Female Furies #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 38
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All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness' girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid's army, Granny thinks it's about time that changed.
And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged-and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all!
FEMALE FURIES is an exciting new miniseries starrin more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Feb 8, 2019

    This book is going to make a big splash. The team has six issues to tell a complicated story about trying to take down Darkseid while also telling a poignant tale about how women are treated in the workplace, in the military, in everyday life and of course, in comic books. Run. Do not walk. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 2, 2019

    Had this only been a one shot I would have been content with it. As a six issue miniseries, I am bursting at the seams for the next issue to come out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Feb 6, 2019

    Female Furies is a must read! Castellucci and Melo start the first issue off strong with art and writing reminiscent of Jack Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 6, 2019

    With truly inspired art choices, a love for the characters, and an all-too-relevant undertone, Female Furies crafts a poignant story that needs to be seen to be believed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 8, 2019

    The art by Adriana Melo is perfect for this book. The two creators just knock it out of the park here. I wasn't sure how this would go, but I enjoyed it very much. If the rest of the series is as strong as this first issue, it will both satisfy and succeed far beyond my original reservations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Feb 14, 2019

    Balancing present day action with flashbacks, this one issue lays out things on Apokolips for the audience better than just about any other series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Thomas Polito Feb 6, 2019

    Female Furies#1 was a stellar example of how things like the #MeToo movement can be handled in mainstream comic books, with art that brings it to life even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Feb 6, 2019

    FEMALE FURIES #1 is engaging right from the first pages. The book confidently presents a feminist critique of sex and power dynamics, and delivers a great story in the process. Stellar artwork backs up the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Adriana Melos art is as raw and unflinching as the story. Its beautifully detailed with a brilliant change in style between Grannys past and her present. The art in the past has a classic look and feel that is reminiscent of Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 6, 2019

    Female Furies #1 gives readers a different look at Apokolips, but it's one that makes perfect sense. The only thing holding the book back is the steep learning curve, but Castellucci proved on Shade The Changing Girl and Shade The Changing Woman that she can take difficult, esoteric concepts and make them accessible. Adriana Melo's art is perfect for this book. The ending is a good hook to keep readers coming back, but beyond that the hope that Furies will get comeuppance against their oppressors should be enough for most readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 7, 2019

    "Female Furies" #1 is a thoroughly modern debut for DC, and the Fourth World has never felt so excitingly female. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Feb 6, 2018

    Shade taught me Castellucci could be insightful in bold new ways. Her return to DC in the form of Female Furies #1 shows that she can be singularly incisive as well; this time alongside Adriana Melo and Hi-Fi. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Feb 6, 2019

    Overall I'm definitely adding Female Furies to my pull list going forward and hope this mini-series turns into an ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 7, 2019

    It's a crying shame the story is so flat because the artwork is gorgeous. Adriana Melo, while not an adherent of Jack Kirby's style, boasts a similarly bold aesthetic that has the same sense of scope that the New Gods demand. Hi-Fi's colors are equally well suited to this sort of story, but it's a bit of a waste given the actual story. Fourth World fans will enjoy this series, but few others will. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Feb 6, 2019

    Overall,Female Furies #1is what would happen if a poorly written Mad Men took place on Apokolips. If you want to see a strong woman in action from the Furies, read Tom King's Mister Miracle instead. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 6, 2019

    With Darkseid and the gang playing Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Woody Allen, this new take on Female Furies isn't one that's going to hold my interest even in a six-issue mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2019

    If the series maintains this tone going forward, it could very well find its groove. But right now, it doesn't quite work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 7, 2019

    Contemporary conversations around abuse of power and privilege are far too important to be diminished by throwaway stories, and Female Furies comes dangerously close to undermining the positive progress the Me Too and similar movements have achieved. Falling far short of satire and just too plain weird to be take seriously as retro-flavored drama, if there is an intended audience here, it probably got lost in a Boom Tube along the way. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 6, 2019

    This was very boring and very odd but incredibly gorgeous. I don't know who to recommend this to since it'll be way too heavy for some readers while also being out of nowhere for others. I personally wouldn't recommend it to anyone despite my appreciation of the art. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 9, 2019

    Female Furies wants very, very desperately to be A Very Important Comic. Unfortunately, bizarre shifts in tone, an inability to take its subject matter seriously in a consistent manner, and a tendency to reduce all its male characters to stock caricatures sap it of any potency it may have had. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Dan Traeger Feb 11, 2019

    To paraphrase a metaphor from mah boi Zack; When you write comics that are well established, long running narratives, you are not an artist. You are a hot dog vendor. There are many accouterments and condiments that you can use to make the hot dog, but your end result had better be a hot dog. These are not your characters. You are caretakers for the company's IP. If you want to serve up a plate of spaghetti get out of the hot dog store. That's what Image and the massive host of independent comics companies are for. Go write characters without roughly 50 years of backstory and characterization and you won't have to worry about writing a story that takes some research. It's not that difficult a concept to grasp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    An interesting premise using the backdrop of Apokolips and the 4th World to tackle real world issues of sexism and misogyny. Stunning artwork adds to the enjoyment of this issue. However, we hope the premise doesn’t undermine the intended story. Worth checking out.

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    Spacey Medicine Feb 13, 2019

    I think that this was a little clumsily executed and rushed, but I think that it’s got something important to say. I wish it had been done a bit better.

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 7, 2019

    Meh. I barely know anything about Apokolips, but apparently this comic really misrepresents it in order to tell this story. That doesn't bother me in this instance simply because I don't know. All the sexism in this is pretty laughable. It's very over the top. I was laughing at some of it. I don't think that was the intended effect. Maybe I'm just a sexist, who knows? I didn't find the issue that hard to read. I got through it just fine. I don't know how to rate it because of that. I understand why people are hating it, but in my case, ignorance is bliss.

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  • 5.0
    CaptainMarx Feb 6, 2019

    "What if Eva Braun had 'Leaned In'?"

    "What if Benito Mussolini was 'Benita Mussolini'?"

    "What if Margaret Thatcher was... Margaret Thatcher?"

    This book is fascism in a power suit and stylish, yet practical heels. This book seems to posit that fascism would be better if only it had a little femininity injected into it. Ahistorical, mindless pablum.

  • 4.0
    Darkseid24 Feb 7, 2019

    What I really liked about this comic was the art. It reminds me a lot of Jack Kirby& it’s just great to see the New Gods as their Pre52 version again. Especially Desaad. I always hated their New52 redesign.
    However storywise the comic is unfortunately pretty weak. While it’s true, that Darkseid and Desaad both are in some way misogynistic- for example: Desaad created concubines without vocal cords for Darkseid or Desaad turned Mortalla into a New God& she basically is forced to have sex with Darkseid- they both can’t be reduced to just that. They are way more complex characters. Darkseid& Desaad both showed admiration for the skills of women, like Pythia or when Ysmalla was Desaads protégée during Warlord. Nor does Desaad despi more

  • 4.0
    JordanT4021 Feb 6, 2019

    I have to admit, theres a slight excitement when first opening up this comic. With art so bright and reminiscent of Kirby's, you'd truly think you're in for a treat. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving.

    As soon as you start reading this issue, the problems become glaringly obvious. The characters are beyond one-note and dull (an alarming contrast to the bright colours of the issue), the political message is so obvious and spoon fed that its almost insulting, and it undoes decades of character progression we've seen since their creation.

    If they wanted the series to have a feminist message, I don't think rape, coercion and childish name calling is the best way to portray that. The furies have always been ruthless, f more

  • 3.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Feb 6, 2019

    Darkseid gets #metoo'd

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    Nihilist Feb 6, 2019

    If you thought only WB does not understand DC characters, as proven with multiple choices done in the DCEU (Riddler-Luthor, Harley and Joker both having tattooed faces, murdering Batman, TMNT Doomsday, etc.), read this comic and think again. Sigh, what a mess, where characters are merely one dimensional shells, and their stories are second to the pseudo-empowerment theme so unsubtle and ironically regressive, it could as well be a Marvel comic.

    Look, I don't mind political comics - I'm a political junkie who follows the news and tries to learn something new every day. And also, I don't mind what many would label as feminist comics - I'm an egalitarian, so how could I?
    But I do mind bad comics, and especially ones that are no more

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  • 2.0
    The-MJP Mar 1, 2019

    Even feminist are decrying this as shallow propaganda, what does that tell you?

    All I can say is that whoever wrote is REALLY fighting the stigma of women not caring or knowing anything about comics

    I’d preside it for the art but I read All-new Wolverine, I never really gave two f-s about art as long as it followed an actual sequence

  • 2.0
    Briton Feb 8, 2019

    I don't know what the crackpot who thought this was the basis for a good comic is on, but can I have some please?

    Extremist propaganda masquerading as a comic or a bad joke? You decide.

    I gave it an extra mark for the colour and the decent art.

  • 2.0
    Kaseladen Feb 8, 2019

    Who greenlit this?
    Thats all I can really say
    Who ok’d this

  • 2.0
    Rico Feb 7, 2019

    GREAT ART but....crap story. I got #metoo'd by this story.

  • 1.5

    I am sorry but the book's complete lack of subtlety is a killer for me. These characters don't deserve to serve your Harvey Weinstein fill-in. The cliffhanger gave me hope that it won't all be bad.

  • 1.5
    SnakeWilson Feb 6, 2019

    there is definitely an agenda going on here

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    Scathan Dec 28, 2019

    This was embarassing on every level

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    REYNARD Feb 28, 2019

    The problem with this book is that you can’t apply social and gender issues that plague humanity to literal gods of evil. The fact that Darkseid is reduced to a “rapist” and “misogynistic boss” makes him less interesting and ruins his character. Even if he rapes people (which he probably does), the others in his Elite would probably applaud him for it. They probably rape people too.

    If any of the Female Furies were groped on Apokolips, they would kill the groomer in a second. The Furies are a group of psychopaths and sadists who murder people for fun. This book is a complete joke.

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    Cosmic Ray Feb 13, 2019

    Brand destroying.

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    Alf1014 Feb 11, 2019

    All I got to say is OOF.

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    GL Fan 2814 Feb 7, 2019

    What a pile of garbage - this is more than heavy handed.

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    Soul Assassin Feb 6, 2019

    agenda trash

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    Samuel Almeida Feb 6, 2019

    ..........what in the fucking fuck did i just read?.............
    seriously, for the love of Jack Kirby what was that atrocity????????
    I was expecting some female empowerment to happen in this book because its a good thing. But THIS? If i were a woman i would be furious! Every female character in this book is completely out of character! They act like theyre some kind of weakling creatures that cant stand for themselves! And dont even let me start on the men! If the writer hates men, you can TOTALLY see it in here! Every single men is written like the biggest, most disgusting sexist, rapist you have never seen! DARKSEID RAPES GRANNY GOODNESS! LMFAO! Thats ridiculous!!! Why on earth would DARKSEID care for sex, anyways???!!! Oh my G more

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