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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!

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. 6 – The Malignant Truth

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR VOL. 6 – THE MALIGNANT TRUTH

Writers: Si Spurrier, Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
HC – SC – 128pp – $19.99 – On sale in stores: April 18
ISBN: 9781785857300

New adventures starring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith!

The truth behind the Doctor’s possible-crime revealed! Shocking surprises in store for the Doctor’s companions! The thrilling chase resolved; every mystery unveiled! Don’t miss this final chapter where the Doctor and his companions face… The Malignant Truth!

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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Manga Monday: Attack on Titan Anthology

aot_anthology_nycc-450x675The manga megahit Attack on Titan, reinterpreted by some of comics’ top talent! Featuring original stories by a long roster of comic superstars such as Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Avon Oeming, Paolo Rivera, Cameron Stewartand Babs Tarr!

This unprecedented, full-colour collaboration between East and West will be released first in English, making it indispensable for Attack on Titan fans and curious comic fans.

When it comes to Attack on Titan my only real exposure to the series was watching the horrendous live action film that came out. I haven’t watched the anime and I haven’t read the manga, but when I heard the Attack on Titan Anthology was coming out, I made sure to grab a copy during New York Comic Con. If I was going to buy it, might as well go with the limited edition cover.

While this anthology isn’t a traditional way to be introduced, it was an interesting one as a who’s who of Western creators tackle this manga phenomenon. And what’s nicer is that each creator gave it their own spin sticking to their style of storytelling and moving the settings of the stories around for different situations and locations.

This is an eclectic mix in a good way with stories that seem to stick to a setting and story that you’d see in the manga series while other creators went with a complete break. There’s horror. There’s humor. There’s action. There’s a little of everything and it’s all enjoyable in its own way.

What’s really interesting to me is recognizing the creators based on their entries. I read the entire graphic novel in one sitting and played guess the creator as I went along creating a fun little game and each creator really does bring their own style. So, if you’re a fan of the folks’ work, you’re probably going to enjoy this.

I knew so little about the world and what to expect going in other than the creative talent lined up, but coming out of it, I want to check out more. If you’re interested in finding out a bit about Attack on Titan, but don’t want to take the chance on manga, this is a solid way to go to find out a bit more about what it’s all about.

Story and Art: Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, John Rauch, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Bill Murdon, Afua Richardson, Genevieve Valentine, David Lopez, Faith Erin Hicks, Cris Peter, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, Paolo Rivera, Gail Simone, Phil Jimenez, Alonso Nunez, Elmer Santos, Sam Humphries, Damion Scott, Sigmund Torre, Rhianna Pratchett, Jorge Corona, Jen Hickman, Ben Applegate, Ronald Wimberly, Kevin Wada, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Jiji Knight, Si Spurrier, Kate Brown, Paul Duffield, Dee Cunniffe, Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, Kate Leth, Jeremy Lambert
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.15

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #2.15

Writer: Si Spurrier / Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Tom Humberstone
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: jaKE
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 21

It’s all come down to this, the epic conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s second year! With a trail of temporal devastation in his wake, and casualties mounting among his companions, can the Doctor find the truth at last about his Time War crime? And will that truth, once won, prove to have been worth the cost?!

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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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