GLX reviews 50 Girls 50 #1.
Writers - Doug Murray and Frank Cho
Artists - Axel Medellin and Frank Cho
Colorist - Nikos Koutsis
Space travel! Attractive women! Futuristic technology! All this and more in 50 Girls 50 #1, the latest project from Doug Murray and Frank Cho!
On the surface, 50 Girls 50 looks like it would feature poor writing; however, there's enough here to entertain. Murray and Cho do a good job of giving the world and inhabitants of 50 Girls 50 some depth. There's not enough to dazzle the mind for long, but just enough to enjoy the ride. Some parts of the comic might make a few people roll their eyes. For example, a foreign solvent that erodes plastic gets on to two of the cast's suits and leaves them with little to wear.
This comic is the first place that I've seen Axel Medelin's work, and I have to say that he does a decent job on the art. Each of the women looks unique, but not just because of a minor difference here and there. The environments are organic, but not necessarily worth closer inspection. Cho handles the epilogue and it's a joy to behold. I must note that Medelin and Cho do a good job of using fresh panel transitions, instead of reusing previous panels; also, while Medelin's work is noticeably different than Cho's, Medelin's work has some similarities to Cho's artistic style. This makes the transition from Medelin's work to Cho's work smoother. Nikos Koutsis does a solid job as the comic's colorist. While, Koutsis work is alright at times, there are some nice artistic moments.
For those that want to read about attractive women in exotic locales, by all means give this a look. It's not an incredibly deep comic, but it manages to entertain. I don't see myself buying this on a regular basis, though.
6* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by: GLX