Comics will eat themselves

October 1, 2013

Miss Fury 05

When I wrote about these two characters a while (years?) back the assumption was that they were long-forgotten comics of interest only to part-time panelologists such as myself. Yet here we are in 2013 and “Miss Fury” and “Brain Boy” live again. About the only hero left to be resurrected now is “Fatman the human Flying Saucer”………………

Brain Boy 01

PS: Yes, there really were “Fatman the human Flying Saucer” comics !?!

fatman

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Miss Fury 2

August 5, 2008

Who said she was “the female Batman” ?

Miss Fury

July 18, 2008

It seems that Adventure Comics were a subsidiary of Malibu comics. “Miss Fury” was a four issue mini series in 1991. She later appeared briefly in a Malibu Superhero team book (the title escapes me) and was then never seen again. This seems a shame as the character had potential. She was the grand-daughter of the original “Miss Fury” who had appeared in a newspaper strip from 1941 to 1952.

Miss Fury was one of the first female superheroes. She was also one of the first female superheroes to be written AND drawn by a woman.

Why has she got a cat hanging on her back??

The original Miss Fury appeared in a Marvel/Timely comic between 1941 and 1945. I believe the comic consisted of coloured versions of the original newspaper strips. Perhaps as the material was only licensed that is why Miss Fury never re-appeared in the early 1960s when Marvel Comics re-introduced all their Golden Age characters like Sub-Mariner, Human Torch, Captain America etc etc. I’d have liked to see how Stan Lee and Jack Kirby would have handled a “female Batman”.