Sharks are really cool. This is something that is known from the youngest of ages, and something that is carried in the hearts of men and women throughout their lives. Sharks are inherently one of the coolest animals in the world. When it was announced that Titan Comics is reviving the classic sharksploitation strip Hookjaw, suddenly the dearth of shark-focused comics in the marketplace became readily apparent.

Thankfully Si Spurrier, Conor BoyleGiulia Brusco and Rob Steen's revival of the classic British comic will help fill the shark-shaped hole we didn't know existed until now. Edited by marine life expert (and comic book editor, natch) Steve White, Hookjaw updates the themes of conservationism and environmentalism from the original strips in the pages of controversial magazine Action, and features a group of marine scientists caught in the crossfire between Somali pirates and the US Navy.

Check out the variant covers and preview pages below:

 

John McCrea
Marc Laming
Anna Dittman
Steve White

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

Hookjaw #1
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
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 – HOOKJAW?!

Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: John McCrea
Cover C: Marc Laming
Cover D: Anna Dittman
Cover E: Steve White