Thursday, February 21, 2013

SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle - and WILL EISNER, too!

Sheena, a British import, made her U.S. comic book debut in Jumbo Comics 1 in 1938, but didn't make the cover until the following year, in no. 9, as depicted by Lou Fine. No, that ain't her with the gnarly teeth. She's flying out of the tree at left.

In 1940 she makes her second cover appearance in this illo by Will Eisner.

Sheena's third Jumbo cover, also 1940. This one's a collaboration by Eisner and Bob Powell.

More adventures of Sheena on the way.

5 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

A dime for 64 pages. Those were the day. Not that I was born yet, of course, but I am old enough to remember 10-cent comics.

Cap'n Bob said...

Those were the "days"

Anonymous said...

I remember when comics were "still only" twelve cents for 32 pages. (And some bloggers think they're geezers because they remember 35-cent comics.) Then again, in 1940, ten cents would have bought a loaf of bread, or a carton of eggs, or a quart of milk, or half a gallon of gas. The average annual salary was under $2000.

Anonymous said...

One thing that shows how the medium has changed is that cover blurb promising all complete stories, with no serials. Today, there is no such thing as complete in one issue. Every story has to be a six-part serial, so it can be collected in a trade paperback later. In the Golden Age, comics were sold to casual readers (mostly kids). Now, the medium is almost exclusively for collectors and investors.

RkR said...

You don't see many of these on the racks these days...