Monday, January 25, 2016

King and Queen Unite for First Time in Lords of the Jungle


Tarzan is a very well-known character, but he may meet his match in Sheena. That pairing has never occurred before now and Dynamite is excited to bring them together in Lords of the Jungle, a miniseries slated to debut on March 16. The series will be written by Corinna Bechko and illustrated by Roberto Castro. The first issue will also feature covers by Castro and Alex Ross.

"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."

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?

Full press release below.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!
THE KING AND QUEEN UNITE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT'S LORDS OF THE JUNGLE

JANUARY 22, 2016, MT. LAUREL, NJ: 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/VampirellaStar Wars: LegacyPlanet 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.



About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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