Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top 5 Comic Book Ninjas

We here at Office Ninja Central read lots of comics. I mean, lots. It's actually becoming a problem; we're getting no work done, and our boss DB is starting to get irritated, and he's not believing our story that it's "research."

Anyway, since today is New Comics Wednesday, we all realized that there are so many awesome ninjas in comics, and you guys may not know about all of them. So we put together a Top 5 list of the best ninjas in comic book world!

1. ELEKTRA

Probably the most famous comic ninja on the list, Elektra graced the pages of Daredevil in the 80s when Frank Miller was on board. She was Daredevil's true love, and was tragically killed by the villain Bullseye. But was she really? You've got to read to find out! Daredevil issues 168-190 are the main storyline.

2. DEATH NINJA

Death Ninja was a short-lived character who appeared in early issues of Ghost Rider. He was actually killed and came back, which made him a ZOMBIE ninja (is there anything cooler than that?!). On top of that, he just wanted to stay dead in the first place! You can find him in early issues of Ghost Rider.

3. PSYLOCKE

Not only is Psylocke a ninja, she's part of the X-Men! She's actually a British-born character whose soul was thrust into the body of a ninja. She might be the only white, British ninja we've ever heard of... whatever, she's definitely bad-ass!

4. ZEN THE INTERGALACTIC NINJA

What’s cooler than a ninja? A ninja from outer space! Zen was destined to die in space after being a failed experiment (sounds a lot like Deadpool in space to us), but was rescued by a ninja clan who trained him. From the 90s you can find him as an NES game and in his own comic under the Archie Comics banner.

5. LADY SHIVA

Probably the best and baddest ninja in all the DC Universe. She's actually taken on and beaten Batman and Nightwing! Only one person has ever defeated her, and we're not telling you who - go read about it! You can find her in both the old and New 52 DC Universes, check for her appearances in the Bat books.

Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments so we can add to our collection!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ninjas of the Week

It's Friday, so get those Ninja stars out, the beer open, and get ready for our Ninjas of the Week! Okay, maybe should you wait until you get home first. Or not. It really depends on how liberal your boss is with "rules"...

5. BRISTOL CAT

A cat in Bristol, England is causing problems for the local post office. Every time the mail gets slid into the slot of the door, he reaches out and grabs it with his claws. The post office is threatening to stop delivery, but the owner refuses to lock up his ninja, err, cat. We picture this feline dressed in ninja garb, deftly procuring the mail every day. We have half a mind to have a pizza delivered the same way and see what happens...

4. BEYONCE


Beyonce dropped a new album this week with zero notice - just BOOM, HERE IT IS, BITCHES. Not only did she ninja that puppy into the charts (every single song was in Billboard's Top 100 at once, a feat that has never been done), she released a full length music video of the whole album. We're giving props to Bey for not only sneaking up on us, but for delivering a solid, brave record that deserves every ounce of praise it's getting.

3. ELEVATOR NINJA WOMAN



A man in China this week who tried to get fresh with a woman in an elevator got an unexpected surprised when she ninja'd the crap out of him, and it was all caught on camera. Although there are rumors that the beatdown might have been faked, we're giving her the benefit of the doubt, if for no other reason than it's a great PSA for any guy who might try this. You don't know who's a ninja and who isn't until you're holding your teeth in your hand...

Watch it here: 

2. 11 YEAR OLD RUSSIAN GIRL


And 11 year old in Russia this week decided that she wanted to fly, and didn't seem to care that she had no ticket or passport on her. The girl managed to slip by security without inspection at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow and onto a St. Petersburg-bound flight on Monday, according to Russian outlet NEWSru.com. When she landed, her family eventually got hold of her - the government put her on a plane back to Moscow. We have to give the girl props for her obvious ninja abilities.

1. LEEANDIANEZ RODIGUEZ


Speaking of girl empowerment, our #1 Ninja of the Week is 12 year old LeeAdianez Rodriguez, who thought she was running a 5K (about 4 miles), which is a feat in itself. What she didn't realize is that she was in a half marathon race (13.1 miles). So she kept going!! She completed the whole thing, despite having only trained for 1/3 the distance, and got a medal. That kind of ninja stamina and resilience is why she wins this week. She's a great example of what you can do if you want it bad enough. We should all go out and try to run a half marathon.

Or we could just sit here on this couch and finish off the extra large pizza left-over from last night. But we'll definitely start training next week. Or the week after.