Friday, November 11, 2011
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle in "Swamp of the Green Terror" (Fiction House;1941)
The title of this classic Sheena, Queen of the Jungle thriller is taken from the front cover of the issue in which it appeared, Jumbo Comics #23 (Jan.1941); originally published by Fiction House. "Swamp of the Green Terror" is credited to writer W. Morgan Thomas and artist Bob Powell. Sheena's plucky animal pals, Chim the Monkey and Buta the Elephant are present, but so is white hunter/boyfriend Bob. Personally, I hate the fact that so many of the jungle girls of the golden age typically had a well-armed love interest hanging around, particularly in the early days. Notice how Sheena just couldn't resist cringing away from the pachyderm pounding that the villainess deservedly earns in the second to last panel of this story, and into Bob's manly arms. Sheesh! That's no way for a jungle queen to act. 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 creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.