Written by: Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
Art by: Moritat, Andre Szymanowicz, Thomas Napolitano
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover price: $0.25!!
I have to be honest with you: Until a few days ago, I didn’t know Dynamite Entertainments was launching a new Sheena regular series. The last time I saw her in a comic was a couple of years ago during the Sword of Sorrows saga.
But strangely enough, I recently caught the last few minutes of the god awful 1984 movie starring Tanya Roberts and Blossom’s dad. If you ever need a good laugh, do yourself a favor and check out this monstrosity. See for yourself how far comic book movies have come.
Now back to the new comic series…
So yeah, Sheena #0, was a bit of a surprise because I also didn’t know the series was co-written by the always amazing, Marguerite Bennett. From Bombshells, to Animosity, to Batman, and everything in between, Bennett is one of the best in the business today. Seriously though, where does she find the time to write so many books?!?
Anyways, what attracted me to Sheena #0 wasn’t just Bennett’s writing, but the books 25 cent cover price. That’s just too good a deal to pass up these days. At tat price I’m willing to try any new comic. I gotta say though, this comic was worth every penny.
Much of the issue is a combination of inner monologue and Sheena talking to herself, I know it sounds boring but I found it necessary to bring new readers like me up to speed. Plus, Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo’s story gave me an idea of what this Sheena’s personality is like, and that’s always a good thing.
In issue #0, Sheena is swinging around her favorite tree when spots something unusual in the skies over her jungle, and takes the appropriate action. I won’t say exactly what happens, but that ending was a lot of fun and surprising. All around, some nice work by Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo considering the page count of a zero issue is limited.
At frist, the art Moritat was a little jarring for me. But by the end of the issue, the art style had won me over. I loved the detail on the ruins that Sheena enters, yet regrets, to do so. Moritat’s are has some manga influences that can be seen here and there, but it works for the type of story the writers are telling.
Sheena #0 was pretty damn good for a zero issue. It’s a simple story sure, but this is bound to be slow burner tale in the regular series. Besides, this is a zero issue, you’re not going to get all the bells and whistles here. But I’ll tell you this much: that last page guaranteed I’ll be back for Sheena #1.
Sheena #0 final score: B-