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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600109055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600109058
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You can buy this book just to look at it.
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I brought this book home maybe a week ago and have read through it twice.
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I've never had so much fun reading a comic book as this one.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mike Madrid on July 7, 2011
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I am so happy these Miss Fury stories have finally seen the light of day. There are a couple of decades old, out of print collection of Miss Fury, but this hardcover collection reprints stories that have not been reprinted since the 1940's. First off, the design of this book is gorgeous, like the other books in this series from IDW. Miss Fury is a significant heroine in the history of American comic books who is often overlooked. While most people assume that Wonder Woman was the first female superhero, Miss Fury actually predates her. And, her adventures were written and drawn by a woman cartoonist, a feat that sadly is still an anomaly in the mainstream comic book industry of today. Trina Robbins, herself a legend in the world of comic books, shares her incredible knowledge of the Golden Age of comic books in a fascinating and informative introduction telling the story of both Miss Fury and her creator, artist Tarpe Mills. The introduction is illustrated with rare artwork, paper dolls and ephemera from Miss Fury's history. Then there are the stories themselves. Miss Fury's adventures were unique in the female perspective that artist Mills brought to superhero comics. The stories are filled with fantastic, glamorous characters, and often border on the bizarre. The majority of strip reprinted here are in their original color form, which most modern day fans of Miss Fury have never seen. Also included are rare surviving pages of Tarpe Mills' last, unfinished graphic novel, Albino Jo. This collection is a must have for fans of Golden Age comics, but also for anyone interested in female superheroes. Those fans of modern comics who only the know the often scantily clad and busty superheroines of today will find the adventures of one of the founding mothers of comic books both entertaining and enlightening.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Diego Cordoba on August 3, 2011
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What?! No more Miss Fury reviews?! What's wrong with you guys? Isn't there anyone else out there who finds this book short of MAGNIFICENT!

I must say that I really didn't know much of Miss Fury and missed the reprints by Pure Imagination (not to mention those by marvel), but this book easily surpasses them all. Reproduced directly from the Sunday pages, we get the full color pages from the 40's. I know there was a daily also, but the plot of the Sundays was different.

This book features an interesting intro by Trina Robbins, that had me nearly in tears once you find out how Ms. Mills' life ended (broke and lonely; her body was found a couple of days after she had died and all her original art had been stolen too, jeez!?).

Concerning the content herein, I was a little confused at first because the book doesn't start from the beginning but rather halfway through during the mid forties (it had originally started in '41) when most people who had been following the series knew who was who. There are so many characters here, that you must pay careful attention to what's going on, or you'll be completely lost. It took me quite a couple of pages to finally understand what the heck was going on. But once you get into the story, there is no turning back, as all you'll want to do is keep on reading. That was my second surprise. The stories are real fun to read. I mean, it's not anywhere else you'll find girls fighting each other, men cross-dressing, not to mention immortal men who look very gay, and girls who seem to be in their undies every two other pages. I can't think of any artist doing stuff like this for the newspapers (well besides Jane in the UK). The art is actually pretty good too (sort of a cross between Milton Caniff, Fletcher Hanks and Basil Wolverton !!).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Moreau on September 7, 2011
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I didn't know too much about this artist. In fact, I came across this book through Amazon. After a little research I decided to take a chance and what a great find. Miss Mills art work is stunning Adam Hughes has nothing on her. You can buy this book just to look at it. Trinna Roberts essay was a wealth of information that gave me a real sense of this gifted woman. Being from Boston I found it amusing to see certin pictures being banned by the Boston Globe. Banned In Boston welcome to the list Tarpe' Mills. Great book for anyone who likes comic books or the history of them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Michael Cook on March 31, 2012
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Don't let the cover fool you. For the most part, the story line not "racy," it is very well done and interesting. Artwork is really well done. The book is a bit strange in that it starts in the "middle" of the original run and proceeds to the abrupt, and unfinished, end of the comic. But, even with those rather odd circumstances, I really enjoyed the book. The Miss Fury costume is hardly seen at all, so it is not really an avenger, "superhero-type" storyline, but it is still very enjoyable. The preface hints that if this book sells well enough, the beginning and first half of the series might be printed. Here's hoping it does well enough. The artist/author's entire series is worth sharing with the public.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2012
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This is a strip I had heard of, but never seen. The pictures looking interesting, as did what I could find out about it. Am not completely finished reading it, but find it enjoyable. I like the artwork - can see how it would have been racy in the 1940's. If you are interested in comic books, comic strips, you will not be dissappointed.
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