It's been a while since I've touched on the adventures of Marvel's greatest jungle queen, Shanna the She-Devil - in in real-time publishing she'd gone more than a decade between bona fide solo adventures, but the short story in Marvel Comics Presents #13 is a good one and totally worth the wait!
Before getting to that Bruce Jones joint, I'll acknowledge the series Ka-Zar the Savage which was Shanna's home for a few years. There she enjoyed several adventures with Ka-Zar and everyone's favorite sabre-toothed tiger, Zabu. Most of these stories were written by Bruce Jones, and featured some great art by the likes of Brent Anderson, Ron Frenz & Armando Gil. Ka-Zar the Savage was one of Marvel's Direct Market books, meaning it was sold directly through comics shop or mail order. Direct titles could skirt the Comics Code a bit, and part of their package was a wraparound cover - Ka-Zar had several awesome wraparounds, a couple of which I'll reproduce below.
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Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran.
|She's not crazy - she's Shanna|
|Bruce Jones - equally excellent drawings of people & animals|
|Creative use of a rifle|
|Cruel sense of humor extracts a confession|
|Ron Frenz & Armando Gil|