Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle in "Blood Hunger" (Fiction House;1942)














Sheena, Queen of the Jungle was the first female comic-book character with her own title, and the character inspired a wealth of similar comic-book jungle queens. She possessed the ability to communicate with wild animals after having grown up with them since being orphaned in the jungle. She was fiercely proficient in fighting with knives, spears, and bows, and improvised with other makeshift weapons. She was deeply in love with Calum McConnell.

Following her publishing debut in Joshua B. Power's British magazine Wags #1, in 1937, Sheena first appeared stateside in Fiction House's Jumbo Comics #1, and in every subsequent issue (Sept. 1938 - April 1953), as well as in her groundbreaking, 18-issue spin-off series, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (Spring 1942 - Winter 1952). Sheena was created by Will Eisner and S.M. "Jerry" Iger.

This is the first story of several from Sheena, Queen of the Jungle #1 (Spring;1942). The interior artwork is credited to Robert Webb and the cover art is credited to Dan Zolnerowich. The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

TIM said...

Sheena first appeared stateside in Fiction House's Jumbo Comics #1, and subsequently in every issue (Sept. 1938 - April 1953), as well as in her groundbreaking, 18-issue spin-off, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (Spring 1942 - Winter 1952), the first comic book to title-star a female character.m