Review: Miss Fury #8
The Pharaoh of Time is alive and he and his enormous mothership have come to 1943′s New York City for Miss Fury. But which one will he find? The immoral murderer with the samurai sword, the titanic stash of grenades and the epic love of debauchery or the Miss Fury who is lost in time, grasping for a sense of sanity and for the good inside her? It’s a metaphysical battle played out with martial arts as two futures of our hero fight for supremacy, and only one Miss Fury is getting out alive.
Miss Fury is back in action this month in the eighth issue of her new series. The issue is written by Rob Williams with art by Jack Herbert. Ivan Nunes handles colors with Simon Bowland tackling lettering. Miss Fury is in an alternate dimension where the other Miss Fury is a little wilder than our Ms. Drake. How do the two women get along this month?
The Pharaoh of Time has his ship hovering over New York, but no one can see it accept for our Miss Fury. She knows something bad is about to happen and the only person that can help her is herself. Fearing her alternate dimension self is marked for death, Ms. Drake hightails it back to her other version’s apartment. A battle with some futuristic cyborg ensues and things go from bad to worse. With nowhere else to turn, our Fury has to call upon an unlikely ally and an unbelievable sacrifice has to be made. Who makes it out alive? Is there any chance of the time travelling Pharaoh’s plans being stopped?
Williams writes a great issue. Miss Fury has always been at odds with herself, but now she is literally at odds with herself. Williams really plays up a lot of interesting themes by actually having a lot of Miss Fury’s internal struggles playing out, still insider herself, but also with the other Miss Fury. The time traveling story is still in play although the board and the pieces in play are becoming much clearer. Herbert’s art is his best yet. From the characters, to the backgrounds, and the action, Herbert keeps everything very crisp and clean. Miss Fury has always been an interesting book, but it seems Williams and Herbert have really found their groove. Herbert’s art is elevated thanks to Nunes’ colors. The colors go from very old school WWII looking settings to bright and poppy when the sci-fi elements kick in.
Bottom Line: Miss Fury is really firing on all cylinders now. The story is taken to the next level and it seems like our heroine is getting closer to completing her ultimate goal. 4/5