The Golden Age superhero Miss Fury is set to make her grand return to comics courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment with a brand new original graphic novel from the creative team of writer Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock), artist Maria Laura Sanapo (Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica), colorist Ceci de la Cruz and letterer Mindy Lopkin.
“I’m beyond excited to play a role in bringing back one of the most influential characters in comics history,” said writer Billy Tucci. “Miss Fury will battle the Third Reich from the skies over New York to behind enemy lines in occupied France as Marla Drake is charged with capturing and bringing to justice the sadistic Nazi commander of the infamous ‘Joy Division.’ More importantly, I take it very, very seriously to honor Miss Fury’s creator, June Tarpé Mills, and to bring to light one of the most heinous yet forgotten episodes of the Holocaust.”
“I’m proud to continue the legacy of the great woman June Tarpé Mills on this marvelous character Miss Fury,” adds artist Maria Sanapo. “Her contribution to comics history is immense, with her talent and feminine touch. Each page has been a blast for me and working with Billy is fantastic!”
“This is a story Billy has wanted to tell for years,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Some fans may remember it was originally going to be periodicals, but there were scheduling issues. Then Billy wanted to change the format and take it directly to fans, as he’s done so successfully with Shi. Billy wanted to bring in Maria, but she was busy working on our fun crossover with Archie Comics, so we pushed this back until she was available. With Ceci and Mindy joining too, everyone has finally been able to get back to this project, and it’s become all the more personal and better for it. I can’t wait for fans to read this incredible story!”
Check out some first look artwork here…
Created by writer and artist June Tarpé Mills back in 1941, Miss Fury has the distinction of being the first female comic book hero created by a woman. The new Miss Fury graphic novel will feature a complete 100-page story entitled ‘Joy Division’; here’s the official description…
The story delves into that eponymous deep dark secret of the Nazi regime. Through the 1940s, several concentration camps featured brothels wherein Jewish women were forced to work as prostitutes for soldiers. This rarely discussed, dark tragedy of history remains starkly relevant today. Miss Fury and her team of Black Furies have discovered this cruel phenomenon and are going to kick some Nazi ass, in an all-female “Inglourious Basterds” style mission.
Miss Fury is available to pre-order now via IndieGogo.