REVIEW: Miss Fury Vol 2 #5

It has been a couple of months since I spent some time in 1940’s America, so imagine my surprise to learn that this crime noir book has turned all “creatures from alternative dimensions”.  So, how does this change of pace and scenery affect the book?

Miss Fury is on board her stole boat, amidst an army of creature worshipers and of course, the big bad itself.  Still, in her final moments, Miss Fury has a visitation of her own, giving her the strength to draw breath and continue to fight the good fight.

Corinna Bechko writes a story that gives some insight into the mysticism of Miss Fury, which has been bubbling along quite nicely in the previous issues. The book is quite the action piece, seemingly one long fight scene.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I did find myself a little disappointed that there was no really clever twist.  The big bad seems quite uniform in many ways although I did like the pseudo-Salem.

Jonathan Lau provides the art with a dynamic style that screams grace.  Action packed panels full of pace, set up panels full of details and a sense of structure that allows the rather bland villain to at least look it can fulfill its world destroying part.  Lau’s work is even more impressive when partnered with colorist Vinicius  Andrade whose work here, with a painted style give the book a movie style quality.

As stated, this book is an action packed climax.  Miss Fury is a heroine, so there is violence aplenty aimed at women throughout.  Now I am not advocating violence to anyone, after all this is a comic book, but I will be interested to see if there is any backlash for how women are depicted here.  If those who scream for the heads of those who dare to put Batgirl in danger for example, surely for the sake of equality, those same commentators should be up in arms here!

Still, societal concerns aside, this final issue brings to close a somewhat entertaining first arc.

Writing – 3.5 Stars
Art – 4 Stars
Colors – 5 Stars

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Jonathan Lau

 

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