Review: Miss Fury #4

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The covert Nazi army has laid claim to 2013, determined to make the nation’s capital into Miss Fury’s final resting place. But help comes from the most unexpected figure imaginable and in the form of one of the greatest weapons of World War II! If she survives, will Marla Drake finally discover the identity of her true enemy?

fury coverMiss Fury rolls on this week with the release of the fourth issue in the reimaging of the classic pulp character featuring time travel and Nazis. The story is written by Rob Williams with art by Jack Herbert. Ivan Nunes provides colors with Simon Bowland handling lettering.

The story picks up from last month where Miss Fury was under attack by the savage robot Nazis after botching a mission to kidnap a suspected Nazi agent. Things are looking bad for Miss Fury, but then an unsuspected ally in the form of the time traveling old Nazi man we’ve seen throughout the series shows up to rip open a time portal that allows a giant battleship to emerge in Washington D.C. With the enemies confused and nobody quite sure what’s going on, Miss Fury and the time traveling stranger get some alone time where he fills the femme fatale in on what’s going on, what his plan is, and that the people she’s working with aren’t quite who they seem. Who is Miss Fury to believe, the man she’s working for or the time traveling Nazi she saw killed on the roof? With no one to trust, what can Miss Fury do to try and prevent the Nazi controlled future she’s visiting?

Williams starts to give us answers to the stories big questions this time around. The story is still intercut with flashbacks and flash-forwards through time, but the core story starts to tie some of the various strings together. The issue goes back to being a little looser and more complicated than issue 3. The story is intriguing, but some of the things are getting hard to keep track of. All the time traveling does a good job of making us, oftentimes, as confused and disoriented as Miss Fury. Herbert’s art and Nunes’ colors are great. The scene with the ship arriving through a portal from a weird device is stunning.

Bottom Line: Miss Fury is a bold, new take on a classic pulp heroine. The story offers up big ideas and questions, and we’re finally starting to see some answers. 3.5/5

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