Furious is about 3 women, Furious (or the Beacon as she prefers to be called), a blonde super heroine with a tendency to go a bit overboard with the fury. Cadence Lark, a red haired femme fatale, famous and the media’s favourite villainess, accused of killing both her parents and hated by most. And last but not least a dark haired Audrey Hepburnesque mysterious woman who seems to have a talent to be clumsy in supermarkets. Right, let’s start this review off with a spoiler alert!
WRITTEN BY: Bryan J. L. Glass
ART: Victor Santos
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: January 29th
The blurb for Furious reads “Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fuelled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.” which sounds promising and all rather “now”.
The first issue is action packed as our super heroine The Beacon, or Furious as the media has dubbed her, is trying to save a young boy from his mother who is threatening to kill him. She also has a funny altercation with some fan boys in a store, who almost seem to know more about Furious and the workings of a superhero than she does.
What part the villain Cady Lark plays, and what she really has done, we don’t know yet but from what they tell us she is a classic femme fatale. The woman in between them, the dark haired nameless girl, has a bit of a Clark Kent feel, a bit clumsy and bumbling and rather sweet.
What else can I say about this first edition? Well she does save the day and we realise that the 3 women are one and the same. From this first issue it certainly seems like it will be a rather interesting ride. The artwork is pleasing on the eye and the character of Furious is interesting, and we do not as of yet know what is up with all the different alter egos. Fame is playing one part of it, redemption another. But we will just have to wait and see how it will all fit together.