Dynamite Entertainment 2016
Written by Corinna Bechko
Illustrated by Jonathan Lau
Coloured by Vinicius Andrade
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Miss Fury uncovers the sinister facts behind what the Minor Key is planning, but is it already too late to stop them? As time grows short, Marla delves deeper into her own shadowy past in Brazil, and the true nature of the power that she barely holds in check. Can it be used for good, or is she doomed to hasten the very thing she fears will come to pass?
After this story I really want an ongoing monthly Miss Fury book. Of course Corinna has to write it, but i’m going to say it’s Dynamite and there probably isn’t one in the works. So i’ll wait however impatiently I have to for the next limited series to come out. I mean from everything we’ve seen in this arc there are plenty of avenues to keep exploring and the aftermath, ramifications and consequences of actions, of the events here.
Equally as impressive are Jonathan’s interiors. There’s so much attention to detail in this work and the way Vinicius colours it is magnificent. That swirling green orb in the sky for instance is utterly captivating. The way Marla looks as Miss Fury is powerful and sleek with this grace and elegance to it that embodies what a female heroine who leads a story should look like. The way he uses page layouts to convey the flow of the story is so well done. It really heightens the experience in reading the book, not to mention all those pages of action where there are no words just the fighting. It’s a stand out for me as you can enjoy this, know precisely what’s going on and it’s pure visuals.
The characterization throughout has been exceptionally strong and tying in the Panther that came to hear and still comes wanting her to embrace her new life well that’s just icing on the cake. I mean it helps set her apart from her contemporaries or as a copy of anyone else. It also gives her an edge when it comes to fighting and being the heroine she’s meant to be. I like this aspect of the story and how she gains those abilities when donning the suit. That look into her past and origin while amidst all the chaos going around her has been handled incredibly well.
Joao and Edi make for compelling repeat characters and a supporting cast for Marla moving forward. They also open the door for so many possible future stories that it’s an exciting time to be following her adventures. That this set in it’s original era that she debuted and with these people in her life there’s so much awe and wonder to explore here. Corinna did something special with these characters here and opened up a new world of possibilities that I hadn’t imagined were still possible.
Miss Fury is a strong, intelligent and formidable female lead character who has more to offer the world than people realise. Plus she was among the earliest of women to be prominent in the power department so it’s nice to see this oh so long overdue look at her life and exploits in a way that does them justice. I look forward to this team getting together on the next arc and hope that it isn’t long before we see that hit stands as well.