Book Title: Fight Girls #3
Book Description: In the first two issues of Fight Girls, we saw a competition similar to the Hunger Games. The victor will become queen. We’ve seen a field of ten women get whittled down to four during the jungle and desert trials.
The enmity between the girls has ratcheted up as the trials have gone on. Competitor #7, Xandra Blackwater, won the first trial in the jungle and should have won the second. She has quite a large target on her back.
The target isn’t just coming from Xander’s competitors. The government is looking into her background and things aren’t adding up. Who is Xandra Blackwater?
They’re hoping that the ocean trial will eliminate any concerns they may have about her.
For the ocean trial the remaining four competitors are transported to a platform in the ocean. To complete this trial the ladies must find a way to get to the teleportation device on another platform that’s about a mile away.
In addition to covering the distance between the platforms, the ladies must also negotiate obstacles in the form of an abundance of prehistoric sea life. There are jellyfish, sea turtles, sea vultures (that look like pteranodons), and Megalodon (a prehistoric shark the size of a small house). Should be a breeze, right?
Elsewhere the government is hedging their bets and continuing the investigation into Xander’s background. The group behind Xandra’s ascent make things interesting by stabbing one of the investigators in the throat, setting us up for a very interesting last couple of issues.
Book Author: Frank Cho
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: AWA Studios/Upshot Studios
Illustrator: Frank Cho
I have really enjoyed Fight Girls to this point. The battles between the competitors and nature during the trials has been fun to watch.
I’m very curious to see what the outcome of the cloak and dagger taking place will be. What is Xandra Blackwater’s true background story? Why does she seem to be having such an easy go of things during the trials? Is she that smart and clever? Is she that lucky? Or does she have that much help?
I liked how the cover artwork was done. We get to see some of the challenges that the ladies will be forced to overcome in very detailed depictions. The stark white background makes a great contrast with all of the colors.
Mr. Cho is a terrific artist and he puts on quite a show with the interior pages. The attention to detail on the little things, like when we see water coming off of the competitors when they’re on the platform, is what makes it stand out. There are a couple panels that are a bit grisly. That but of gore also allows the reader to see just how high the stakes really are.
As a geek on a budget I highly recommend Fight Girls #3. When I began reading the series I knew Mr. Cho was a great artist. I wasn’t sure how well he could tell an original story. We’re through 3 out of the 5 books in the run and he hasn’t disappointed us yet.
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