GLX takes a look at 50 Girls 50 #2.
Writers - Doug Murray and Frank Cho
Artist - Alex Medellin
Colorist - Nikos Koutsis
The ladies of the ESS Savannah go to an alien planet to fill up their water supply. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the planet are xenophobic savages. With the mission going downhill, our heroines must save two crewmembers who are stranded on the planet
While Doug Murray and Frank Cho have a good grasp on how the world of 50 Girls 50 operates, the actual script leaves something to be desired. The conflicts within the story lack excitement, and the characters do not stand out. One thing that seems off is Brenda's logic as it relates to violence. Her reason for refusing to carry a gun contradicts her actions later in the comic. It could be explained that her experiences in the comic might have changed her outlook, but it just does not mix with the story. I am at least glad to see that one of the characters is addressing a concern that I have with the efficiency of the crew, considering their backgrounds.
Alex Medellin's art gets the job done, but fails to impress. He can handle what the script demands from him, but the quality of his work is subpar. The artistic hero of the comic is Nikos Koutsis. There are some weak spots here and there, but the colors are mostly sharp. His work on the first page is the artistic highlight of the comic, with wonderful colors for Medellin's depictions of the aliens during a evening ceremony, and a shot of the ESS Savannah.
50 Girls 50 #2 is a step down from the previous issue. While Murray and Cho have a good grip on the world of the comic's background, the script fails to excite. Fans of the previous issue might be able to look over its shortcomings, but I advise those that are thinking about picking up issue #2 to pass.
5.5* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by: GLX
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