Like many characters that appear and become popular in media outside the comics, King Shark’s appearance matches that of his movie appearance, although he maintains his comic book intelligence. This book perfectly capitalizes on Shark’s cinematic debut.
The story is fresh and the art is spot on. Like James Gunn, Tim Seeley is masterfully getting us to root for characters that we would normally dismiss. This issue does a great job of acknowledging the decades of history that Shark has and his current stint in the Squad while giving him a chance to shine as his own character. If it’s done right, we could be looking at DC’s next big thing.