MISS FURY #3 recently hit the store shelves and the action continues. Now that she's found herself in the present, her future, Miss Fury is continuing her battle and search for answers.
Once again we get the chance to check out what writer Rob Williams has to say about his thought process for the issue.
MISS FURY #3
In 1943 Miss Fury is drunk and suicidal, tight rope walking on the edge of one of Manhattan's highest skyskrapers, in 2013 she's involved in a life-or-death high speed bike chase through the centre of Washington DC with time travelling armoured Nazi agents. Which reality is true? Meanwhile, CIA Agent Harmon reveals to Miss Fury the true identity of the scientist who sent her hurtling through time, but when she tracks down one of the top Nazi agents in 2013, she discovers the that her war may have already been lost..
Bit of political satire here, and not exactly subtle political satire at that. It turns out that those figures in the press, on TV, talk radio and in print? The ones making divisive statements that seem intended to rip America apart? It turns out that they may well be shape-shifting, time-travelling Nazi secret agents. Which makes perfect sense when you think about it. Kind of. OK, there's humour here, but there's a generally hateful irresonsibility to a lot of these real world messages that we're mimicking here. Deliberate manipulation for their own ends. There's a low level eveil to that, at least, I think.
Just a really cool page. Love what Jack Herbert's done here. The leap over the bank of cars, the explosion, Capitol Hill in the background grounding this scene, giving it a wee bit of political context. The armoured Nazi agents following. And the way Jack's drawn in 'Miss Fury' to the shadow bottom left. Really nicely done.
Comics can do these kinds of cinematic action sequences really well. A four panel progression. Miss Fury, in her panic, runs out into the road, in front of a huge Mack truck, she does an impossible move to drop below the truck, which then takes out one of her armoured pursuers. Fun. Hollywood action move stuff.
Again, just a really cool page by Jack and the end of our initial action sequence. Miss Fury impaling the final Nazi agent on the front of the Harley Davison. That feels a fairly iconic credo. Then the switch through time and the Manhattan in the 40s seen through a cocktail glass on a rail. This is Marla Drake's 'lost weekend'. Drunk, grief stricken, dulling her pain with countless playboys and cocktails. But there's a memory of deep pain at the heart of it all. She's stuck in a destructive cycle in this stage of her life (she's ON a cycle in panel 1 - bad pun) and needs to accept her grief and find something in life worth fighting for. That's her core journey, effectively.
And here's the key moment she's blocking out, in flashback. The telegram we've seen several times in issues one and two, bringing her the news she's since blanked out. The news that has driven her into a form of insanity that may well involve time travelling, or it may not. We'll see.
Bare foot, drunk on REALLY good cocktails and now standing on the balcony rail of a Mscumanhattan skyskraper's penthouse. Oh dear, it's not going to end well. And the scummy playboy she's with? His first instinct is the damage her actions are doing to him. Nice guy. He's going to pay for that on the next page.
I only chose this page because Jack seems to have cast David Boreanaz as Harmon, our CIA agent. Fair enough. I think my initial script said he was Don Draper-esque. Soo that works.
Aaaaand it turns out that just about EVERYONE in downtown Washington DC is a time travelling armoured Nazi agent. Paranoid? Miss Fury? Noooo. That's what being insane will do for you.
Be sure to pick up MISS FURY #4 on July 3, 2013.