Hook Jaw #1
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 14, 2016
In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the US Navy. But why is the CIA so interested in the work of the scientists? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOK JAW?!
Writer Si Spurrier
Artists Conor Boyle, Guilia Brusco
FC • 32pp • $3.99 - On Sale January 11, 2017
THE BRIT CLASSIC REIMAGINED BY SUPERSTAR WRITER SI SPURRIER (CRY HAVOC, WEAVERS)!
ILLUSTRATED BY RISING STAR CONOR BOYLE!
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: Staz Johnson
Cover C: John Aggs
Hook Jaw was created by Mills as a Jaws cash-in and the flagship title of the comic. The strip was scripted by Ken Armstrong and drawn by Ramon Sola. Hook Jaw is a Great White Shark and the hero of the series, even though he spends most of his time eating most of the human cast of characters. The name Hook Jaw comes from the gaff hook stuck in the shark's jaw after some fisherman tried to catch the creature shortly before being eaten by it. Mills gave the strip an environmental edge by having Hook Jaw eat corrupt humans, or criminals, seeking to exploit the seas, as well as anyone else unlucky enough to get near him. Hook Jaw appeared in three stories before the ban. The first was set on an oil rig, the second was set on an island resort in the Caribbean, and the third was set just off the south coast of England. Hook Jaw returned after the ban, but no longer ate as many people and if he did it was off panel. The strip also lost the environmental themes Mills had placed in it. Spitfire Comics in 2007 released a collection of the pre-ban strips in Collected Hook Jaw vol.1.
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