CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws


June 20th, 1975 will be a day moviegoers will never forget. Steven Spielberg was about to completely change an otherwise anticlimactic summer movie season. Jaws would open that weekend and forever change the way people went to the beach. This week in the CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws edition, we take a look at five comics that have paid tribute to the movie that made everyone question what was under the water.

Spidey Super Stories #16

It did not take long for publishers to get in on the Jaws tribute covers. In fact, less than a year after the film’s release, Marvel gave us Spidey Super Stories #16 in April of 1976. Written by Jim Salicruo and illustrated by John Romita Sr., this Spidey cover is rather whimsical in hindsight. However, a fitting homage considering the era.

CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws

Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #24

In January of 2004, Broadsword released this Jim Balent variant cover for Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #24. Part two of the Hawaiian Holiday story takes a stab at the Jaws theme with the added bonus of “Ghouls Gone Wild!”, whatever that is.

Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #2

Marvel jumped back into the water in October of 2009 with this Arthur Suydam take on the Jaws cover. Releasing in time for the Halloween season, this Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #2 variant is perfect. You have the undead shark, the murky waters, and, of course, Mr. Pool. The only thing that would have made this better is Dopinder driving a boat.

CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws

Quantum and Woody #1

You have to love it when a new series starts their variant covers with a Jaws tribute. This is exactly what Valiant did in 2017 with Quantum and Woody #1 with this Mike Rooth cover. If you’re not familiar with the series, think Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane become superheroes, “It’s pretty. It’s so pretty”. Now, the only question left is if Woody can hear Jimi.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror #4

The final entry on our CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws edition is this Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror #4. Published by Ahoy Comics in January of 2019, this Richard Williams take on the horror classic shouldn’t be taken too seriously. That’s the point here though. All one would need to do is take a look at their other covers to figure out why.

CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws

That’s a wrap for the CBCS Horror Movie Covers: Jaws edition. Jaws is a timeless horror film and these covers do a great job of paying homage to the classic. Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite. Also, don’t forget to check out last week’s CBCS Horror Movie Covers: The Lost Boys edition.


Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

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