Miss Fury #3 Review
By Andy Frisk
June 16, 2013 - 18:30
Writer(s): Rob Williams
Penciller(s): Jack Herbert
Inker(s): Jack Herbert
Colourist(s): Ivan Nunes
Letterer(s): Simon Bowland
Cover Artist(s): Joe Benitez, Paul Renaud, Billy Tan, Wagner Reis
Continuing her time-shifting battle against Nazi agents both in 1943 and 2013, Miss Fury quickly learns that she just might be in over her head as the Nazi infiltrators are everywhere in contemporary America. The question remains though, just how many and who exactly are these enemies of America and how can Miss Fury fight the good fight when they are such high profile (and prolific) enemies?
Managing to keep her clothes on for the first time for a full issue (well, except for one small flashback panel), Marla Drake/Miss Fury continues the fight against time displaced Nazi agents who appear to win World War II by decimating America in 2013. Just before this happens though, Miss Fury and her seemingly ageless contact in the US Government put in motion a plot to stop politicians who argue that rape doesn't cause pregnancy, vow to keep Washington from "taking your guns away," rail against how contemporary America "is not our America," and herald the doom of America if "the Socialist is re-elected." Writer Rob Williams pull no punches in his description of who the enemies are and just how fascist the far right in the "real" America has become by culling the above statements from real life right-wingers and putting them in the mouth of his fictional Nazi agents. Priceless.
This is a comic book though, not a manifesto, so along with the political commentary there is plenty of action and adventure. Marla is a sucker for an adrenaline rush (as her behavior demonstrates) and she gets plenty of opportunities to pump up that adrenaline here in issue #3. From jumping on the back of a moving motorcycle, nearly getting run over by a semi truck, jumping off the balcony of a New York high rise, and drop kicking a Nazi agent right in the middle of a crowded sidewalk, Miss Fury #3 runs the gambit of high octane action. Artist Jack Herbert brings the whole affair to realistic, noir-shadowed, and fast paced life.
Miss Fury has steadily improved over the past few issues and it seems like Dynamite Comics is finally realizing that while it's perfectly fine to draw an incredibly hot Marla Drake/Miss Fury character, she doesn't have to run around naked all the time for Miss Fury to be a comic book worth reading. Great job guys. Keep it up.
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