This should be easy for someone to remember but I'm having no luck searching for it on the internet.

The UK comic 2000AD featured, very early on, a long running series about a giant shark and the people trying to hunt it. It ended on a very gruesome note

with the main character being eaten by the shark

What was the name of that story series?

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I've been through my 2000 AD collection up to issue 100, and I can't find any story matching your description. Are you sure you're not getting mixed up with a story about a great white shark called Hook Jaw that was published in a comic called Action. If you Google this you'll find comments that it inspired the 2000 AD story about a polar bear called Shako.

Sadly I have never owned any copies of Action so I can't check whether the Hook Jaw story matches your description. This site reports it ends with a main character, Red McNally, being eaten by the shark.

  • That seems to be the one and I can't believe that there would have been two such stories around the same time. It was actually Rick Mason's death that I remembered.
    – user8416
    Jul 10, 2013 at 6:25

Could you be thinking of Flesh - a 2000AD comic about people going back in time to hunt dinosaurs for meat? I recall that involving some prehistoric sharks or shark/crodilian dinosaurs.

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    GIven that the OP has already confirmed the correct answer, the answer to your question would appear to be "no".
    – Valorum
    Jul 21, 2016 at 17:58

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