is the essence of nineteenth century romanticism and the twentieth century ecological movement.
explores love somewhere between reality and imagination
1st true appearance is in W.H. Hudson's 1904 novel
a Romance of the Tropical Forest (Green Mansions)
Rima comes from a lost white tribe in the Venezuelan mountains.
An exotic beauty with ash blonde hair,
can communicate with animals and is an expert in wilderness survival.
She has an affinity to animals
and can communicate with them through an understanding of sounds and calls.
She's been called Rima the bird girl;
however her main companions in the comics is a rare white Jaguar and a Bear.
Rima went from novel to movie to her own 7 issue run from DC comics.
Joe Kubert: covers
Nestor Redondo: interior art
Rima appeared in three episodes of the Super Friends
Fire / River of Doom / Return to Atlantis
re-imagined in a 2010 mini series Next Wave
W.H. Hudson was also the founder of
the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Therefore a memorial to him and a testaments to the character he created
Rima has her own statue in London's Hyde Park
..... and I just thought Rima was a sexy female knockoff of Tarzan.
Who knew this character would become the member of the Super Friends with
so much unknown cultural importance?