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Writer Commentary: Rob Williams on MISS FURY #7

Check out what the writer of the series has to say about the latest issue.

The time travel craziness continues as Miss Fury is now stuck in a different past with no way back. The latest issue is on sale TODAY. Get a look at several pages plus what writer Rob Williams' thought process on the pages.

MISS FURY #7

Trapped in a past that isn't her own, Miss Fury comes face-to-face with a version of herself who never found love, and it's a bloody, murderous revelation. Is this immoral figure who Marla Drake really is? Or has she grown through time into something better? And when the two Miss Furys cross swords, which one will survive?

PAGE 1

I don't know where Jack Herbert got the reference from - I usually put a lot of reference pic links in a script, but not this one - but here's how you draw 1940s Manhattan. At night. Beautiful initial panel here. The scene immediately set and look at the romance of the place. And yes, Pinocchio was released before this story takes place, in 1943. Love the final panel too. The shadows on Harmon's face. This is a replay of the core action from Miss Fury #1, but seen from different angles and with a very different protagonist. After all, this isn't the original Miss Fury's timeline. If you've been following the series you'll know there's been some major time travel shenanigans going on.

PAGE 4

And here's how you make an entrance. By chopping off the hands of a nefarious Nazi time travel scientist and looking amazing in the queen of all catsuits. And then by licking the blood off the sword for effect. Actually, I'm being a bit facetious. This is the 'bad' Miss Fury of this timeline and I wanted to show a certain amount of immorality in her entrance to distance her from 'our' Miss Fury. This is a Miss Fury who never found love, never had a chance for redemption. She's a wrong 'un, in other words. And she plays up to all the T&A catsuit cliches as a result. We've gone a long way to make Marla Drake three dimensional in this series. This 'bad' Miss Fury is what she'd be without that depth. Oh, and Jack makes her look incredible too.

PAGE 7

Extreme violence done in a balletic bit of sequential progression. Nazi time scientist gets blown through the air by grenades explosion, falls right towards 'bad' Miss Fury's samurai sword and... it doesn't end well. Them's the breaks of being a bad guy Nazi time scientist.

PAGE 11

Jack's growing as an artist all the time, I think. This is such a high quality page. Panel one, with the dead New York cops, is a beautifully drawn panel. Love the storytelling in that initial sequence. Jack Herbert is one to watch going forward.

PAGE 12

Ditto for PG 12. This might be my favorite page of Jack's from our run on the book. Just an A+ page of comic art. In terms of the narrative, this is 'our' Miss Fury watching the 'bad' Miss Fury up on a rooftop after her bloody theft from the Museum of Natural History. But, eerily, 'bad' Miss Fury senses that her counterpart is there and, rather than being freaked out, invites her down to 'come and play.' She's insane. The melting of worlds into one another doesn't bother her at all. There's a feeling that this world has gone very wrong. And our Miss Fury, while trying to anchor her sanity and her sense of right and wrong in impossible circumstances, is flailing.

PAGE 14

Again, this is a nice bit of sequential by Jack. I thought this was an important character point. We've aLready established that Marla Drake's father was a billionaire and a nasty, cold piece of work. Here she remember following her father into his exclusive club and the hidden room above, and her thinking that since she saw so little of him he must keep the important parts of himself here, in this room.

PAGE 15

You don't see what Marla saw her father do in that room, but you do see what this timeline's Miss Fury is doing. And it's the stuff of complete immorality. Our Marla Drake is trying to be a good person and this image is meant to show what she could be if she gives in to the darkness. And she runs from it, thankfully.

PAGE 18

And cuts her hair, flailing as she is for some tangible way of showing that she's not like the 'bad' Miss Fury. This storyline is called 'self-harm' for a reason. And while there's lots of glamourous catsuit action here, the story is primarily the psychological battle of one damaged individual. The question of Marla Drake's sanity has been there throughout the series and it continues.

PAGE 20

... as she realises that she's the only person on the crowded Manhattan street who can see a giant flying UFO hovering over the city. Harmon, the Pharaoh of Time (don't ask) has come to murder the 'bad' Miss Fury. Now, she might well deserve everything she's going to get, but that nasty incarnation is still Marla Drake, to an extent. Should our heroine run to try and save her?

MISS FURY #7 now on sale, as is MISS FURY VOL 1: ANGER IS AN ENERGY.

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Edited by ClawFist

I'm really lovin' Miss Fury.

Edited by lifeboy

Yes! Thanks gman! I have number 6 on my reading list and I will be coming back to this when I get #7 read. Thanks again!

Also, I just read Dejah and the greenmen afew mi utes ago. The writers commentary you did on issue #4 is actually what got me started picking up the series.

Posted by lifeboy

Yo gman. I thought I might let you know of a new develi pment on miss fury as of #6. She has been time jumping sporadically but now she is slowly gaining some control over it. That really opens up what miss fury is about, perhaps even the coarse that we thought this comic would take. I'm not sure what to make of it but the idea sounds cool.