Dynamite has launched a Kickstarter this week to raise funds for a stunning Sheena statue based on J. Scott Campbell’s cover from Sheena Queen of the Jungle #1. Sculpted by Steve Kiwus, the high quality resin piece is at 1/6 scale, stands approximately 10. 5 inches tall on a sturdy 7.25 inches wide base, and features her intricate leopard print tunic and other hand-painted details.
Created by the legendary Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in 1937, Sheena is the first superheroine to have an eponymous series. She also predates some of the biggest names in the industry and has seen a variety of incarnations on the big and small screen as well as a punk rock song. Recently, Sheena has been the star of Dynamite’s critically acclaimed series by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) and Christina Trujillo alongside artists Moritat (Harley Quinn, The Hellblazer) and Maria Laura Sanapo (Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica).
Backers of the Kickstarter campaign can preorder copies of the limited edition piece for an advance lower price. They can also choose from a load of extras and even help decide which variants will be produced. Dynamite has a tradition of producing black and white versions that accentuate the sculpt and even inspire home painters to design their own variant. For this Sheena, the black and white edition keeps certain accents painted such as her jewelry and her stark green eyes.
Other rewards include digital and print versions of Sheena’s comic adventures, including the two collections of her 11-issue series and the Lords of the Jungle crossover with Tarzan by Corrina Bechko (Planet of the Apes, Invisible Republic) and Roberto Castro (Turok, Red Sonja/Conan).. Also available are signed issues by Campbell, artist proof editions of Dynamite’s last Campbell inspired statues for Vampirella and Deja Thoris and more. Collectors can select the super bundle of Dynamite statues for a big discount.
“Sheena has long been regarded as the first comic book superheroine and the poster child of an entire beloved genre of fierce and beautiful jungle girls that have inspired men and women for over a century,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve been fortunate to add to that legend with talented writers and artists like J Scott Campbell. Fans will love bringing this iconic image into the third dimension and into their collections, and we look forward to the fan support!”
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Deanna Destito is a writer and editor based in New Jersey. When she is not writing about comics or scripting her own stories, she’s watching the lowest budget horror movies available.