Review: Miss Fury Digital #1
Digital First!!! An all-new Miss Fury adventure never before seen in print! Miss Fury is back in time again! Or is she? Will Miss Fury be able to make it home for a nice long bath, or will she forever be transported? Find out now! This issues has all three digital chapters of Miss Fury in a new, never printed, super-sized collection!
The first half of the new digital first Miss Fury adventure hits this week. The digital story is written by regular series scribe Rob Williams. Wagner Reis provides are for the prelude, Johnny Desjardins handles art on Chapter 1, and Fritz Casas tackles art for chapter 2. Kevin Colden does the colors for all three issues with Pat Brosseau doing the same with letters.
The story features Miss Fury fighting more time agent Nazis as well as a group of Roman centurions who have been brought to the present to serve as a gang of gangster henchmen. Fury makes quick work of the latest time agent Nazi in the prelude, but she has a harder time with the centurions. What starts out as a normal day of fighting gangster Roman’s on a stolen tugboat in the Hudson River quickly turns into an all-out battle with a giant time displaced dinosaur. Miss Fury hits a big button on the time device the Romans were given by agent Krampus, but since Miss Fury dispatched him it has been acting up. Fury and the one good Roman team up to slay the beast, but as you can guess, Miss Fury experiences another time jump. Now in the far off future with the Roman as head of a crime empire in space. The time button is gone, and it’s up to Miss Fury and her Roman companion to get it back. In space no one can hear you scream, but is Miss Fury even really in space? Is this the final piece of evidence she needs to realize she is truly crazy?
Williams writes a more action/adventure oriented story. The main series looks at Miss Fury as a character, but the digital series looks at her as a female adventurer. She’s still possibly crazy, but she’s kicking butt and having a little fun in the process. It’s a little confusing at times, but if you’ve navigated the main series you’ll get your bearings quick enough. The three artists for the series have very different styles. Reis’s art for the prelude is very heavily digital with some photorealistic faces. Desjardins’ and Casas’ art styles complement each other in the main chapters. They have a more grounded approach that keeps a bit of pulp edge, but it more expressive in their line art. Colden’s colors help keep all three entries connected with his use of purples.
Bottom Line: This is a more action-oriented look at Miss Fury, but all the time hopping and questions about the character’s mental health makes for a confusing chain of events at time. Williams is starting to pull things together in the main title, so it will be interesting to see how the next installment of the digital series goes along with that or continues on its own course. 3/5