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There was a quite a glut of JAWS 2 material around that spring/summer: the movie, the John Williams lp (not nearly as brilliant as JAWS, of course, but Williams surprisingly took a largely fresh approach), the novel, the CRACKED satire and the later MAD satire, etc. I had read the novel and the CRACKED satire, which came out right before the movie, but it still made absolutely no sense - it was clear the author had never seen the thing and had bizarre characters 'played' by WC Fields and Robert Mitchum. It looks like somebody auctioned off John Severin's original artwork a while ago:Hausenfan wrote: I also loved the novel. I actually spoke to Hank Searls on a call in radio show (Candy Jones) congratulating him on a job well done. Too bad the movie was not as good. On a side note, Cracked Magazine (major competitor to Mad) followed the novels storyline closely. They wanted to get the mag out to coincide with the film, and had to construct the parody before seeing the movie.
Yes, I’ve seen what they’re worth and I still wouldn’t sell my two (white cover) copies. A very good book and a nice companion to THE JAWS LOG.CHEROKEEBRUCE wrote:
WTF Have you seen what these are worth?