Review: Miss Fury #6
Miss Fury’s journey through time has ended. But when she returns to “her” Manhattan, she finds that her lover, Captain Chandler, has disappeared. Did he ever exist at all, and if not, what does that say about her sanity? And how do the Crusades-era knights fit into the puzzle?
Miss Fury kicks off a new story arc this week. After traveling time, fighting Nazis, and trying to figure out if she was crazy, Miss Fury now has to search for the man she loves. Miss Fury #6 is written by Rob Williams with art by Marcio Abreu. Ivan Nunes handles colors with Simon Bowland tackling lettering. Does the new arc keep things interesting?
Miss Fury has arrived back in her time only to find that Captain Chandler, the man she loved, may have never existed. She appears at the train station the exact time she told him goodbye before all the time travel trouble. Thinking she may be crazy again, Miss Fury quickly draws the attention of the authorities at the train station. After a debilitating headache Fury thinks she sees Schauburger in the crowd. After a narrow escape, she quickly tries to investigate what is going on. After a shocking discovery, Fury starts to piece a few things together. With a lead and an idea on where Chandler may be held, she jumps in to action. After beating down some other time displaced gentleman Miss Fury finds out she may just be a pawn in a much larger game. Can Miss Fury survive another time traveling adventure? Will the problem she has to face this time and knowing she’s not crazy actually cause her to go over the edge for real this time?
Williams writes another thrilling story. The new arc continues hot off of the heels of last month’s issue but gives Miss Fury a concrete goal to work towards. This time we know what’s going on and what Fury has to do, so it’s more about the adventure than the mystery. Abreu’s art is solid overall. There are some amazing fading/time travel based scenes that are stunning. The background work and other characters are handled well. The only problem is Miss Fury changes throughout the story. Sometimes she’s very sleek and stunning, other times she looks like a very masculine square-jawed hero with a five o’clock shadow. The anatomy and her chest area changes drastically from page to page. In an issue that repeatedly stresses how lovely Marla Drake is, having Miss Fury look inconsistent really stands out.
Bottom Line: Miss Fury is still a very smart and intriguing book with a time travel hook. The new arc starts things off in a nice direction that will put Miss Fury to the test, not only physically but emotionally as well. The art, except for Miss Fury in several places, is very strong. Hopefully Abreu irons things out with his second issue. 3/5