Female Furies #4
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Adriana Melo
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Walt Simonson & Paul Mounts
Editor: Brittany Holzherr & Harvey Richards; Jamie S. Rich
We get a look at the hellish conditions that children on Apokolips grow up in when we see just how Darkseid came into possession of Scott Free, as well as the first meeting of Barda and Scott in this issue of Female Furies.
It’s interesting what grief does to a person. How it can open your eyes to things you would rather not see. Or, in Barda’s case, remember things you’ve suppressed. Scott Free’s been on the fringes of this story from the beginning, as he should be as this is very much the Furies show. However, his relationship with Barda is so very key to the hero she will become, and seeing how they bonded so early on explains a lot about how both of them were able to shake off the indoctrination Darkseid and Granny Goodness.
Speaking of, Granny has a few cons going, both with Darkseid and without. We get some interesting information about who actually mentored her and it’s honestly a surprise. In fact this issue is filled with several twists regarding Granny’s plots. Her machinations may even bear fruit, but it’s highly doubtful it’ll be what she or Darkseid wants.
Adriana Melo and Hi-Fi give us some damn fine artwork, with Baby Scott Free being the absolute highlight. You guys. You. Guys. I don’t know who they based that baby on but damned if that little ball of adorable isn’t the cutest thing you will see in print this week! On top of that we get some great interaction between the Furies and the flashback game is on point.
This issue lays the groundwork for a grand finale that’s going to be filled with tears but perhaps, just maybe, some hope.
Four Books out of Five