Just heard from Kurits Wiebe on cgc boards...he considers issue #8 the 1st Captain Hook appearance since that is the one where his hand is the hook!
He also said #9 was severely under ordered (because the spike didn't happen until after orders were placed for #9)...in other words...PICK UP ISSUE #9. He also went on to explain that they go into Captain Hook in issue #9!
Sounds like Issue #9 will be RED HOT! Releases on Feb. 13th! I know I'll be picking up all I can of this issue...just the cover looks awesome!
Photobucket (not always up to date): http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t199/John91C/