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More than four decades after their creation, the most deadly women in the DC Universe are finally going to have their time in the spotlight, with DC Entertainment announcing a new Female Furies miniseries for 2019.
The series will center around the group of warriors created by Jack Kirby for his Mister Miracle series in the 1970s (They debuted in 1972’s Mister Miracle No. 6.) Trained by the sadistic Granny Goodness, the Furies are the elite soldiers of Apokolips, the home planet of intergalactic despot Darkseid — but despite their skill, they’re rarely sent to the frontlines, which is the starting point for the new series.
“The fact is that the Furies are kept down by the circumstances of where they live and who is in power,” series writer Cecil Castellucci told Polygon. “How do women in that kind of world have an awakening, and ultimately a reckoning, with their lot? And how do they come into their own true power and become a team to make a change for better or worse? What does it mean to have someone’s back after years of stabbing people in the back?”
The launch of Female Furies follows this week’s conclusion of the critically acclaimed Mister Miracle series, and comes ahead of Ava DuVernay’s New Gods movie, currently in development at Warner Bros. (New Gods is another of Kirby’s “Fourth World” series, and often used as a catchall title for the entire Fourth World mythology.)
Castellucci, whose previous comics work includes Shade the Changing Girl and Soupy Leaves Home, will work with Plastic Man artist Adriana Melo on the series; Mister Miracle’s Eisner Award-winning artist Mitch Gerads will provide covers. Female Furies will launch in February 2019.
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