In Review: Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #1

When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal.

Synopsis: When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack—and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man…

Review: Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo. This first issue picks the story up from where issue 0 left off.

Sheena returns to her village after having shot down to drones in the forest, but on arriving home she runs into some soldiers who are accusing her tribe of having murdered a surveyor.

As the story opens up. We learn that a mining company is interested in some of the minerals available within Sheena’s jungle and they will stop at nothing to get what they want.

The tribe’s leader manages to negotiate for some time with the soldiers, which will allow Sheena to find the missing Surveyor.

The dialogue and Sheena’s broken English is convincing and of course, the soldiers that are disrupting life in the jungle are not the most sympathetic, which means no one will lose sleep if any of them get mauled by a predator or something.

The art work by Moritat is sumptuous and the jungle environments are really beautiful. As is the drawing of Sheena who looks like she’d be only in her late teens or early 20’s in this story. The style in which she is drawn looks like it could be in part influenced things like Akira and Japanese animation. The boldness of the eyes and so forth.

My only criticism of the story is the pacing. We seemed to spend a lot of time with the soldiers explaining why they were in the jungle and so forth. Which is something that could have been done with fewer words. Aside from that. I rather enjoyed this issue and look forward to seeing how Sheena handles her first meeting with the surveyor.

9.4
Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #1
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.1
  • Art Work
    9.6
  • Lettering
    9.3
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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