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Sassy, smart, and seductive.  It applies to Marla Drake, the Miss Fury of the 1940s and of today in Dynamite Comics’ time-hopping series Miss Fury.  And it applies to Drake’s masked persona and the series itself.  Writer Rob Williams and artist Jack Herbert have provided their response to the much-lauded Batwoman team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman.  And just as the Williams III and Blackman team-up created one of the best comic book series in its first year out of the gates, so has team Williams and Herbert with their first year of Miss Fury.

Catsuits and pointy ears aside, Miss Fury is a unique take on the world’s first superheroine.  Writer Rob Williams concocted the surprise hit of the year–a book that might not have been on pull lists yet it was swiped off the store shelves every week as readers couldn’t get enough of the series.  Among many classic titles emerging from the publisher known for licensed works from the past like The Shadow, the Green Hornet, and the Bionic Man, Miss Fury is a non-stop, action-filled, fun read–it’s a comic book series that will remind you why you love comic books in the first place.

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As a comic book artist that excels at the feminine form, Brazilian artist Jackson “Jack” Herbert is well on his way to becoming the next Adam Hughes.  His Marla Drake is a sophisticate back in the 1940s.  In 2013 she is a provocateur, an agent of an untrustworthy manipulator, murdering as he directs, because she believes she can save America from a dreadful alternative reality.

Time travel.  Shape-changing Nazis hiding as Washington politicians.  The end of World War II hasn’t occurred yet.  A long-believed dead German scientist is pulling the strings.  A 1940s battleship appears in the middle of the nation’s capital in 2013.  A static warp bubble allows our heroine to flip back and forth from past to present to future.  Is Miss Fury the constant in all possible realities that can save the future from happening, or undo the damage that has been done?  Or is she just a pawn in a carefully constructed game of doom?

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Rob Williams’ clever story twists will have you drifting back to the best of Joss Whedon’s stories from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  With Issue #7, a murderous version of Marla Drake inhabits the parallel universe that our Miss Fury keeps getting pulled in and out of.  The other Miss Fury is a bad girl in the classic comic book sense and Herbert is in lock step with Williams in his portrayal of the two as they meet up for the first time.  Every new issue just keeps getting better and better.

A trade edition is available now reprinting the first issues from the series is available here from Amazon.com, and the series continues next month at comic book stores everywhere.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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