Review by C.J. Bunce
Sheena, Will Eisner and Jerry Iger’s jungle adventurer returns next month in the pages of Dynamite Comics’ new series, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle. Sheena is stuck, transferred to a strange place and time, manipulated as a pawn, held hostage for the lives of her animal friends. In a throwback to Predator, she is sent on a solo mission into the jungle to discover what happened to a lost research team. Taken inside a giant biodome she must uncover the secrets of the dome and those who brought her there. Can she survive as new obstacles are thrown in her path? Stephen Mooney writes this very different take on Sheena, with artwork by Jethro Morales and several variant covers by Dynamite’s familiar pantheon of cover artists. The first issue is the set-up, introducing a sci-fi/tech environment with Sheena’s backstory hidden from the reader. Here is her mission, but why is she here in the first place? It’s a good start for high adventure comics fans.
Here is a preview trailer and the variant covers for the first issue of Sheena: Queen of the Jungle:
Debuting in the British magazine Wags #46 in January 1938, Sheena’s 18-issue series, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (Spring 1942 – Winter 1952), was the first comic book to title-star a female character.
Here are the cover variants by Joseph Michael Linsner, Lucio Parillo, Rose Besch, Lesley Li, Carla Cohen, and more, for the first issue of the new Sheena: Queen of the Jungle:
Look for Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, Issue #1, at Elite Comics or your local comic shop, in stores November 3, 2021.