Sheena Queen of the Jungle #5
Written by Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
Art by Maria Sanapo
Colors by Ceci de la Cruz
Cowodi and his crew have followed Sheena deep into the jungle and she has led them to the lair of a common enemy that was set free by his masters. The protector shows the mercenary the fate that awaits them all if they don’t work together. As Sheena takes on a creature that is taking on her form, Cowodi’s crew is tasked with removing the construction crew from the area and defending the workers from the Face Stealers.
As the creatures ascend, the men find that their weapons are useless and the only person who can save them is Sheena. As the group is overwhelmed, Sheena’s tribe comes to help them all. Even though they can fight, the Face Stealers will continue to come unless Sheena can seal the door that released them in the first place. As Sheena and Chano descend into the swarm of creatures, they embark on a risky gambit to stop the threat before it consumes the world.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of being cliché with a character like Sheena. Her long history makes it difficult to add much new to her story, but Bennett and Trujillo have managed to make this issue throughly entertaining. The exposition moments are all in character and feel natural. The action is well paced. There is a lot to enjoy in this book and this issue particularly. Sanapo’s art is really well done and there is a great use of detail in the composition of the pages and panels. A fun read with a great conclusion.
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