An intense modern iteration of the titular ocean predator, which debuted in legendary British comic (and forerunner to 2000AD) Action #1. Initially inspired by the success of the film, Jaws, Hook Jaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release – but now Hook Jaw is back in a new mini series thanks the folks at Titan Comics!
The debut issue of this five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers, Doctor Who, Numbercruncher) and illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle, with colors by Giulia Brusco and edited by legendary British comics editor and marine life expert artist, Steve White.
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?!
Hook Jaw #1
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 14, 2016
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: John McCrea
Cover C: Marc Laming
Cover D: Anna Dittman
Cover E: Steve White
Diamond UK variant: Brian Williamson