Updated on 16 October, 2021
Piranha Club Comic is a monthly comic strip written and drawn by Bud Grace. It originally been named Ernie, but later on, the name was changed. Piranha Club started as a joke on Lions Club International, an American travel agency where Grace worked as an account executive.
The main characters are the beautiful but bored head of the Lions Club, Vivienne Westwood. Her hair is always pulled tight in a ponytail, she wears a fitted dress shirt, and has brown eyes. Her skin is pale to a small tan. She has a long stutter, and wears glasses.
Her ex-boyfriend, Steve (played by Billy Crystal), is a Los Angeles based businessman. He has always loved her, but has felt a bit betrayed because she used to date another man. This caused some friction between them, which led to a break up. She then went on a leave of absence.
In this alternate universe, there exists a club called the Piranha Club. Each member is decked out in the latest fashions, wears a different wrist watch. Each member of the club has a different personality. One of the members is named Vivienne, and she appears to be very attached to her appearance. When a visitor enters the club, she does not look around too long before announcing that she would like to meet him.
The club's favorite pastimes include watching movies, playing cards, and enjoying food. The first issue of the comic was released on May 7th, 1990. It soon became a hit, selling over one million copies in the United States alone. Following the success of the first issue, the second issue was released on July 8th, followed by the third on August 3rd. All of a sudden, interest in this comic was skyrocketing. Sales of the series were quite brisk.
A sequel was released in October of the same year. This time around, the Fish family was traveling to Africa for the summer. When they get there, they are dismayed to find that all of the other members have been taken away to swim with the local sharks. This prompts Vivienne to plan a trip to the Amazon in order to feed the sharks. However, as she is loading up her things to go back home, she gets captured and taken to the Amazon where she meets up with Steve (Eddie Murphy), who wants to rescue her. The two of them eventually bond over a new friend named Carlos (Ethan Hawke), along with a whole lot of other people that are important to the plot.
The Piranha Club Comic books were later turned into a feature film titled Piranha by Disney. This version of the story follows the life of neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Deague, who creates an experimental serum with a unique formula. This serum turns the normal fish into mindless killing machines, killing humans and destroying entire villages. The only person who can put a stop to it is a man named Zach (Ethan Hawke) who secretly uses a robot to protect the city of New York from the monster.
Although the first few pages of the film had a few flaws, it steadily picked up steam and established the world that could be created with this amazing concept. It also became one of the most popular animated films of its time. The late Mel Gibson also did a voice over job for the character of the lionfish. The movie won several awards at the 2021 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Piranha has also appeared in a number of video games, television series, and television specials. All of these make this a must-see movie for anyone who ever had the opportunity to see it.