Billy Tucci and Dynamite Comics Resurrects Golden Age Heroine “Miss Fury” on Indiegogo
Last week, celebrated comic book creator Billy Tucci partnered with Dynamite Comics to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Miss Fury – Joy Division, a 100-page graphic novel starring one comics’ original superheroines.
Written by Tucci (Shi) and featuring illustrations by Maria Laura Sanapo and colors by Ceci de la Cruz (Lady Death), Miss Fury is a revival of the classic titular character set in her original continuity of during World War II. Here’s the plot synopsis taken from the Miss Fury Indiegogo campaign page:
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.
Backers can get a softcover version of Miss Fury for $30, while signed hardcover editions are $50. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up multiple copies of the book, original art, a set of poster prints, the chance to have your likeness drawn into the final product, and tons more Miss Fury swag.
Tucci has been trying to make his Miss Fury – Joy Division story a reality since at least 2018, though it looks as though there have been a few creative team shakeups since then. This time looks like a lock, though, as the project sailed well past its original funding goal, having already raised nearly $34 thousand at the time of this writing.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Miss Fury Indiegogo campaign page here.