I've been waiting a long time for more Sharknife. Corey Lewis' east-meets-west adventure series seethes with video game logic in the same way that the Scott Pilgrim books do—from label-mate Bryan Lee O'Malley. I first read the adventures of the skateboarding robo-ninja hero in 2005 and have been pining away for a sequel ever since.

That's because you can tell that Lewis bathes in nerd culture. Magic fortune cookies, intricate power level info and finishing moves all decorate the action in Sharknife to comedic effect. No surprise there: Lewis has worked with the UDON comics studio on books based on the Street Fighter and Rival Schools games, as well as having done concept art for unproduced Jet Grind and Castlevania titles a few years back.

In this preview of that long-brewing sequel, we can see how Ceasar Hallejah got his powers. Namely, by drawing Sharknife, making shit up and beating an opponent in a video game. Somebody shoulda told Peter Parker it was this easy. Look for Sharknife 2: Double Z to hit comic shops and bookstores soon from Oni Press.


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