Alien Boss Women Take Down Abusive Men In New Comic 'Female Furies' — Read The First 5 Pages

Alien Boss Women Take Down Abusive Men In New Comic 'Female Furies' — Read The First 5 Pages

Imagine The Handmaid's Tale in outer space. That's what Female Furies feels like. The new DC Comics release, out today, tells the story of women fighters on the oppressive planet of Apokolips taking down abusive men — and taking back the power. (You can read the first 5 pages below.)

It's a feminist reimagining, by L.A. writer Cecil Castelucci, of characters created in the early 1970s by legendary comic book artist/writer Jack Kirby.

"I'm a lady, and so I'm interested in telling those kinds of stories, and I've certainly lived those kinds of stories, just as many people have," Castelucci told LAist. "I think that women have been longing to tell these stories forever in comics."

Castelucci said she felt now was an organic time to take a look at these classic female characters in a new way, taking what was already in the DNA of the original Kirby stories and modernizing it.

Alien Boss Women Take Down Abusive Men In New Comic 'Female Furies' — Read The First 5 Pages LAist.com February 6, 2019