Review: Miss Fury #4

20130713-081638.jpgUnless you’re H. G. Wells, time travel is a difficult subject to get right, but the latest installment of Dynamite‘s Miss Fury makes a pretty good effort.

For the unfamiliar, our heroine is the sultry Marla Drake…billionaire heiress, petty thief, and Nazi slayer. After downing a magical potion on a trip to Kenya, funded by daddy’s pocketbook, she inherits superpowers (four books in and I’m not entirely sure what they are though, super strength?). The story isn’t that simple though…Miss Fury gets a chance to demonstrate these powers in 1943, 2013, and ‘the future,’ made possible by time traveling Nazis attempting to destroy America from within. I think.

When I first heard about the plot of Rob Williams‘ new series I thought he had bitten off more than he could chew…and at times he does (there’s a giant battleship sitting on the streets of D.C.). For the most part though, he treats the readers as intellectuals and makes us keep up with the time jumps (watch for the word SWITCH). Williams continues to build on Marla’s emotional backstory with a childhood memory and an equally poignant telegram scene.

Jack Herbert‘s art keeps up with the non linear script. Not everyone can make the transition from Victorian hand gloves to Nazi cyborgs look seamless. His panels, coupled with some brilliant covers by a host of contributing artists, make for a visually stunning series.

Miss Fury has clearly come a long way since her her 1941 debut. Williams chose a unique direction for her resurgence, and although the storyline might lose some folks, those that stick with it will be glad they did.

Story: Rob Williams Art: Jack Herbert
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review