Shanna #1 was written by a woman, Carole Seuling, wife of comic convention organizaer Phil Seuling, and subsequent issues represent early work by a real legend of the 1970s: Steve Gerber.

Shanna is an animal rights activist who protects animals on a wildlife reserve. But she wears cheetah-skin. She’s a walking contradiction.

The series was the debut of Nekra, a mutant vampire who can make people feel hatred.

Oh, and last but not least: First appearance of Mandrill.   He’s a mutant monkey man who tries to take over the world later in his Marvel career.  He’s really not important.

This book isn’t very good, and it gets cancelled quickly.

Creators: Carole Seuling, Steve Gerber, George Tuska.
Grade: C+. Slightly above average.

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