Dynamite has announced a new summer title taking us to the jungle with Sheena. Written by Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) and newcomer Christina Trujillo, with illustrations by Moritat (Hellblazer, Teen Titans), the Queen of the Jungle is swinging back into our lives on August 2, 2017 with a #0 issue landing in stores.
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, was the first female character in comics with her own dedicated series, beginning in 1937. Created by the great Will Eisner and S. M. “Jerry” Iger, Sheena was featured in 167 issues over the span of twenty years. In this relaunch from Dynamite, Sheena pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets. Following the trespasser leads to a forbidden ruin where more deadly dangers wait, and this leads her on an even more unimaginable adventure.
Writer Marguerite Bennett says:
Our story is glorious golden age pulp — high adventure, quick wit, ancient mysteries, and daring dames — clashing with the perils of two worlds: one, the modern world come to conquer, and one, a world of dark supernatural mystery long forgotten, awoken to anger once more. This is a fast paced, action packed kick off to more exciting adventures for Sheena!
Christina Trujillo adds:
Sheena is strong, brave, and willing to bend the rules in order to do her duty and keep her home safe. I think fans will enjoy having Sheena as a guide while they unravel the mysteries of the forest.
Artist Moritat comments:
Stepping into Will Eisner’s large shoes yet again, but this time wearing nothing but a leopard mono-kini. Marguerite Bennett’s brilliant contemporary re-telling of this famous legend is my favorite to date. I can’t wait to see if the fans like it.
This zero issue of Sheena also has a special incentive feature–it’s going to be launched for 25 cents. Dynamite says that this program has worked successfully for Vampirella and Red Sonja, giving retailers a chance to get on board with minimal risk, and so they are happy to extend the program to Sheena #0.
Cover artwork for Sheena #0 spotlights the talents of Emanuela Lupacchino (Starfire, Supergirl) with limited variant editions including “Sneak Peek” covers from interior artist Moritat, as well as from Ryan Sook (X-Factor, The Spectre) and J. Scott Campbell (The Amazing Spiderman)!
Sheena #0 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June 2017 Previews catalog and is slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Sheena #0 with their local comic book retailers.