Written by Tim Midura
and Frank Miller
on Friday, May 02 2014 and posted in Reviews
Furious and Perfidia throw down!
A bloodied Furious stands over two thugs opposite a hard-partying Cadence Lark on the cover of Furious #4, released this week by Dark Horse Comics. This issue features a story by Bryan J.L. Glass and art, along with cover art, by Victor Santos.
Catching up with Furious holding down some teenagers at a convenience store where the clerk was murdered, she’s confronted by Detective Christopher McKnight, who informs her the killings were committed by someone who looks similar to her. Meanwhile, a local news station announces their intent to interview Furious live in Memorial Park, and, of course, Perfidia needs to make an appearance there too.
Bryan J.L. Glass reveals that, although she’s young, Furious is willing to acknowledge her shortcomings. She’s comforted by Detective McKnight, who lets her know she’s benefitting society, even though it’s quite clear she’s not too sure of what she’s doing exactly. Having Perfidia come face to face with Furious brings us closer to the possible reveal of her identity, and the offhand comment about how she knows just how to work a crowd is clever, subtle writing.
Though this issue is a bit slower and heartfelt, Victor Santos brings the ultraviolence when necessary. The lengthy opening is followed by a few quick pages with Perfidia, contrasting the gentleness with sadism. Santos keeps the color themes going here as Furious gets warm tones and Perfidia gets cold ones. My favorite touch was the bloody kiss, mimicking lipstick.
Things come to a head here in Furious #4, as we finally see the two supers go toe to toe, and we’re one step closer to Furious having her secret identity revealed. With one issue left in the arc, I can’t wait to see how Furious gets out this mess!
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