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1722: Shanna the She-Devil #4 (v1)

" Cry Mandrill "
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Shanna the She-Devil #4 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Ross Andru
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: June 1973
Release Date: March 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 204                 Times Rated: 142
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
A lead towards finding her father after so many years and a strange dinner invitation brings Shanna out of the reservation. Little does she realize her host's nefarious intentions.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Shanna last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #3 (v1). Shanna next appears in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Ina last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #3 (v1). Ina next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
Biri last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #3 (v1). Biri next appears in Daredevil #109 (v1).
  Jakuna Singh
Jakuna Singh last appeared in Shanna the She-Devil #2 (v1). Jakuna Singh next appears in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mandrill in the mainstream continuity. Mandrill next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #3.
Group Appearances
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Astonishing Tales #18 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1).
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Issue Review
   July 31, 2013
#4 has a weak villain with a stupid plan. And various elements of the story don't make much sense.

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  fragsel Says:    
  2013-07-26 12:07:52  
  You know, It's a guy with a head of a monkey. Wouldn't You be surprised?  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-12-31 00:27:00  
  I seem to be the only one around here who likes this title, I've given every issue four stars so far.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-16 17:57:07  
  If you're going to do a surprise reveal of the hooded villain's face, don't show it in a special spot on the cover with blurbs pointing him out.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-02 21:42:47  
  Uh oh, they're firing guns at me! It's time to strip down to my skivy's and fight back!  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-02 16:31:36  
  You hear that women? The only thing preventing you from being super strong and agile and beating up monkey men alongside your jungle cat minions is that you don't want it enough! About time someone put y'all in your place!  

  jareth Says:    
  2016-05-16 15:58:15  
  Mandrill: not intimidating. Women with mandrill tattoos on their faces, however...  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-05-06 08:03:14  
  Now Playing - "Funky Monkey" Mandrill  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-06-09 18:00:23  
  Just 2 stars for the 1st app of the Mandrill who will go on to appear more over the years!!!

Rhino Tuff - Although, I liked Shanna stopping the rhino--I just wished it was the actual villain Rhino!!!

Femme Fatale - No, it okay Shanna, I don't mind you showering and changing...take your time...

Monkey Business - Just what the hell did Mandrill think would happen? No one knows who he is?? He thinks that being a monkey wearing a hood is supposed to leave everyone in awe???!!!

Something More Comfortable - @AmazingGatorMan: Modern clothing was too restrictive! Shanna had to fight in her skivvy's!!!

Powerpuff -How awesome would've it been if the General's full name was Mojo Jojo??!!!

Bullit - Nice car chase scene!!!

The Weaker Sex - Jakuna Singh is becoming about as useful as Patrick McShane!!!

'Nuff Said - "Let me enjoy this ride!"-Sinful Shanna

  Russ Says:    
  2017-06-26 12:56:53  
  Recommended listening for this story: "Monkey Man", a really good Rolling Stones deep cut. Thing is, the Mandrill should've known he couldn't make Shanna his Monkey Woman, too!

The story wasn't bad, but honestly it didn't cover territory we hadn't seen before. Mandrill is your typical wanna-be power-grabber. However, I had to laugh at the way he talked about his women. "I'm so powerful, these women tattooed their faces in my image!" Uhmmm, eww? And, of course, the typical gratuitous shower scene. I think it'd be more entertaining if, one of these days, I get to read a shower scene where someone tries to pull a Norman Bates on one of these women and she takes him down.

2 stars. It wasn't bad but it wasn't that great either.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-07-17 07:10:37  
  How does something multiply geometrically? Does the diamond broker put in diamonds and get out triangles or something? I don't know which boggles the mind more, that or the artist's complete lack of understanding of gravity and female clothing.  

  CrazyforRAMU @ Katryn (original post):    
  2017-09-01 14:22:50  
  "Multiplying geometrically" is a synonym for exponential expansion. Technically, it means growing by a ratio (10% bigger every day) instead of a fixed amount ($5 bigger every day) - the latter would be "linear" or "arithmetic" expansion. Metaphorically, it just means growing really big really fast.

Quick, self, tie this math pedantry back into the comic at hand! Okay ... I wish the amount of filler material in this title wasn't multiplying at a geometric rate.

  metsguy Says:    
  2018-02-02 10:14:25  
  That was surprisingly fun. Stupid, sure. But fun. And the Ross Andru/Vince Colletta pairing resulted in some really nice art.  

  Saithrenslot Says:    
  2018-02-21 20:11:44  
  Shanna dresses her knife in more protective wear than herself on the battlefield. It also really bothers me that she wears leopard skins while holding a close bond with two jungle cats. I would feel pretty odd wearing a dead cat as a hat around my own cats. This whole title is fraught with these little issues that demonstrate lack of self-awareness on the author's and the character's part.  

  Locust75 @ Saithrenslot (original post):    
  2018-03-02 13:17:40  
  In Shanna's first issue she wore the skin of Ina and Biri's recently killed mother. So that they would bond with her when they were still young.  

  Saithrenslot @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2018-03-02 20:54:00  
  Truly, this is a dark bonding strategy.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 9, 2018 TStarnes
   April 10, 2017 Neskit Changed comic details.
   June 8, 2016 fragsel Added Jakuna Singh to the issue.
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Biri to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Ina to the issue.
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