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Sheena the Jungle Queen
Cover to Jumbo Comics #109

Real Name

Sheena Rivington

First Appearance

Wags #1 (1937)/Jumbo Comics #1 (1938)

Original Publisher

Fiction House

Created by

Will Eisner and Jerry Iger

Golden Age Origins

First Origin

Sheena was the child of explorer Cardwell Rivington. However, her father was killed accidentally by a native witch doctor named Koba. Koba then raised Sheena as his own daughter because he felt it was his duty. Once grown, she became queen of the tribe and met Bob Reynolds, whom she chose as her mate.

Second Origin

In her second origin, Sheena was an orphan of missionaries. Bob was called Rick Thorne and Koba's role was fulfilled by a female witch named N'bid Ela.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Jumbo Comics #1-167
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle #1-18
  • 3-D Sheena, Jungle Queen


  • Sheena was the first female hero in comics, and the first female character to get her own self-titled comic book.

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