Miss Fury flies with American troops in WWII
Tarpe Mills has forever changed the role of women in comics. Her work includes the comic strips Devil's Dust, The Catman, Daredevil Barry Finn, and Miss Fury. From very humble beginnings, Tarpe Mills' Miss Fury became an iconic image of the superfeminine hero. During World War Two, Miss Fury graced the nose of no less than four B17 and B24 bombers, serving in the European and South Pacific theatres. During World War II, Mills' cat Perri-Purr was introduced in the strip. Perri-Purr became the unofficial mascot for the Allied troops and sailed on the Admiral's Flagship for the Pacific Fleet.