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Thanks to the overwhelming success of Dynamite Entertainment’s Sheena #0, the Queen of the Jungle’s latest relaunch, issue #1 is set to launch September 6th, and features a wide-swath of fantastic artwork by industry legends, including artist J. Scott Campbell!
Cover artwork for Sheena #1 spotlights the talents of not only J. Scott Campbell, but also Ryan Sook, cover artist Moritat, and Carli Ihde. Additional limited variant editions including “Black and White,” “Virgin,” and J. Scott Campbell’s “Jungle Green,” are available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the issue by achieving stocking thresholds. Written by the creative dynamic duo including GLAAD-Nominated, New York Time’s Best-selling Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) and newcomer Christina Trujilo, with illustrations by Moritat (Hellblazer, Teen Titans), everyone’s favorite Queen of the Jungle swings back into action with ongoing series!
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!”
Marguerite Bennett is the New York Times Best-selling, GLAAD-Nominated writer of Bombshells, Batwoman, A-Force, and Animosity, and is proud to introduce co-writer Christina Trujillo.
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.”
A former student of Scott Snyder (Batman), Trujillo received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2013, has seen her works published in the literary journal Dark Phrases, and was a finalist for Galaxy Press’s Writers of the Future award.
“We are incredibly proud of this series, and fans have clearly shown their excitement based on the strength of pre-orders for issue #0,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “The lush universe Moritat has brought to the page is complemented by the extraordinary cover art by some the greatest talents in the business. I can say with great certainty that J. Scott Campbell has once again crafted a breath-taking character that every collector is going to want to put on display!”
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, was the first female character in comics to carry her own dedicated series beginning in 1937. Created by industry legends Will Eisner and S. M. “Jerry” Iger, this groundbreaking character saw 167 issues over the span of two decades. In this riveting relaunch, Sheena proves her prowess as the guardian of the jungle as she pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets. Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!
Sheena #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Sheena #1 with their local comic book retailers. Sheena #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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