Review: Miss Fury #3
In 1943, Miss Fury is drunk and suicidal, dangling off the edge of Manhattan’s highest skyscraper. In 2013, she’s racing in a high-speed bike chase through Washington, DC, in pursuit of time-traveling Nazi agents. Which reality is true? Meanwhile, CIA Agent Harmon uncovers the true identity of those who unhinged her from time…
Dynamite’s new, modern Miss Fury continues this month with the release of Miss Fury #3. The story is written by Rob Williams with illustrations by Jack Herbert. Ivan Nunes handles colors and Simon Bowland provides lettering. Miss Fury has been hopping through time and fighting Nazis. It’s been a fun and crazy ride so far. Does this issue keep the party going or do we come to a screeching halt?
Nazi agents have infiltrated the government of the future Miss Fury finds herself hopping back and forth to. The story opens with a page full of TV and radio talking heads who turn out to be Nazi agents. They all have striking similarities to real world talking heads and you should get half of them pretty quick, even if you’re not a political junkie. It is scathing satire and pretty tongue in cheek. We pick up with our heroine after she killed an agent who was serving in Congress. Those big bad robots that popped up in last issues cliffhanger gives her chase. It’s a long and intense battle as Miss Fury avoids close call after close call. Cut back to 1943. Marla Drake is drunk, she’s sad, and she’s suicidal. She’s dangling off the edge of the balcony of Manhattan’s highest skyscraper when she takes the plunge. Time shift again. We’re in the future. Miss Fury is talking to her new cohort who is giving her the assignments to take out the Nazis. They’ve started to piece together the plot and have another target in their sights. When Miss Fury actually gets close to the target, things take a turn and we find out we didn’t really know anything. Can Miss Fury slip out of another tricky situation or will her future be short lived?
Williams writes a great script. This issue really nails home that the events in the past and the future are being experienced simultaneously by Marla Drake. She’s not sure what’s real or if any of it is real. It wasn’t made clear in the first two issues, but we finally see Marla talk about her time hopping taking a toll on her mind. The story is pretty action-packed aside from the new plot developments. Herbert’s art and Nunes colors really make the action fast paced and exciting. The panel involving a big rig’s grill reflecting Miss Fury’s face is incredibly impressive. There are still a lot of unanswered and unexplained events, but things get a little tighter this issue as we see some things falling into place.
Bottom Line: Miss Fury proves yet again it is a crazy and wild comic that pulls off the unexpected. The Miss Fury flavor is there, but this is a big sci-fi, time traveling story that uses the pulp setting of the character’s origins. Williams has laid out some really wild things, and he’s starting to polish them up now. 4/5
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