Thursday, 27 May 2010
The return of Shako
Just got the new editions of Zarjazz and Dogbreath - and what a nice suprise to see this old timer making a welcome return.
Shako was late out of the gate in 2000AD, not appearing until Prog 20, but was actually one of the strips in the dummy edition.
That dummy was created before the Action upset and it certainly has echoes of pre-censored Hookjaw, what with the nasty, graphic, highly original human deaths dealt by this force of nature, depicted in gruesome detail by Spanish artists.
So, good to see the tradition continuing courtesy of writer Rich Clements and artist Bryan Coyle - the head in the mouth shot could easily be from '77.