Cat Fights Now in Color

Our new Miss Fury: Sensational Sundays release represents not only a benchmark in The Library of American Comics’s history, but proof of why this is the golden age of comic strip reprints.

Back in 2007, when Dean and I were launching LOAC, we kicked around a number of titles we’d like to reprint, and Miss Fury was on that list. The first female costumed hero created by a female cartoonist? That seemed worth re-introducing to modern-day audiences. Personally, I was intrigued by Tarpé Mills’s story, and charmed by the work I had already seen—earlier that year, a company had released black-&-white reprinting of the comic book reprints of the divine Miss F., informing us that “each panel has been slightly altered to fingerprint this [2007] edition.”

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A page from the 2007 reprinting of Miss Fury# 3, formatted for comic books in the 1940s, then further “fingerprinted” for the 2007 collection.

Now, four years later, here we are, with Miss Fury almost always in full “living color” (as the major TV networks used to love bragging during my boyhood), just as she appeared in the newspapers of the 1940s. No messy fingerprints, no re-edited versions…the pure strip—with all its adventure, gentle kinkiness, and high fashion intact—just the way Tarpé Mills created it.

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The same page as it originally appeared in the newspapers—you’ll find it on page 15 of our Miss Fury: Sensational Sundays.

That LOAC and its friendly competitors are able to release such material, and that you continue to enthusiastically support it, helps prove that together, we’re forging that strip reprint Golden Age I mentioned earlier.

Here’s hoping you enjoy Miss Fury as much as I did!

 

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