JEFF THE LAND-SHARK

Real Name: Jeff

Identity/Class: Genetically-engineered creature (Land-Shark)

Occupation: Pet

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Elsa Bloodstone, Bun-Bun the Destroyer, Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Hurl, Jelby, Kohlaab the Pile, Lucky the dog, Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr) of Earth-200080, Chet Morita, Night Wolf, Svetja, West Coast Avengers (Alloy/Ramone Watts, Fuse/Johnny Watts, Gwenpool/Gwen Poole of an unidentified alternate reality, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, Kid Omega/Quentin Quire, Ms. America/America Chavez), M.O.D.O.K./B.R.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton), Smash Smash, X-Men (Armor/Hisako Ichiki, Beast/Henry McCoy, Emma Frost, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Rogue/Anna Marie, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James Howlett), Zrrgo

Enemies: Eleanor Bishop, Bone Beasts, Deo Monstri Cult, Knull, Kraven the Hunter (son), Queen of the Bone Beasts, Symbiote Dragons, vampires

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Monster Metropolis;
    formerly West Coast Avengers headquarters, Los Angeles, California, USA

First Appearance: West Coast Avengers III#7 (March, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Jeff is a Land-Shark likely created by M.O.D.O.K. (as B.R.O.D.O.K.). With a shark body and small legs, Jeff has a large  mouth with sharp teeth that allow him to bite large chunks of flesh off when he wants to.

Capable of breathing oxygen, it is unrevealed if Jeff can also breathe underwater.

Jeff can leap high and has very durable skin.

Loyal, playful and wanting lots of attention, Jeff tends to bond with one human at a time to take care of him, such as Gwenpool or Deadpool.

Height: 2'1" (fork length) (by approximation)
Weight: 22 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: None

History: (West Coast Avengers III#7) - While fighting a team of supervillains affiliated with M.O.D.O.K., who was using the alias B.R.O.D.O.K., Gwenpool of the West Coast Avengers found a small Land-Shark, a shark with legs who could breathe oxygen, that she named Jeff after a cat she'd had previously. Likely created by B.R.O.D.O.K., who had attacked the West Coast Avengers with massive Land-Sharks days before, Jeff greeted the West Coast Avengers with a toothy smile and they reluctantly agreed to allow Gwen to keep him so long as he didn't bite anyone but supervillains. Jeff interacted with the team and their ally, Marvel Boy.

(West Coast Avengers III#8 (fb) - BTS) - Gwen fed Jeff prime rib.

(West Coast Avengers III#8) - Jeff playfully chased Gwen down the street in Venice Beach.


(West Coast Avengers III#9) - Jeff followed Kid Omega around the house, sitting in his lap at times.


(West Coast Avengers III#10) - Jeff joined Gwenpool and the West Coast Avengers in battling vampires (one of whom had his face eaten by Jeff) led by Eleanor Bishop at the Temple of the Shifting Sun. Jeff was impressed when Alloy's powers kicked into gear and the vampires were destroyed. Jeff was thrilled when the heroes passed through a dimension of shrimp creatures as Ms. America transported them home. Later, after meeting Lucky the dog, Jeff was spun around in the air by the telekinetic Kid Omega, both shocking and delighting Gwen.

(Fearless I#1/3) - Jeff and Gwen were among a group of heroes mysteriously changed into baby versions of themselves temporarily and Elsa Bloodstone tended to them.

(Gwenpool Strikes Back I#3) - Jeff relaxed with the West Coast Avengers.


(Gwenpool Strikes Back I#4) - Alongside Kid Omega, Jeff watched Gwenpool.

(Deadpool VIII#1) - Gwenpool gave Jeff to Deadpool, who was running Monster Metropolis, for safekeeping. After biting Deadpool multiple times, Jeff was given some ice cream.

(Deadpool VIII#2) - Jeff hunted until Deadpool grabbed him, while he struggled to rule the monsters including Chet Morita, Quonian, Bun-Bun the Destroyer, Kohlaab the Pile, Zrrgo and the Night Wolf. Elsa Bloodstone soon arrived in the city. When Kraven the Hunter attacked, Jeff tried to help in the fight against him. Bloodstone shot Deadpool and he disappeared.


(Deadpool VIII#3) - Bloodstone saw Deadpool reappear. Jeff looked confused when Bun-Bun suggested he eat Jeff. When Deadpool showed Jeff his new trading card about him, Jeff ate it. As Kraven later fired an arrow at Deadpool, Jeff caught it out of the air.


(Deadpool VIII#4/2) - Deadpool took Jeff on a walk then Jeff convinced Deadpool to put on a Gwenpool costume for fun.

(Deadpool VIII#5) - Jeff wrestled the water dragon Smash Smash for fun. When Smash Smash went to attack civilians, Deadpool had Hurl the monster launch him after Hurl but Jeff bit on to Deadpool's leg to go along with him with Elsa Bloodstone right behind them. Smash Smash refused to stop putting civilians in danger then even tried to eat Jeff so Deadpool had to kill him.

(Deadpool VIII#6) - After playing cards with Deadpool and the Night Wolf, Jeff joined Deadpool hiding within the form of Jelby and passing through the gate to Krakoa. They met the X-Men, many of whom found Jeff adorable, and briefly sparred with them. During the fight, Jeff was thrown at Storm's face and he briefly had her head in his mouth, and he bit Polaris' leg. Magik teleported Deadpool and Jeff home, and Jeff barfed up a Krakoan flower that he'd swallowed.

(Deadpool VIII#7) - Jeff was startled when Deadpool woke from a nightmare. When Deadpool tried leaving Jeff behind on a mission, Jeff bit his face then accompanied Wade and Elsa to a mission in Greenland, teleported there by Hurl. They went through the Seam into the dimension of the Bone Beasts, and Jeff bit the beasts in his way during the following battle. They soon confronted the Queen of the Bone Beasts directly.

(Deadpool VIII#8 (fb) - BTS) - Jeff, Deadpool, and Elsa were captured and tied up.

(Deadpool VIII#8) - Deadpool freed Jeff and Elsa, and they met the captured kids, including Svetja. They then confronted the Bone Beasts directly.

(Deadpool VIII#9) - Elsa and Jeff got Svetja and the others to safety as Deadpool battled the Queen of the Bone Beasts and her minions.

(Deadpool VIII#10) - When Knull took over the planet, Jeff ate pizza while Deadpool made plans with his allies, then Jeff pulled a rope to reveal a board full of pictures of monsters that Deadpool had prepared. Deadpool aseembled a team that included Elsa, Bun Bun the Destroyer, Kohlaab the Pile, Chet Morita, Sauron, Mister Frosty, Fishhead, Zrrgo, Shiny, Night Wolf, and Jeff. After Jeff heard members of the Deo Monstri Cult prophesy that Deadpool would be consumed by Knull, the team began battling symbiote dragons. Jeff was briefly taken over by a symbiote, but Jelby contained him to protect him. Soon, after the defeat of the dragon, they restored Jeff to normal by blasting the symbiote off him with loud noises.

Comments: Created by Kelly Thompson and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

THANKS to Mike Fichera for providing approximations of length & weight!

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jeff the Land-Shark has no known connections to:


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West Coast Avengers III#10, p5, pan3 (main)
West Coast Avengers III#8, p1, pan4 (face)
West Coast Avengers III#10, p18, pan5 (spinning in telekinetic tornado)
Deadpool VIII#10, p14, pan3 (symbiote form)


Appearances:
West Coast Avengers III#7 (March, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Daniele Di Nicuolo (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
West Coast Avengers III#8-9 (April-May, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Gang Hyuk Lim (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
West Coast Avengers III#10 (June, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Moy R. (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Fearless I#1/3 (September, 2019) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Carmen Carnero (artist), Lauren Amaro (editor)
Gwenpool Strikes Back I#3 (December, 2019) - Leah Williams (writer), David Baldeon (artist), Jordan D. White (editor)
Deadpool VIII#1 (January, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Wayne Faucher, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Jake Thomas (editor)
Gwenpool Strikes Back I#4 (January, 2020) - Leah Williams, Christopher Hastings (writers), David Baldeon (artist), Jordan D. White (editor)
Deadpool VIII#2 (March, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Wayne Faucher, John Livesay, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Tim Townsend (inkers), Jake Thomas (editor)
Deadpool VIII#3 (April, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Wayne Faucher, John Livesay, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Jake Thomas (editor)
Deadpool VIII#4/2 (May, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Irene Strychalski (artist), Jake Thomas (editor)
Deadpool VIII#5 (August, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Gerardo Sandoval (penciler, inker), Victor Nava (inker), Jake Thomas (editor)
Deadpool VIII#6 (August, 2020) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Irene Strychalski (artist), Jake Thomas (editor)
Deadpool VIII#7-10 (October, 2020 - January, 2021) - Kelly Thompson (writer), Gerardo Sandoval (penciler), Victor Nava (inker), Jake Thomas (editor)


First Posted: 08/06/2020
Last updated: 02/13/2021

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