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Preview: Hook Jaw

HOOK JAW

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Giulia Brusco
Letterer: Rob Steen
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hook Jaw Created By Pat Mills & Ramon Sola
FC – $16.99 – 128pp – On sale in comic stores: July 26, 2017
On sale in book stores: August 15, 2017
ISBN: 9781782768050

Hook Jaw – the nigh-on legendary great white shark that has haunted oceans and nightmares alike for decades…

As the crew of the scientific vessel the Sola enter Somalian waters to study the group of great white sharks known as the ‘Virgin Brides,’ they soon fall foul of Somalian pirates, the US military and the infamous Hook Jaw! But who is the real hero of the story?

Written by Si Spurrier and with art by Conor Boyle and Giulia Brusco, Hook Jaw revives the notorious Action comic strip created by Pat Mills and Ramon Sola that proved so controversial, it was banned!

Collects Hook Jaw issues #1 to #5.

Preview: Hook Jaw #5

HOOK JAW #5

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco ​
COVER A – Nick Percival
COVER B – Marc Laming
COVER C – Pasquale Qualano
​FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 26

​FINAL ISSUE!

The Brit classic reimagined by superstar writer Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers)! Illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle!

Preview: Hook Haw #4

HOOK JAW #4

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Brian Williamson
​FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: March 29

PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

The Brit classic reimagined by superstar writer Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers)! Illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle!

Preview: Hook Jaw #3

HOOK JAW #3

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
COVER A: Dylan Teague
COVER B: Tom Mandrake
COVER C: Nick Percival
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: February 22

The Brit horror classic reimagined by superstar writer Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers)! Illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle!

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Euro Thursday Review: Hook Jaw

hook_jaw_2_cover-aIn 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?!

Published by British publisher Titan Comics, written by Si Spurrier, with art by Conor Boyle, at two issues in, Hook Jaw went from silly to silly fun really quick.

I was completely unfamiliar with anything that came before, so when I went into the first issue, it honestly felt a bit like a Jaws rip-off with some CIA/Navy SEALS guys thrown in. The second issue embraces all of that calling out the fact it’s a goofy Jaws cash-in and just completely makes fun of the tough guy CIA/Navy SEAL leader who keeps repeating the same phrase over and over while his machismo is mocked.

Spurrier has embraced the goofy here and it totally pays off. I read the first issue with some interest and it was good. It’s the second issue that really brings me in because it decides to not take itself seriously. At that point the comic embraces the fun and silly premise. It’s a shark with a hook coming out of its front! It uses the hook to stab people! How can that not be funny!? When the comic doesn’t take seriously, it shines and hooks me.

Boyle’s art too is over the top embracing the gore when he can giving us a bloody mess that I remember from all of those movies this comic pays homage to. What’s interesting is the art doesn’t change really, but Spurrier’s tone reflects in it. If it’s goofy, the art comes off as goofy. If the writing is serious, the art is serious. But, the art doesn’t change at all, which is fascinating.

Hook Jaw #2 is where things really take off for me. I’m looking forward to more and sitting back and embracing the utter ridiculousness of it all and enjoying every page of it.

Story: Si Spurrier Art: Conor Boyle
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Hook Jaw #2

HOOK JAW #2

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: Staz Johnson
Cover C: John Aggs
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: January 18

The Brit horror classic reimagined by superstar writer Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers)! Illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle!

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Preview: Hook Jaw #1

HOOK JAW #1

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
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
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 21

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?!

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Preview: Hook Jaw #1

Hook Jaw #1

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
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
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?!

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Check Out Brian Williamson’s Cover for Hook Jaw #1

Titan Comics has revealed a brand-new, razor-sharp Diamond UK cover to Hook Jaw #1 by Brian Williamson.

Hitting stores in December, the five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier 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?!

The mini-series is set to be an intense modern iteration of the titular ocean predator, which debuted in legendary British comic (and forerunner to 2000ADAction #1. Initially inspired by the success of the film, JawsHook Jaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release!

Hook Jaw #1 will be on sale in comic stores and digital devices from December 14, 2016.

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Hookjaw resurfaces at Titan Comics!

Titan Comics will release a brand-new Hookjaw mini-series, the publisher announced at Friday’s San Diego Comic Con Diamond Retailer presentation.

Hitting stores in December 2016, the five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier 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.

The mini-series is set to be 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, Hookjaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release!

As the series synopsis indicates, this creative team are pushing this new iteration into completely uncharted water.

Off the coast of Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists are studying the Virgin Brides, a pack of female great white. What secrets are laying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOKJAW?!

Hookjaw #1 will be on sale in comic stores and digital devices from December 2016.

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