DC's 'Female Furies' Writer on Crafting a New Spin on a Jack Kirby Classic

DC's 'Female Furies' Writer on Crafting a New Spin on a Jack Kirby Classic

"I thought it would be interesting to see an awakening on the level of a Me Too movement, but on a planet where everyone is really the bad guy," Cecil Castellucci tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Darkseid is… a patriarchal system.

Following up on the critically acclaimed, award-winning Mister Miracle series, DC this week launches another revisionist take on Jack Kirby’s beloved Fourth World comic book mythology. Instead of simply continuing in the vein of the last series, however, writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Adriana Melo’s Female Furies is something altogether different: A funny, feminist take on the origins of the unstoppable all-woman fighting force of Apokolips, as trained by the sadistic Granny Goodness, a woman feared by everyone — except the men who consider themselves her peers.

Ahead of Wednesday’s first issue, Heat Vision talked to Castellucci about the series’ origins, as well as how it connects to contemporary pop culture.

DC's 'Female Furies' Writer on Crafting a New Spin on a Jack Kirby Classic February, 5, 2019