The first female superhero created and drawn by a woman cartoonist.
Reprinting every Miss Fury Sunday page from the beginning in April 1941 through April 1944 (where IDW's companion volume picks up), we learn the origins of Miss Fury and her skin-tight panther costume — complete with its sharp claws on her hands and her feet!
By day, she was socialite Marla Drake — by night, the costumed adventuress Miss Fury. These early exploits introduce all of the memorable characters who remained in the strip for the rest of the decade: the one-armed General Bruno, the Baroness Erica Von Kampf (with a swastika branded on her forehead), Albino Jo, and the all-American Gary Hale and Detective Carey, who each vies for Marla's affections. The stories range from downright kinky to all-out action against Nazis, spies, cuthroats, and thieves. Edited by Trina Robbins and designed by Lorraine Turner.
Eisner Award-nominee for BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION!
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
June Tarpe Mills (1915-1988) had been a fashion model and illustrator and contributed minor strips such asThe Purple Zombie and Daredevil Barry Finn to comic books for two years when the much more successful Miss Fury made its debut in national newspapers in 1941, beating Wonder Womanto the punch by eight months. From the beginning, Mills signed her comics with her sexually ambiguous middle name because, as she said in a newspaper interview, “It would have been a major let-down to the kids if they found out that the author of such virile and awesome characters was a gal.”