Dynamite Entertainment has announced its new Miss Fury original graphic novel is available as an Indiegogo exclusive.
“I’m beyond excited to play a role in bringing back one of the most influential characters in comics history,” said writer Billy Tucci in a press release. “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.”
Miss Fury, real name Marla Drake, dates back to 1941 and holds the esteemed distinction of being the first female hero created by a woman in the medium. Writer and artist June Tarpé Mills chronicled the tales of the original “Cat Woman” for a full decade in newspaper strips, with the character also licensed at the time for a Marvel comic book. Mills and her heroine were more ahead of their time than even their notable first indicates. Mills dropped her first name when signing the strip to disguise her gender. When Marla was depicted wearing a bikini in a 1947 strip, 37 papers dropped the feature in protest.
Tucci and Sanapo continue that legacy of boundary-breaking in this new tale. Titled “Joy Division,” 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. Joy Division actually fits perfectly into a continuity gap in the original storylines, taking place in the summer of 1944. The book also has its blessings from the Mills family.
The original graphic novel is 100-pages and has three alternate covers availalbe depending on which edition of the OGN you order.
You can find out more about the Miss Fury OGN campaign at the Indiegogo page.