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The biggest news out of this batch of announcement could well be the acquisition of rights to Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, the first comic book heroine to get her book. Created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, Sheena was the distaff counterpart of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, so it makes perfect sense that Dynamite is introducing Sheena, in her first major comic crossover event ever, in a shared adventure with Tarzan. Dynamite’s Sheena rights also include statues, trading cards, action figures, lithographs, and t-shirts.Grumpy Cat Comes to Comics”). The series writers will include Ben Fisher (Smuggling Spirits), Ben McCool (Captain America), Royal McGraw (Detective Comics), and Elliott R. Serrano (Army of Darkness). Cover artists will include Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), Rebekie Bennington (Doodle Jump), and Tavis Maiden (The Konamis), while Ken Haeser and Steve Uy will provide both the interior art and covers. In addition Dynamite is producing a blank cover and well as a “create your own Internet meme” cover that allows readers to provide their very own Grumpy Cat curmudgeonly witticisms.
In addition Dynamite revealed that Jonathan Wayshak will be the lead artist on the previously announced Devolution comic book series written by Rick Remender (Black Science, Tokyo Ghost—see “Rick Remender to Write ‘Devolution’ for Dynamite”). Since this “pulp/grindhouse science fiction” title was announced way back in 2012, it is good to see that it will finally be on the schedule for a late 2015 debut.Dynamite Announces Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Down Town”) would be released in a hardcover graphic novel collection in September, and a Jungle Girl Statue based on the distinctive art of Jungle Girl artist Frank Cho and sculpted by Jason Smith. The 12-inch high limited edition figure is the third release in the “Women of Dynamite” series of sculptures.