Swords of Sorrow: Lady Rawhide/Miss Fury #1

When everything is going wrong, sometimes the only person you can trust is a complete stranger. Can Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide put aside their differences long enough to figure out what’s really going on?

Lady Rawhide and Miss Fury are both attending parties in their respective timelines when assassins strike, the ladies believe that the injured parties are the targets but they are woefully wrong. Revolving doors appear catapulting the pair together for a brief confrontation before having to find off attacks from a dark skinned voodoo priestess and a red skinned bat-winged demoness. Fortunately, Miss Fury is an accomplished demon wrangler and Lady Rawhide makes short work of Voodoo Childe, before long the bad girls are imprisoned in a circles by a witch and a priest summoned by Lady Rawhide during the battle. The fun is just getting started.

The debut issue of this pairing follows the usual formula for Swords of Sorrow with very little derivation. Like the other entrants to this story arc we get our share of mistaken identity, traded quips and rousing action. Lady Rawhide plays the series straight woman, while Miss Fury does a fair share of wise cracking with a dare devil flare. The story does advance the overall plot of Swords of Sorrow. The writing loses me a little bit there as plot is sacrificed for the purpose of advancing the story. This first issue could have been a bit less busy.

The art team for this title did a great job of bringing the dynamic damsels to life on equal footing. Fury and Rawhide both look great and strike a nice balance in the page layouts. They also do a great job and cramming a huge amount of characters and detail into a very small story layout. Tune in next time for more on the development of the Swords of Sorrow story arc and more clues to big bad.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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