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Hook Jaw #3-5

Mag, Clint and his Navy SEALs descend into the depths, only to find themselves in a terrifying encounter! Meanwhile, some other interested parties arrive in the area, and more is discovered about what it is the CIA are looking for. Mag comes up with a plan to save Laurie from the pirates, but with Hook Jaw around, is anyone safe?

Hook Jaw is still one of the funniest, best-written creature feature comics I’ve read in a while.

The art isn’t pretty (the character renderings are sort of lumpy), but it gets its point across, and the sharks are effective. The writing is snarky and informative at the same time – I like that the writers try their hardest not to demonize sharks, but instead show that these creatures are reacting to extraordinary, human-caused circumstances...

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Hook Jaw #2

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 – HOOKJAW?!

Hook Jaw continues to be an excellent, entertaining read, and a nontypical comic story to boot.

This second issue continues the story’s quirky writing and interesting setup. The art isn’t especially good, but serves its purpose and has a good sense of action. A couple of scenes were laugh-out-loud funny. And yes, Hook Jaw herself is a really scary fish. I like how the story balances the Jaws elements with actual scientific fact; t...

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Hook Jaw #1

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 is a surprising little gem of a comic.

Generally “beast-sploitation” comics run the way of all B-movies: a formulaic excuse to watch toothsome creatures rip apart partially-clothed partiers. There’s a bungled government experiment; then a conveniently-located party; then Raar, Aiee, Rip-rip there go the teenagers. Eventually the poor misbegotten critter gets blown up. Nerd gets girl. Roll credits.

But Hook Jaw goes an ...

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