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Collected Hook Jaw (Spitfire Comics) Paperback – 1 Feb 2007


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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Spitfire Comics, a Division of SuperHeroStore Mult (1 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955473306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955473302
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 20.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,505,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Liston on 16 Nov 2009
Format: Paperback
Great to see this again - however....Hook Jaw - without the blood??? This was my reaction to reading the classic without its colour pages - admittedly most of the original pages did not have colour, but the occasional splash page (bringing new meaning to the term) of colour did help distinguish between depth, shadow and blood (particularly in the oilrig storyline, where it could at times be an oil-slick or a blood-slick).

But its the only way that we'll get these 97 reprint pages these days (if you've tried getting them at comic fairs, you'll know what I mean - you might get copies of Action, but Hook Jaw was often cut the strip chosen to be excised from the issue with a pair of scissors by the original 1970s collectors), so well worth it. In the interplay of Sola and Mills, see the synergy that led to Old One Eye in 2000A.D.'s 'Flesh' within a year of these strips first publication...
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jackson Pollock's No. 5 on 14 May 2007
Format: Paperback
Anyone reading Action as a kid will be dissapointed.

Anyone reading "Action - The Story of a Violent Comic" will feel ripped off.

The book size is quite large but the reprints only fit about 75% of the page!! The quality of the reprints is also poor and the paper is low quality.

Contrast this with the Charley's War books and it's VERY poor quality.

At the time I bought it, the number of pages wasn't stated, it is now with c110 or so - this is only slightly more stories than those in the Martin Barker book.

I only hope they improve vastly before volume 2...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Starscape on 17 May 2007
Format: Paperback
This edition of Collected Hook Jaw vol.1 has taken into account the criticisms of Jackson Pollock'sNo.5 into account. Not only is the paper of superior quality and the page and paper adjusted for a better fit but the scans are cleaner (600 dpi) than before and indeed better than many of the contemporary British comic graphic novels.

Still deadly!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By the Valiant on 26 Jan 2008
Format: Paperback
Don't know where the other review came from. I've never read the other Action book, so can't compare it to that.

This book is a great story from the 1970s British comic, Action. If you're a fan of 2000AD or even early British comics, you'll love this. Also, if you enjoy horror or action films, like Jaws, Rollerball, Carrie and the like, then you'll be a big fan. Hook Jaw is somewhat similar to the Hulk, in that he does go after the 'bad guys' but only through sheer accident.

The quality of the book is generally very high (certainly higher than other British collections of The Spider and the Steel Claw) and paper quality is higher than either Marvel Essentials or DC Showcase. Similar to the Dredd books Titan brought out in the 1980s.

Pat Mills is of course a legend in comics but the artwork by Ramon Sola is out of this world. How this guy slipped out of comics, I'll never know.

I hope this is just the start of the reprint collections. I'm desperate to see as I'd love to see some more stories from Battle, Warlord and Action.
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