The Fourth World Faces Up: Female Furies is an Unsparing Look at Abuse

The Fourth World Faces Up: Female Furies is an Unsparing Look at Abuse

It’s not easy for anyone on Apokolips, but it’s especially hard if you’re a woman. A brutal, despotic society, the only “power” to be gained must be given by Darkseid, and usually comes at a steep cost. Deception and backstabbing are common within Darkseid’s supporters, and those who do find themselves at the top have a hard time staying there. Anyone who disappoints doesn’t just fall out of failure. They often find themselves thrown into prison camps…or the fire pits.

All of which makes the Female Furies so fascinating. How did this band of women, led by the terrifying Granny Goodness, become the most ferocious and feared warriors on all of Apokolips? After all, women face more challenges than men in our workplaces and our world, and our world isn’t a fire-strewn hellscape controlled by an intergalactic tyrant. What sort of nightmares were they forced to endure on their rise to the top? And do they continue to this day?

These are some of the questions tackled by FEMALE FURIES, the timely, unsparing new miniseries written by SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL writer Cecil Castellucci and drawn by PLASTIC MAN’s Adriana Melo.

The Fourth World Faces Up: Female Furies is an Unsparing Look at Abuse DC Blog, February 8, 2019