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Preview: Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

writer: Frank Cho, Doug Murray
artist: Jack Jadson
cover: Frank Cho
FC • 112 pages • $15.99 • Teen+
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The Lost World is doomed! When a tear in the dimensional fabric opens over the forbidden God Mountain, the brave and cunning Jana must rescue her friends Togg and Mike Mize from flaming debris, stampeding dinosaurs, and bloodthirsty tribesmen. Can the intrepid Jungle Girl overcome the chaos caused by the fearsome otherworldly deities known as The Old Ones? Her only salvation, a powerful artifact of alien origin, resides within the Temple of the Dirt People… a journey that will not only lead Jana to horrors undreamt, but also to a terrible revelation about the man she loves most: her father!

Acclaimed storyteller Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) returns to Jungle Girl for its epic third act, co-written by Doug Murray (The ‘Nam) and featuring artwork by Jack Jadson (The Savage Hawkman)!

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Preview: Jungle Girl: Season Three #4

Jungle Girl: Season Three #4

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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The God Mountain is almost gone, revealing the sleeping behemoth that, when awakened, will destroy the Lost World and all its inhabitants. There is only one way to stop it — an ancient device hidden in a temple deep in the forest, although it is missing a vital part. When Jana and Togg locate the piece, it’s up to them to get it to Jana’s father at the temple. Can they do it in time? Can they save the world? And if so, what will it cost them?

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Preview: Jungle Girl: Season Three #3

Jungle Girl: Season Three #3

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty now! As the creatures from beyond space and time begin to rip the God Mountain apart, Jana and her friends have to fight their way past the Dirt People, blood-drinking worms, and the most powerful (and insane) Dream Walker of them all to acquire the weapon Jana’s father needs to save the Lost World. The Jungle Girl is confident that she can accomplish the mission — the real question is: can she do it before the world around her is destroyed?

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Review: Jungle Girl Season 3 #3

JGSea3-03-Cov-A-ChoAlthough the sub-genre of jungle comics is one which has a solid foundation in the golden age of comics, it is also one which is limited in both its appeal and its ability to impress.  In the early golden age when the jungle comics were originally introduced, there was only 7 or 8 decades since when Africa and India were being heavily colonized by the European powers, and without the advent of mass media, there was still very much the feeling of the exotic when it came to these places.  Now further separated from this era in time, and far better able to access these remote areas through all forms of media, there is less place in popular culture for stories featured around the jungle.

It is likely there that the creative team got behind this issue got to this mish-mash of story telling.  Jana’s jungle island is already one which is intersected by other sub-genres, notably the apocryphal dinosaur setting.  Those reading this series at the moment might think that Jungle Girl is even a bit of a misnomer.  The titular series heroine Jana is after all dressed in a black catsuit which would be more at place in an espionage story and her main enemies seem to be some kind of extraterrestrials.  She still has her old enemies, the Dirt People, to deal with, but there is definitely a bit of science fiction mixed into this jungle fantasy.

While the mish-mash of genres doesn’t seem like it would produce anything of note, it actually manages to do so.  Conversely it is not as though this is amazing story telling or a gripping plot, but it contains pretty much what one would expect out of a series called Jungle Girl, a cool heroine embroiled in adventure, and in the case of this series, with a heavy dose of humor thrown in.  That the story doesn’t necessarily follow a jungle story line makes the title of the series a bit of a misnomer, but it doesn’t make the series any less fun.

Story: Frank Cho and Doug Murray Art: Jack Jadson
Story: 7.7 Art: 7.7 Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review

Preview: Jungle Girl: Season 3 #2

Jungle Girl: Season 3 #2

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The beginning of the End! Creatures from the hovering flying saucer (you’d better check out issue #1 to see where this started!) begin to break up the God Mountain. If they free the dreaming creature inside, the world will be destroyed! Jana and her friends have to fight their way through the Dirt People and past one of their hated and feared Dream Walkers to get to the caverns that holds a piece of an ancient weapon—one that might be able to stop the Aliens from achieving their goal. There’s only one problem—to get the item they need, Jana will have to fight giant blood worms, Gigantopithicenes, and the Dream Walker himself!

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Preview: Jungle Girl: Season 3 #1

Jungle Girl: Season 3 #1

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Jungle Girl returns in Frank Cho’s epic third act! When we last saw Jana the Jungle Girl, she had escaped from an underwater city and fired a torpedo into the eye of a gigantic underworldly creature of some kind. Bad Move! Her father tells her that those actions have doomed the Lost World in which they all live —- and no sooner does he say that, then things begin to happen. A hole appears in the sky and flaming debris falls through. The jungle begins to burn… Jana and her friends are forced to turn a stampede of gigantic prehistoric creatures who are fleeing before the fire. Can Jana stop the stampede? Will she survive the displaced natives intent on claiming a new homeland? And what other alien materials will emerge from the hole in the sky?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Rebels #1 coverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Rebels #1 (Dark Horse) – Brian Wood takes us to the past, the American Revolutionary War, in a new series that might be historical, but has some solid themes and points that reverberate today. Having read the first issue, it’s beyond fantastic and well worth checking out.

Convergence: The Questions #1 (DC Comics) – It’s written by Greg Rucka and art by Cully Hammer. Do you need any more reason to check out this comic? Out of everything to spin out of DC’s Convergence event, this one has me the most excited.

Copra Round Two (Bergen Street Comics) – Michel Fiffe’s Copra might seem like a knock-off of the Suicide Squad at first, but the series has evolved into a voice all its own. You probably can’t get individual issues in your store, but this trade collects what you’ve been missing out on.

Evil Empire #12 (BOOM! Studios) – I swear when I interviewed writer Max Bemis before the series launched it was going to be longer. But this is it in an oversized final issue. The series has focused on a President whose take over and brought pure chaos to the US. No idea how it’ll all wrap up in one final issue.

Imperium #3 (Valiant) – Speaking of crazy world leaders…. Valiant has taken on the concept of super human beings living in the real world head-on with this series which focuses on Toyo Harada attempting to bring about a Utopia, even if he has to fight and kill for it.

Edward

Top Pick: Grimm Fairy Tales White Queen #3 (Zenescope) – This miniseries has been compact and entertaining while also revealing some interesting bits of Calie’s past.  The promised White Queen versus Trickster battle looks pretty cool too.

Deep State #5 (BOOM! Studios) – The unexpected success of the first story arc drew many in and didn’t let them go.  It will be interesting to see what the creative time has lined up for an encore.

Jungle Girl Season 3 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – A modern take on the jungle girl genre of the golden age.  This series doesn’t hold anything back in making the genre relevant to today’s readers.

Rebels #1 (Dark Horse) – This is a strange time and place for a comic book story to be set in (the American Revolutionary Wars), but it tells the first part of what seems like a compelling story.

Spider-Woman #6 (Marvel) – The reboot within a reboot was impressive enough.  It will be interesting to see where they take Jessica from here.

 

Frank Cho Returns with Jungle Girl: Season Three

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that industry sensation Frank Cho will return to Jungle Girl, the comic book series that showcases Jana, a primal heroine in a prehistoric Lost World. Co-written by Doug Murray and illustrated by Jack Jadson, Jungle Girl: Season Three will debut with a new #1 issue in April 2015, featuring an explosive cover by Frank Cho.

Jungle Girl: Season Three picks up where the previous series left off, following Jana’s escape from an underwater city and a gigantic, otherworldly creature. However, her father soon reveals that those actions have doomed the Lost World in which they all live, as a wormhole appears in the sky and flaming debris begins to fall through. As the jungle burns, Jana and her friends must contend with stampeding behemoths and displaced, murderous natives. Furthermore, the rift presents a new, fearsome threat, for the fire from an alien dimension was not the only thing to come through.

Jungle Girl: Season Three #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2015 Previews catalog and slated for release in April.

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