Martial Arts Mayhem with a Supernatural Twist in Ninja Kaidan
BLACKBOX COMICS celebrates its fifth anniversarywith
brand new ongoing series and move to FOC.
New York City, NY (April 11, 2022) – After bursting onto the comics scene in 2017 with acclaimed series, I.T., The Secret World of Modern Banking, BLACKBOX COMICShave continued to deliver exciting new creators and content on a monthly basis.
Now, to coincide with their fifth anniversary, BLACKBOX istaking the next step in their evolution with the launch of a brand new ongoing series as they join Diamond Comics’FOC (Final Order Cutoff) program.
Debuting in July, Ninja Kaidan, brings together the creative team of writer Eric Palicki, artist Lucas Meyer, colorist Michael Bartolo and letterer Dezi Sienty – under the watchful eye of BLACKBOX editor, publisher and creator, Dimitrios Zaharakis – to tell the story of Yuki Snow, an unlikely ninja who faces an even unlikelier foe… GHOSTS.
“This is absolutely the most bonkers script I’ve ever written,” says writer Eric Palicki (Black’s Myth, Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists). “It leans into the traditions of comics and action movies of the 1990s, formative material in my evolution as a storyteller.”
Not even a lifetime of martial arts training and years of military service can prepare Yuki for his latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge when he inherits YokaiConsolidated, his estranged father’s company. Yuki quickly becomes fascinated by his father’s pet project, the miraculous Kaidan armor, which allows its wearer to see, hear, and even touch ghosts! As he struggles to unravel the mystery of the armor and its purpose, Yuki finds himself facing foes, living and dead, who will stop at nothing to take it for themselves.
According to Palicki, “This is a story about ninjas versus ghosts, but it’s also the story of a son stepping out from under his father’s shadow.”
Readers can get their first glimpse of Ninja Kaidan in this exclusive new trailer, as well as these preview pages and covers from the first issue.
“Lucas [Meyer] was born to draw frenetic action, and he brings this story to life beautifully,” says Palicki. “I think people are going to be blown away by his work.”
Fans are encouraged to pre-order the series now from their local comic book shop (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BLACKBOXCOMICS.NETwebsite – and digital copies can be purchased via comiXology on Amazon Kindle. Don’t miss this exciting new chapter in the BLACKBOX COMICS universe!
Ninja Kaidan is in May PREVIEWS, and the first issue arrives in store with three covers, including a variant drawn by industry legend Ron Frenz (Thunderstrike, Spider-Girl). Retailers can adjust and add to their initial orders when the title goes on FOC ahead of its July release.
Ninja Kaidan #1 Cover A Lucas Meyer [MAY221292]
Ninja Kaidan #1 Cover B Ron Frenz [MAY221293]
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