Review: Miss Fury #2
Transported through time to 2013, the original pulp heroine is tasked with hunting down cloaked Nazi secret agents in modern-day Washington. But as she suffers ever worsening mental flashes back to the 1940s and to a war-ravaged future, Miss Fury is forced to question her own sanity. Is any of this real? What are the giant triangular craft hovering over future Manhattan? And is the man she’s supposed to assassinate really a Nazi agent, or is this just murder?
The new Miss Fury series that sees our heroine in a Nazi war-ravaged 2013 hits with its second issue this week. The story is written by Rob Williams with illustrations by Jack Herbert. Ivan Nunes handles colors with Simon Bowland providing letters. The first issue was a solid introduction, but does the new outing help the series find its feet?
Miss Fury #1 sets up a time travel plot that has Marla Drake wondering what the heck is going on. She went from fighting Nazis on top of the Natural History Museum while she was trying to steal a crow, to a war-ravaged Manhattan in 2013 were Nazis were still a major threat. As Miss Fury finds herself in the future, she can’t help but keep flashing back to her past and what lead to her arriving in this new world. After downing a fighter jet, Miss Fury finds herself in the custody of a man from the future that looks exactly like the O.S.S agent she met in the first issue. There’s no records of Ms. Drake in this timeline and for all intents and purposes she shouldn’t exist. Because of those handy skills, she’s quickly recruited to help hunt down Nazi saboteurs. When her first mission has her questioning everything, she’s not sure whether or not she’s doing the right thing. The final panels reveal a huge new threat, but where did they come from?
Williams writes another solid issue. His work on the two entries have been good, but the story hasn’t hit its stride just yet. The first two issues build off each other and give us a few more clues, so it’s starting to make more sense. The time travel elements aren’t hard to keep up with, we just haven’t seen the bigger picture just yet. This is a fast-paced and action-packed story which Williams handles well. The art is overall pretty good. Herbert seems to have a tendency to draw Miss Fury with her mouth wide open either in anger or shock while in costume. Sometimes it feels a little off. Other than that, he brings all the action and mystery to life very well. Nunes does some fantastic color work. He seems to change up the texture of the book hallway through. It looks nice since there’s a shift in what’s going on.
Bottom Line: Miss Fury is a solid series so far. The first two issues seem to have framed things up and now we’re going to get into the larger story at work. Williams has an ambitious story that takes the character in a new direction, so it’s understandable it’s a little bit of a slow build. This is definitely a series worth looking into 3.5/5