Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo Artist: Moritat, Dimi Macheras Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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...

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 8, 2017

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 2, 2017

    Tensions rise and mysteries build in this exciting second issue that is sure to have readers thirsting for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Sep 12, 2017

    I find Marguerite Bennett fascinating to read. The stuff she imagines must keep her awake all night. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Sep 7, 2017

    Again, I must stress that this version of Sheena is very intelligent and strong. Something that some of the past versions of her were lacking. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Sep 13, 2017

    This transitional issue sets the scene for Sheena, but at the same time it also drags her down with poorly worded thoughts and a repetition from poorly established artistic styles. Although we still have a woman who is clearly determined to protect that which she cares for, her overstated pride only sets up this queen for an unsettling fall if her actions continue in this mismatched pursuit. And while the art is amazing to view, small errors are magnified so as to distract the reader into places which seem unnecessary, but at the same time, you cannot but wander back to the past and see them all in their miserable splendor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Harrison Rawdin Sep 13, 2017

    Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #1 continues the positive relaunch by keeping quality and progressing the story. It's easy to follow thanks to a capable creative team that seems to have a firm grasp on the tale they want to spin. For that reason it really is easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 12, 2017

    It's a no-frills enterprise with no alarms or surprises, but also incredibly fun in the process. It may not get you rethinking everything you ever knew about Sheena Queen of the Jungle, but it may just get you reading her again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 13, 2017

    On art, we get the fantastic Moritat, who is just built for this type of series. I was first introduced to his art back in the early 2010s when he was drawing The Spirit for DC, and ever since I will sometimes pick up a comic strictly because of him. This is no different. His use of a messier style (I don’t know how else to describe it) and very expressive characters help the reader feel what is being experienced by the characters. It’s almost a shame that he isn’t also the cover artist, though J. Scott Campbell is no slouch either when it comes to Pin-up style covers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs Sep 13, 2017

    This one needs to find that drum beat fast and give us more than the Queen of the Jungle talking to herself. It is beautiful that she is so in touch with nature and the world around her but if this is an adventure series then readers need more excitement and thrills. Sheena picking up trash and mulling over it is the exact opposite of that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 13, 2017

    Sheena #0 was a disappointment. Sheena #1 is a greater disappointment, with bland art, blander colors and a plot that would have been cliched in The Golden Age. It seems those hoping for the grand return of the first superheroine will have to wait a while longer for a book worthy of The Queen Of The Jungle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Briton Oct 9, 2017

    Not as bad as I feared it would be.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Sep 14, 2017

    This one disappointed me. The start was too long & repetitive. The part with the "not bad" people threatening Sheena Village wasn't good at all. I they lost me there.
    The art is surprisingly better than in the 0 for me but, not that good for saving this title in my pulling list.

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