Preview: ‘Shako’ Is An Unstoppable Killer Bear

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Shako is the story of a massive polar bear with an unrelenting taste for human blood. It’s violent, fun, and showcases what 2000AD is all about. What more could you ask for?

WRITTEN BY: Pat Mills, John Wagner
ART BY: Ramon Sola, Dodderio, Juan Aranacio, and more
PUBLISHER: 2000AD
PRICE: $10.99
RELEASE: December 5th, 2012

This is no cute and cuddly polar bear. He’s a blizzard of white hot horror, the terror of the frozen wastes, he is SHAKO – and he is death! When a US Air Force plane crashes in the Arctic, the great white polar bear Shako gets his first taste of human flesh! Unfortunately for the C.I.A., the beast has swallowed the top secret capsule being transported by the plane, so they must track down the deadly creature to retrieve it. This won’t be an easy task, because Shako hates mankind, and what Shako hates, Shako destroys! Written by Pat Mills (Charley’s War, Marshal Law) and John Wagner (A History of Violence, Judge Dredd), the series – collected for the first time in book format – features stunning art from a number of European artists, including Ramon Sola (Flesh), and with a cover by Jock (The Losers, Batman). Shako is a true classic from the early days of 2000 AD when blood-thirsty ultra-violence was a hallmark of an anarchic new comic which would go on to become a British institution. Vicious, uncompromising and with bleak black humour, Shako is a ‘bear necessity’ for all comic book fans!