DC ROUND-UP: FEMALE FURIES #1 Argues the Male Gaze is the Real Anti-Life Equation

DC ROUND-UP: FEMALE FURIES #1 Argues the Male Gaze is the Real Anti-Life Equation

Female Furies #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Adriana Melo
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

After the incredible work that Cecil Castellucci did alongside Marley Zarcone and Kelly Fitzpatrick on Shade the Changing Girl, I was ready to follow Castellucci anywhere. The intergalactic fish out of water tale was unlike any other title DC has released in recent years. Shade taught me Castellucci could be insightful in bold new ways. Her return to DC in the form of Female Furies #1 shows that she can be singularly incisive as well; this time alongside Adriana Melo and Hi-Fi.

After Tom King and Mitch Gerads wrapped up their critically lauded take on Mister Miracle, Jack Kirby’s Fourth World seemed positioned for a renaissance at DC Comics. I didn’t think it’d look quite like this, though. One of the best elements of Mister Miracle was Big Barda– Scott Free’s partner and fellow escapee of Apokolips. In that book, she was Scott’s shield– a source of strength and indomitable will, even through the times where Scott Free’s own muster failed him. Female Furies, on the other hand, showcases a younger Barda who has not yet found that endless fountain of will. This is a Barda with much to learn.

DC ROUND-UP: FEMALE FURIES #1 Argues the Male Gaze is the Real Anti-Life Equation Comicsbeat February 6, 2019