Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Sheena, Queen of the Jungle is set to return this November as the publisher kicks off a brand new series from writer Stephen Mooney (Half-Past Danger, Black Widow) and artist Jethro Morales (Bettie Page).
The first female comic book character to have her own title, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle was created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, and debuted in 1937, pre-dating Wonder Woman by four years. An orphan stranded in Africa following the death of her explorer father, Sheena is raised by a witch doctor and learns the ways of the jungle, using her skills to fight evil.
“It’s exciting getting to play with these kinds of toys and accepting that challenge of adding something new and worthy to the established mythos,” said writer Stephen Mooney. “The fact that Sheena was a bit of a trailblazer is fantastic, but that in itself does not a good story make. It’s up to us newbies to add something perhaps a little more contemporary, without robbing Sheena of any of the elements that already made her great.”
Check out a selection of variant covers for Sheena Queen of the Jungle #1 which will accompany Lucio Parrillo’s main cover above…
In a tale evoking such action-packed and incisive films as Jurassic Park, Predator, and The Hunger Games, Sheena is drafted by a conglomerate eager to rehabilitate its image with a haven for endangered flora and fauna in a state-of-the-art combination research center and destination resort — the Bio-Dome!. But on the eve of the grand opening, all communication with staff and the first lucky park visitors has broken off. Inside and outside of the Bio-Dome, Sheena faces obstacles both new and old, including deceit, manipulation, and a deadly creature like nothing she has ever encountered. What she discovers will change her entire world — and her place in it.
Sheena Queen of the Jungle #1 will go on sale on in November 2021.