Friday, April 15, 2016

Dogwood City A to Z: Miss Fury/Margo the Magician

Today we hit the halfway point of the A to Z challenge, and I realized that I haven't featured a single female character yet.  I wanted to correct this.

My first inclination was to go with Miss Fury.

Then I realized that it's a bit counterproductive to try going the gender equal opportunity route only to feature a chick in a catsuit.  (Even if that has proven pretty successful as a comic book trope.)

I also thought about featuring Margo the Magician.  She's a stage magician...who's the daughter of a stage magician...and is actually capable of true magic, so she uses this to fight bad guys.  Sound familiar?

But...I've already posted a handful of copies (or pre-copies) of well-known characters, and I'm not finished on that front.  So another one of those today seems kind of lame.

But maybe...both of them together...yeah, I can go with that!

Miss Fury
Real name:  Maria Drake
Level 7 (4)
6 (4) Hero Dice
Defense 14 (13)

2 claws (melee) +6 (--) (2D damage)

Fist (melee) +6 (+4) (1D damage)

Miss Fury sometimes wears an enchanted panther skin that heightens her abilities and grants claw attacks.  Numbers in parentheses are Miss Fury's stats when not wearing the suit.  (She often goes without the suit due to a belief in bad luck owing to the skin's enchantment.)

Of note, Miss Fury is one of the first female superheroes and apparently the first to be created and drawn by a female cartoonist.  Here she is at the PDSH wiki.

Margo the Magician
Real name:  Margo Mattingly
Level 7 
4 Hero Dice
Defense 13

Fist (melee) +4 (1D damage)

PDSH wiki link -- Margo's single Golden Age appearance


  1. Hey two for the price of one, I'll take it. Referring back to my M post, I think I'd enjoy sipping mimosas with one or both of these ladies.

  2. Wow! So much work has gone into these posts! Keep up the great work!

    Heather M. Gardner / @hmgardner
    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    1. Thanks for the note and for stopping by! (Also, this garden gnome fan is glad to be pointed in the direction of your A-Z story...)