – back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home. What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them?

Full press release below.
Valiant's NINJAK #10 Receives Full Returnability, Enhanced Discount
and Upgraded Cover Stock in Lieu of Glow-in-the-Dark Treatment

Retailers be advised: Valiant Entertainment's NINJAK #10 – the first issue of the "OPERATION: DEADSIDE" storyline by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite featuring the long-awaited return of Shadowman to the Valiant Universe - has been made fully returnable for all accounts and will now feature an upgraded, high-quality cover stock in lieu of the previously solicited glow-in-the-dark cover treatment.

Retailers that previously qualified for returnability based on NINJAK #10's qualifying incentives will now also receive an extra 5% discount on their orders of NINJAK #10 for a total of 70% off all qualifying orders.

The shipping schedule for NINJAK #10 will remain unaffected by this change and will still arrive in stores on time for the issue's December 9th on-sale date, maintaining Valiant's unbroken record of on-time shipping across more than 300 individual issues since their 2012 launch. Additionally, the previously solicited NINJAK #11 and NINJAK #12 will now feature the same upgraded cover stock, rather than glow-in-the-dark cover treatments as well. 

"Valiant's number one priority is the quality of our content and this is one rare instance where the manufacturing process was unable to satisfactorily capture what we had envisioned," said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "Many fans, retailers, creators, and Valiant staff alike were looking forward to "OPERATION: DEADSIDE"'s glow-in-the-dark covers – a first in Valiant history. Unfortunately, the samples just didn't live up to expectations and, rather than release something that fell beneath our standard of quality, we're upgrading the covers all around to give fans an equally weighty and every bit as exciting reading experience come December."

First revealed at Entertainment Weekly, “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” is a special four-part, in-series event storyline beginning in NINJAK #10! Come aboard here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) – the chart-topping creative team behind the sold-out debut of UNITY – reunite for an all-new jumping-on point colliding Ninjak with Shadowman for a terrifying descent into an unknown and uncharted plane of existence!

In 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.

The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness – the mysterious occult specialist PUNK MAMBO – back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them?

Featuring covers by all-star artists Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Tom Muller (Wolf), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), the first chapter of Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestone arrives in stores on December 9th, only in NINJAK #10 – the FIRST ISSUE of "OPERATION: DEADSIDE"!

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NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT151734)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT151735)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151736)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT151737)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (OCT151738)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th (FOC – 11/16/15)

NINJAK #11 (“OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 2)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by KANO (NOV151712)
Cover B by CARY NORD (NOV151713)
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV151714)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV151715)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV151716)

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 13th (FOC – 12/21/15)

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