Miss Fury is the alter-ego of socialite Marla Drake, a Nazi-hunting, fashion-fanatic cat lady. It’s the 1940s, World War II is raging and she has no super-powers. But she has cunning, a helpful cat, a poisoned face-powder compact and an enchanted catsuit that helps its wearer accomplish whatever mission they set out to achieve.
Her story begins when she discovers her fiance is already married and – worse – to a villainess. Progressive for her era, she adopts a child as a single mother, rescues men in peril, karate-kicks sexist oafs and has big-time chemistry with other women. She is more interested in clothes than marriage and does her best thinking in the bath.
Miss Fury was not only the world’s first female superhero, she was created, written, and drawn by a woman – June Tarpe Mills, a Pisces with Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aquarius. *
She’d already established herself as a successful comic book artist with characters such as the Purple Zombie and Devil’s Dust but her gender was a closely guarded secret. As Mills explained to the New York Post in 1942, “It would have been a major let-down to the kids if they found out that the author of such virile and awesome characters was a gal.”
Yet Miss Fury was such a huge hit that she presumably felt emboldened enough to reveal the real her – a hard-working creative, unmarried, It was syndicated to over 100 newspapers and ran for the decade from 1941 to 1951.
The soap-operatic plot, array of amazing fashion, titillating catfights and crazy plots proved enormously popular. Sadly the pendulum swung back against feisty femmes in the 1950s, Miss Fury was dropped and Mills faded into relative obscurity.
Fittingly, for a Mercury-Uranus person, she is remembered for being ridiculously ahead of her time and super-cool.
*This is the description of Mercury conjunct Uranus from my Astral DNA Report:
Mercury-Uranus conjunction people are Zeitgeist-tripping, genius malcontents. Mercury rules thought and speech – it’s your communications style. Uranus is more like an interstellar frequency, a Muse from the future. You can’t even think a thing without either a startling insight or a drastic-feeling desire to reinvent it.
In conversation, you can be brilliant or – if you feel stifled – drop the craziest Freudian glitches. You also like to change any tedious subject by interjecting with your most lurid tale or asking about Denisovan genes/sleep paralysis/meteorite teeth implants/haunted malls that weirds the other person out.
You share this spaced-out genius alignment with the civil rights activist Rosa Parks, Pat Barker – author of The Ghost Road, Keanu Reeves, Simone De Beauvoir, Taylor Swift, Zach Galifianakis, and John Edward, the medium.