Thursday, September 12, 2013
Issue Review: Miss Fury 4
This is another solid story turned in by Rob Williams and Jack Herbert. We're starting to see the whole picture now, despite all the time travel. In particular, where Harmon fits in, and the fact that he is a Nazi agent, make some of the earlier events clearer. We also learn more about Miss Fury, and the fact that Chandler proposed to her, and she said yes. Thus, we learn that she was really in love with him. The World War II scenes continue to be my favorites in this story arc, because they reveal so much of Marla's character and what motivates her as Miss Fury.
On the other hand, some things remain confusing and unexplained by the end of this story. For example, when Schauburger opens the portal to World War II, what exactly causes it to open in precisely such a way that a World War II battleship appears? And what is his purpose in causing this to happen? Surely he can't think a battleship in Washington, D.C. could win a war all by itself in the year 2013, and the only thing the move seems to accomplish is to mortally wound Pinkston. However, it's wildly overkill to try and defeat one person with a battleship. Surely the sniper rifle Schauburger was carrying could have sufficed. That said, the story overall was fairly easy to follow despite all the time traveling, and the characters remain interesting. Marla/Miss Fury has grown on me more and more with each issue.
The art continues to be very strong on this series. Both action scenes and quiet romance scenes are very well done, and Marla continues to look like a glamorous '40s move star. The backgrounds are very detailed, and although the reason for the battleship's presence may be obscure, it's drawn extremely well. The cover, which shows Fury slashing through a Nazi flag, looks great.
Overall, this was a reasonably enjoyable comic with a decent story and good artwork. I've continued to have fun with this series, and look forward to the next issue.
My score: 8/10