Superboy (Volume 4) #9 is an issue of the series Superboy (Volume 4) with a cover date of November, 1994.
- 1st full appearance of King Shark
- [Sylvester Stallone confirmed to voice King Shark in The Suicide Squad]
Synopsis for “King Shark!”
The issue begins with a quick glimpse of a Hawaiian legend involving a shark-man named Nanaue and ending with a fade into the modern setting, with an older woman greeting a shark man as her son.
Superboy has fun on the beach with Tana, her brother’s family, and his new X-Ray spec given to him by Dr. Hamilton. Tana scolds SB for invading everyone’s privacy (including her own). Her brother mentions that he should be in school. Suddenly, a shark fin is seen in the water and a panic ensues. Superboy saves Tana’s niece, but the girl suffered a wound on the leg. Sam Makoa appears on scene and identifies the wound as claw marks, and tells Superboy that he’s there for personal reasons. Some years back, when he was working as a police officer, he encountered a shark-man metahuman whose family saw as a god from Hawaiian legend: a King Shark. Sam asks Superboy to come with him and his team to raid the home of King Shark’s mother.