HOOKJAW ARCHIVES HC
Writer: Pat Mills and Ken Armstrong
Artist: Ramona Sola and various
Publisher: Titan Comics
BW/FC – 160pp – $34.99
On sale in comic stores: August 30
On sale in bookstores: September 26
Hook Jaw – the comic so controversial, it got banned! Pat Mills and Ramon Sola’s classic 70s ‘sharksploitation’ strip is collected in one volume by Titan Comics, featuring the great white shark that targets the corrupt and greedy!
Hook Jaw, the previously out of print classic created by Pat Mills, with art by Ramon Sola, is brought together in a prestige hardback by Titan Comics. See for yourself the controversial story that caused a media storm, as a vengeful great white shark strikes back against those who would pollute or exploit its natural habitat!
Hook Jaw created by Pat Mills, “the Godfather of British comics”.
Stories out of print before this re-release.
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.