Friday, December 4, 2009
JUNGLE GIRL ?
In 2003 IDW comics mage an attempt to put out a comic book called "Jungle Girl"
Due to poor orders ( Only 1,400 ) it was cancelled. I don't know if the 1st issue ever made it to stands but I WANT ONE ! Here is the previews review for pre-order from 2003.
IDW Publishing has announced a July release for Janet Harvey's Jungle Girl, a standard format, 32-page comic book.
Here's how IDW describes the book:
"Civilization and savagery collide in SouthAmerica's uncharted jungles!
"South America, 1916. When a young blue eyed girl is reported to be leadingIndian insurrections against the Putamayo rubber companies, Nicholas Carston, a representative of the English House of Commons, is sent to investigate. He needs to determine if she is a British citizen and if so, extract her from this volatile region without causing an international incident. There's only one problem.
"She won't wear clothes, she can't speak English and she attacks any whiteman who comes near her…."
"The way I have been describing it to people is Tarzan meets Apocalypse Now," Harvey said. "In the early 20th century, the Peruvian Rubber Company basically enslaved and decimated over half of the native indian population of the Putamayo region. In Jungle Girl, the only vocal European proponent of the rights of these indians - a guy from the British Foreign Office - is 'disappeared' by the rubber companies. However, his infant daughter grows up in the care of a local tribe and comes back to haunt them with a vengeance. And that's what sets up the chain of events that takes place in the story.
"It's two-fisted action adventure, and I'm overjoyed that it's found a home at IDW. The IDW team has been a dream to work with, and they've taken every care to make sure that the comic is the best it can be. So I feel very lucky."
Editor-in-chief Jeff Mariotte said, "Most modern comics seem to be set in New York City, so some artists never have to learn how to draw any othersetting. But Jungle Girl is rich in historical detail and accuracy, and we wanted it to be visually accurate as well. So I turned to a Brazilian Studio called Magic Eye, and the work we got back by Eduardo Müller blew us away. Between Janet's thrilling script and Eduardo's compelling art,this comic is sure to please adventure fans everywhere." Janet Harvey's Jungle Girl will cost $3.99.