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REVIEW: Fight Girls #1

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REVIEW: Fight Girls #1

Book Title: Fight Girls #1

Book Description: The queen has been forced to abdicate her throne because she is barren and cannot provide a royal heir to the Gilmoran Empire. As a result of this the ancient contest of champions will be held to fill the vacancy. Ten women of noble and common blood are going to face four challenges: Jungle Desert Water Combat The winner will emerge victorious as queen. In the first stage, our ten competitors are teleported to the middle of the jungle. The objective of the trial? Get to a teleport platform about ten miles away on the other side of the jungle. The contestants’ foes are prehistoric creatures, big cats, alligators, and the other contestants. Let the games begin!

Book Author: Frank Cho

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: AWA Studios/Upshot Studios

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Illustrator: Frank Cho

  • Story
    (3.25)
  • Interior Art
    (3.25)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (3)
  • Mechanics
    (3)
  • Editing
    (3)
3.2

Summary

When I first heard about the premise of Fight Girls on social media a couple months ago I found myself curious about it. Could the guy that did all those Harley Quinn variant covers for DC tell a story?

In a word, yes. The premise in this first issue is the cornerstone of a five book run that I see a lot of potential with. We get fun, relatable characters in a setting that makes the reader feel like it’s football Sunday on the couch.

I am very fond of this cover. We don’t see as many wraparound covers as I’d like. Too many people either don’t want to take the time to display them properly or won’t display them. The result leaves terrific artwork facing a backing board where it may not see the light of day for a decade. This one deserves better than that.

The artwork on the interior pages is well done. I especially liked the way our competitors were drawn. Competitor no. 6 reminded me of Gwen Stacy, only with a brown headband instead of black. I don’t know if that was done deliberately. I liked it.

To me, this book is The Hunger Games with much higher stakes for victory. On the plus side, you won’t find any of the teen angst Katniss had. There’s no “Do I love the sweet guy or the brooding guy?”

There is a lot of action to go with some good jokes along the way. As a geek on a budget I consider Fight Girls to be worth fighting for. It’s worth the price of admission.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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