Comic Review: Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #2 (Dynamite)

Sheena, the classic ‘girl of the jungle’ has her work cut out for her in issue 2… The jungle is in danger from developers, and Sheena must save it! It […]

Sheena, the classic ‘girl of the jungle’ has her work cut out for her in issue 2… The jungle is in danger from developers, and Sheena must save it!

It seems a surveyor working for a company called Cadwell has gotten lost while on a routine exploration of Sheena’s Val De Verde Nature Preserve.

Now, Cadwell has threatened Sheena’s villagers, and Sheena has been given 24 hours to find the missing surveyor. Or else!

Meanwhile, Chano, a naive male student from the States, is wandering the jungle, trying to find the same surveyor.
He’s an exchange student working in robotics, so he’s fully decked out with drones, and geocache equipment, but lacks common sense.
Plus, he is curious as heck. Asks a LOT of questions. I mean, a LOT.

Will Sheena be able to keep Chano from harm’s way (claws?) while they search for the missing surveyor?

This 32-page issue is chock full of conversation, but not a lot of satisfying jungle drama. I found that the story (Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo) is mostly ‘told’ rather than ‘shown’. I was waiting for the chatting to stop, and the melee to begin, but that didn’t happen. Perhaps this issue is leading up to the true conflict in issue 3!

Art by Mortitat (Spirit, Elephantman, All-Star Western) is good, but not extraordinary; the jungle is a bit of a clip art montage, and Chano is not shown to be as wide-eyed as the script indicates.
Cover A is by Mike McKone and is very attractive, showing Sheena on a tree limb, surrounded by wild jungle cats. Almost worth the price of the comic itself!

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #2 is a fun read, not too deep or philosophical, lacking a bit of the WOW factor we’ve come to expect from tales of the jungle. Dynamite $3.99 Teen +

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!