JUNGLE GIRL: SEASON THREE #1-4 (Cho, Murray / Jadson)

En avril, l’éditeur Dynamite Entertainment débutera la publication d’une nouvelle saison de Jungle Girl, la petite sauvageonne co-créée par Frank Cho et Doug Murray.
Comme lors des deux saisons précédentes, c’est un autre artiste que Cho qui se chargera d’illustrer cette mini-série. Il s’agit de Jack Jadson que les lecteurs de DC Comics ont pu apercevoir sur la série The Savage Hawkman.

[quote]Official Press Release

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce 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 (The 'Nam) and illustrated by Jack Jadson (The Savage Hawkman), 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.

“I’m delighted to be back with my co-creator, Doug Murray, and finish out the final story arc of Jungle Girl,” says Frank Cho, one of today’s most recognizable names in comic book illustration. Cho began his career with a cartoon strip called University2, published in the Diamondback student newspaper at the University of Maryland, College Park. The series evolved into the nationally syndicated comic strip Liberty Meadows, later published and expanded in monthly comic books. Cho became the go-to artist for high-profile comic book projects, including Mighty Avengers, X-Men: Schism, Savage Wolverine, and many more. Over the years, he has garnered numerous awards including an Emmy Award for the Frank Cho’s World documentary, the National Cartoonists Society’s Awards for Best Comic Book and Book Illustration, the Eagle Award, the Charles M. Schulz Award for Excellence in Cartooning.

Doug Murray, an industry staple who previously collaborated with Cho on Jungle Girl and Savage Red Sonja, says, “Season Three is when all hell breaks loose. Up to now, Jana has been a sort of wild card, going where she chooses, interacting with whomever she wants. Now, due to her actions in Season Two, everything is hitting the fan. The huge creature inside the ‘God Mountain’ has called out to its fellows – and they’re coming to get it out! Jana, her father, and her friends can’t allow that to happen. If it does, the entire world – not just their portion of it – will be destroyed. They have to find a way to fight back, which is not easy when your opponent is as big as a house and has a flying saucer! Jana has to grow up. She has to work with her dad to find a way to save the world, no matter what it costs her… or her friends.”

Jack Jadson, whose artwork graced the Dynamite series Red Sonja: Unchained and Vampirella: Feary Tales, says, “I did Jungle Girl three years ago, and was thrilled when my agent told me I would draw her again after all these years. I really dig doing Jana, she´s so sexy. And, of course, who wouldn’t love drawing more dinosaurs?”

Regarding the appeal of the series premise, Murray says, “Jungle Girl appeals to readers for the same reason that other such stories do. We are fascinated by the ‘Noble Savage’, the man or woman who, untainted by society, lives a life filled with the challenge (and pleasure) of the hunt as he/she fights for survival. It’s a genre that has existed for over a century but was perfected by Edgar Rice Burroughs in Tarzan and associated books. The TV series Lost touched upon the same challenges and appeals.”

“Jana is someone who sees the world through simpler eyes,” says Murray, examining the appeal of the character specifically. “To her, the great creatures that inhabit the jungle are not ‘Dinosaurs’ or ‘Mammoths’ or anything else; they are merely food, the things she and the people of her tribe need to survive. She has no prejudices at all. The men of her tribe are friends, those of an enemy tribe are not. It doesn’t matter what color they are or what religion they have, they are who they are, based upon her one-on-one relationship with them. And, if all that is too esoteric, the other appeal is the fact that Jana is a beautiful woman in very scanty clothing who fights with dinosaurs. What more could a young reader want in a comic book character?”

Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, “Frank and Doug have created an incredible tapestry, and I can’t begin to express just how happy we are that they were able to coordinate their schedule and come back to tell the grand finale to their story. I can’t express it enough, we’re thrilled (and immensely gracious) that Frank Cho, whose tremendous talent makes him one of comics’ most highly sought-after creators, is returning to Jungle Girl for its senses-shattering Third Act. Working hand-in-hand with Doug Murray, himself an exceptional writing talent, Cho will guide Jane the Jungle Girl to new heights!”

Jungle Girl: Season Three #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2015 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Jungle Girl: Season Three #1 with their local comic book retailers. Jungle Girl: Season Three will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.[/quote]

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[quote]Jungle Girl: Season 3 #1
Story by Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Art by Jack Jadson
Cover by Frank Cho
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Apr 8th, 2015
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?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]Jungle Girl: Season 3 #2
Story by Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Art by Jack Jadson
Colors by Inlight Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Frank Cho
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date May 20th, 2015
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![/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Jungle Girl: Season Three #4
Story by Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Art by Jack Jadson
Colors by Inlight Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Frank Cho
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jul 29th, 2015
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?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com