It’s easy to prejudge a character before you get to know them but trust me in the case of this titular heroine that would be a mistake. The creative team is breathing new life into the Queen of the Jungle and two issues in there’s no doubt that they’re doing a great job so far. Sure there’s some room for improvement but between the antics of the written word and the beautiful renditions of the forest itself it’s so easy to get lost in the narrative on display right in front of our eyes. So sit back, go grab a copy and then find a comfy spot to enjoy this adventure.
Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo pen the script and they keep the focus on Sheena. The metal turtle shaped intruder has indeed returned and our protagonist quickly dispenses with the mysterious cowoodi. Meanwhile some mercenaries bought and paid for via Cadwell Industries have descended on her village which leads to threats, mystery then a search and rescue. But what makes the dialogue within the piece stand out is the inner voice of our primary. She’s grappling with some heavy notions like how capable of violence her people might be. You can read her thoughts and see it’s tough for her as the pace of the overall piece slows down a bit to make some points.
On the visual side of things Moritat and Dimi Macheras present a lush rendition of the world of our bombshell defender. Her jungle is really beautiful plus wholly unforgiving and the talents apporach both of these aspects as they should. With striking poses and dynamic movement in mind they bring the Queen of the Jungle to life in all the right ways, so much so that when you add in the color support by Moritat and Casey Silver there’s no denying the sheer quality of this dynamite display! So by all means rush out and buy this for the pretty pictures alone.
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.
(8 / 10)