2010 saw the release of Ryan Ottley's Grizzly Shark & Sea Bear from Image Comics. Now Grizzly Shark returns, the original stories coloured and kicking off a new series. But what news of Sea Bear? Creator Ryan Ottley was less than forthcoming.
Rich Johnston: So what the hell happened to Sea Bear?
Ryan Ottley: Who?
RJ: This was only meant to be a one off joke comic. Are you convinced you have five issues of new Grizzly Shark? No padding?
RO: Actually 3. But I could make a hundred of these. That's how fun it is. But a trilogy is all I could squeeze in between Invincible scripts!
RJ: Do you believe that Grizzly Shark confronts our fear of flooding in a climate change environment by taking the shark form and placing in him in the context of the land? A fish out of water, and one that no flood systems can ultimately control? Is this man's futile conflict with his world in angry land-based shark form?
RO: Yes and no.
RJ: Is there a toy line planned?
RO: A toy line, movie, cartoon, a video game, all of it, …is up on my vision board. So that's kind of a plan, right?
RJ: Is a Grizzly Sharknado a possibility?
RO: They wish.
RJ: Who would win in a fight between Grizzly Shark and Chew's Poyo?
RO: That depends on who's writing. You realize this stuff isn't real, right?
I refuse to acknowledge any such thing. Grizzly Shark is published by Image from April. Sea Bear's whereabouts are currently unknown.