Ryan Ottley Brings Back a Soundwave-Certified "Cool"
Title That NO ONE is Gonna Want to Miss!
The other day, it's just me (Comic Book John) and Greg here at the store. I'm bagging and taping some loose comics, and Greg's behind the counter, on the computer, doing the orders and SUDDENLY he squeals! I run behind the wall, yet amazed by the sound I just heard come out from behind the counter, to check and see what's wrong... Apparently, Greg lost his mind over a up-coming Image comic coming from artist Ryan Ottley: GRIZZLY SHARK. He proceeded to explain to me what it was all about...
A couple'a years ago, Ryan Ottley (Best known as the artist on Rober Kirkman's Invincible) and Jason Howard provided readers with a collaborative one-shot comic book entitled SEA BEAR & GRIZZLY SHARK. It was two separate stories, one focusing on an aquatic bear, the other on a land-dwelling shark. In both cases, the world, in the comic, loses because, I mean... Both of these savage animals are now covering both habitats and are causing havoc! But, readers won as the title hit shelves and immediately sold out!
Here, at Soundwave, Greg filled me in that it was such a huge thing that all of the Soundwave OG's demanded more! At the time, all they released was a second printing of the one-shot issue, which sold out quickly on a distributor level, and nothing more had been heard since...
On April 6th, the sold out, cult hit black-and-white issue is back, now in full color, followed by two brand-new stories in what will be an epic three issue mini-series!
Looking into it, myself, for this article - Even though I read everything, as it is - there's no way I'm missing out on this three issue mini-series. I mean, who'd want to miss THIS!?:
(WARNING: VIOLENT CONTENT!!)
And, BY FAR, my favorite page...
THE SHARK! POCKET-SANDED! THE BEAR!
Ten out'a ten...!
Seriously, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!
There's NO DOUBT Ottley has a hit on his hands. This is bound to be one of the biggest indie titles this spring, for sure!
And, like I said, it's a three issue mini-series; The first issue reprinting the original GRIZZLY SHARK one-shot, and from there the other two issues following-up on his savage adventures:
GRIZZLY SHARK #2: GRIZZLY SHARK RETURNS