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Sheena Queen of the Jungle

First Appearance: Wags #1 (1937) UK; Jumbo Comics #1 (1938) USA.

Sheena was the first female comic book character to have her own series that came out in spring 1942, beating Wonder Woman #1 that came out in the summer. Eisner has been quoted to say that her name was inspired by H. Rider Haggard's novel She. Sheena was conceived to be a female counterpart to Burrough's Tarzan.


Sheena was created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger.

Powers and Abilities

Sheena can communicate with animals and is a proficient hand-to-hand combatant, who gains the advantage in surprise attacks. She has no superhuman abilities (unless you count talking to animals), but she's very strong for a woman.

Weapons and Equipment

Her weapons include spears, bows, and knives.

Other Media

Gena Lee Nolin as Sheena

Sheena was a 26-episode TV series in 1955/56, with the title role played by model Irish McCalla.

In the movie Sheena (1984) directed by John Guillermin, Sheena is played by Tanya Roberts.

In the TV Series with the same name (2000-2002) Sheena is played by Gena Lee Nolin. In this version Sheena is able to transform into any jungle animal.

Awards and Honours

Sheena was ranked 59th in Comics Buyer's Guide Presents: 100 Sexiest Women in Comics

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