Published on January 24th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Sheena & Tarzan Unite in “Lords of the Jungle” From Dynamite
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original jungle hero Tarzan joins the comic industry’s first leading lady, Sheena, for the first time ever! Dynamite Entertainment, known for bold, modern interpretations of classic pulp characters, bring together wilderness royalty in Lords of the Jungle, a thrilling miniseries slated to debut on March 16, 2016. Written by Corinna Bechko (Aliens/Vampirella, Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes) with interior art by Roberto Castro, Lords of the Jungle features two covers for its first issue, by series artist Castro and industry legend Alex Ross respectively.
Tarzan has long been the protector of his jungle stronghold, but this time the fight has to be taken to his enemy’s territory, deep in the heart of London. Half a world away and nearly a century later, Sheena is battling foes of her own when she is mysteriously swept through time and space to 1930’s Africa, leaving her own land unprotected. Will these two Lords of the Jungle find enough common ground to join forces? Or will the resulting culture clash lead to mutual destruction?
“When writing characters like these, it’s always best to be mindful of their history. If they don’t feel like the same people, what’s the point? The flip side of that is remembering that they need to feel fresh and relevant,” says zoologist-turned-comics writer Corinna Bechko. “The Sheena we’re introducing here is a bit younger than some of the iterations there have been over the years, but she can definitely take care of herself. She’s not someone you’d want to be on the wrong side of in a fight.”
Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Lords of the Jungle with their local comic book retailers. The first-ever Tarzan / Sheena crossover will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.