IDW Publishing Explores High Adventure In Janet Harvey's 'Jungle Girl' this July

Tue, April 22nd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA (April 21, 2003) Civilization and savagery collide in South America's uncharted jungles!

South America, 1916. When a young blue eyed girl is reported to be leading Indian 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 white man who comes near her….

"The way I have been describing it to people is 'Tarzan' meets 'Apocalypse Now'," says Janet Harvey. "In the early twentieth 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," adds Harvey. "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."

Janet Harvey's Jungle Girl puts the readers right in the middle of this fast-paced adventure and plasters excitement all over the four-color walls.

"Janet Harvey's Jungle Girl is like a great Tarzan story with a gender twist. It has enough thrills, adventure and romance to excite any fan of comics and film. I think this will be one of our big hits for 2003," said Beau Smith, IDW's VP of Sales and Marketing.

Editor-in-chief Jeff Mariotte added, "Most modern comics seem to be set in New York City, so some artists never have to learn how to draw any other setting. 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 Mller 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 is a standard format, 32-page comic book on sale in July from IDW Publishing with a cover price of $3.99.

 
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