A few weeks ago I wrote about my love for the current Dynamite Entertainment event Swords of Sorrow. I mainly wrote about how much potential the comic series has as a television show. If you missed the post, you can read it here.
Anyways, the latest Swords of Sorrow book I read was the Miss Fury & Lady Rawhide issue by Mikki Kendal and Ronilson Freire. The book hit stores this week, bringing together two very different characters from different eras.
These are two women who at first glance wouldn’t have anything in common. But as I read the story, I realized maybe Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide aren’t as different as I first thought. Check out the comic for yourself and see if you agree, for now, here is who I would cast as Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide:
Miss Fury played by Sarah Shahi
Miss Fury is one of the earliest female heroes in the pulp era, and was featured prominently from 1941 to 1952. She was created, written and drawn by June Tarpe Mills, one of the few women in the business at the time.
Miss Fury would later serve as the inspiration for Marvel’s Hellcat. And if you ask me, Miss Fury served as inspiration for a few other comic characters too, but that’s another story for another time.
For the Swords of Sorrow tv series, I would cast the talented Sarah Shahi. You may remember her from “The L Word,” Fairy Legal,” and her recent runs on “Chicago Fire” and “Person of Interest.” I on the other hand, remember her as a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, but that was some time ago.
I think Sarah Shahi has the acting chops and the right looks for Miss Fury. Plus it would just be fun to see her in a comic book adaptation.
Lady Rawhide played by Blanca Suárez
Lady Rawhide is the scantily clad masked vigilante who defends her people from their oppression against tyrannical officials and other villains.
For the role of Lady Rawhide I wanted to go with an actress from Spain, but I’m guessing most of you have probably never heard of Blanca Suárez.
That’s okay, all you need to know is that she’s been acting for years, and has been nominated (and has won) several acting awards in her native Spain.
Put Blanca Suárez in a red wig, and bam! You got yourself a great Lady Rawhide. The only thing I don’t know if if Suarez speaks English or not. But as long as she can fight, I’m good.