The latest Marvel-Phile #72 Shanna the She-Devil From the Unofficial Canon Project came across my desk a couple of days back. Shanna has had a special place in my heart because of my wife having the Kazar The Savage back in the 90's. Anyway Shanna finally gets here due here.
"Marvel-Phile #72 Shanna the She-Devil From the Unofficial Canon Project"
"It's March, when the spring rains start making the jungle foliage down in the Savage Land really lush, just like Shanna likes it! Thanks to Keith A Kilburn for the writing and James Sarver for the layout work!"
As always, this issue (and all our other issues) can be downloaded from our MP Issue repository!
We dive deeply in the backdrop of Shanna the She-Devil according to Keith Kilborn: "Created in 1972, Shanna the She-Devil lasted a whole 5 issues before being canceled. Nothing much was ever done with the character other than to pair her up with Kazar in his comic, which lasted 38 issues for being canceled. But she was always a staple of the Savage land stories - anything that dealt with a jungle you could count on Shanna to show up."
Shanna has been tied to the Savage Land & other jungle environs since her inception by classic Bronze Age Marvel writers & artists. In thirteen pages we get background, history, allies, & enemies with Shanna by the Unofficial Canon Poject crew. Shanna really gets her due here as a force within the Savage Land itself. And because she's tied to it due to her resurrection by the land's forces there's an almost classic Swamp Thing like vibe to the character.