Dynamite Entertainment 2016
Written by Corinna Bechko
Illustrated by Roberto Castro
Coloured by Alex Guimaraes
Lettered by Simon Bowland
London of 1937 doesn't feel much like home to Sheena, but that doesn't stop her from bringing a bit of the wild with her into the city. Meanwhile, Tarzan has problems of his own, and the chaos that Sheena seems to attract just might get Jane killed! These two forces of nature have learned to respect each other, but can they join forces for long enough to accomplish each of their goals… or will the course of history be altered forever?
I’m actually enjoying this story more and more with each issue. Granted i’ve never been much of a Sheena fan so seeing Corinna’s take on her here has been illuminating to say the least. Seeing her at this circus with the Elephant and Cheetah well yeah that was just some of the most gorgeous work i’ve seen out of Roberto. Truly stunning work and having that clown introduce her atop of the Elephant well that’s one moment you don’t forget.
Her affinity with the animals was something I was unfamiliar with and I do like that she’s able to communicate with and have them trust her. If only her dealings with people went that smoothly eh. I also like her first meeting with Tarzan has happened this way. Tarzan for all his greatness should’ve realized that if Cheetah were with someone then that person should be trusted right off the bat even if he doesn’t understand the circumstances.
Oh my goodness Laine is utterly delightful and just the kind of villain that this era was made to have! She’s got that drop dead diva look and attitude about her i’m already in love with this character. What her ultimate goal is well as of yet that’s unrevealed, thank goodness, but who cares with everything we see of her this issue all I can think of is she’s not one to be trifled with!
Ah Luck is a tad infatuated with Sheena as he well should be but something about this man sticks with you. Perhaps it’s the writing and characterization or that maybe, just maybe there are more things with him than meets the eye you just can’t be sure and that alone is compelling. Also I love that these blonde characters have hair that doesn’t have those black lines to define them so it’s really standing out on the page.
Speaking of I have to say that there really is something incredibly special about the way that Roberto and Alex work together. The flow of the story through the interiors is stunning to witness and that we can get a lot of good imagery without overusing lines that are so common is delightful to see. The use of backgrounds here just fill the pages and complete the bigger picture of what’s going on at any given moment. There’s a modern old world feel to the interiors that just makes this so gosh darned good.
Well things are heating up and we’ll see how things go from here as all the characters seem to be finally converging into why Sheena finds herself in this time period.
Amazing that this crossover could happen and take audiences quietly by storm.