Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – This year marks 70 years since Will Eisner and S.M. “Jerry” Iger introduced their groundbreaking creation SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE to comic fans worldwide. It is with this auspicious beginning in mind that Devil’s Due Publishing, Inc. (DDP), with the jungle heroine reconceived by acclaimed action screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (DIE HARD, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE), introduces the first issue of their new SHEENA serial. With SHEENA’S wild popularity, the series, originally solicited as a five issue monthly limited series, will now be ongoing beginning this June.
DDP will continue the adventures of the strong and beautiful Jungle Queen in SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #1 (APR073605E) this June with five dramatic covers drawn by artists Joe Jusko, Nicola Scott, Tim Seeley, and Khary Randolph with a Tim Seeley sketch cover incentive. Each artist’s sexy and exciting interpretation of Sheena will be accompanied by the first installment of a 5-issue story arc illustrated by Matt Merhoff and written by de Souza and Robert Rodi (Loki, Elektra, Rogue).
“It’s great to be a part of the re-introduction of a character with such a long history.” says DDP President Josh Blaylock. “I hope the readers enjoy the new Sheena, as much as I do. It’s a very layered, action packed story – and of course – as sexy and dangerous as ever!”
VIEW COVER ART HERE –
ABOUT SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #1 (of 5) (APR073605E/ Retailer incentive – APR073606E):
The country of Val Verde is rife with dissent – political, environmental and financial problems plague this country… how does the life of Sheena fit into all of this? Just how did she become the incarnation of the jungle in the first place? The questions and answers begin here! Ask your local comic book store to order now so you can be there for the start of the hot SHEENA series!
ABOUT SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #2 (of 5) (MAY073382):
Thought issue #1 was exciting? Wait until you check out our SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #2! Sheena runs into more trouble in her urban jungle home of Val Verde. The deadly skills of our beautiful heroine come in handy more than once as she discovers the concrete jungle is even more treacherous and insidious than the one that reared her!
ABOUT SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #3 (of 5):
The summer in Val Verde is hot, dangerous, and full of action! Sheena is a part of it all in the third issue of SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE, when she learns that the only thing worse than being in the hands of her enemies is discovering they have even worse enemies of their own! How will she channel her animal instincts to help her? Read issue three to find out!
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