The iconic and controversial comic series Hookjaw returns in an all-new series! The seas off the coast of Africa are the setting for an action-packed, visceral tale of the Great White shark that is a relentless force of nature! Research scientists, the US military, Somali pirates... all of them may feel they're the hero of the story, but they have reckoned without the near-mythical Hookjaw!
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"There's a lot of narrative complexity in this tale, which is a surprise, since it's about a vengeful shark with a harpoon sticking out of its maw. In fact, the eponymous shark---who originally starred in action/horror comics in the 1970s-often feels like an afterthought, with most of the drama and menace centered around Somali pirates, rogue Navy SEALs, and shady U.S. government operatives. Hook Jaw really only comes into play as a threat when someone sits a little too close to the water. The story opens with researchers studying sharks in Somali waters. They are captured by pirates and then rescued by Navy SEALs, who soon become antagonists as well. That setup opens a sprawling narrative featuring an unwieldy cast of characters. Writer Spurrier (The Shadow, Judge Dredd) requires readers to keep track of everyone's ulterior motives and conspiracies-threads that would work in an espionage thriller but only distract in a survival story about a human-hunting shark. Artist Boyle (Futurequake) handles the details of blood-soaked water well, but his human figures are a bit more shaky. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."