Review by C.J. Bunce
Eisner and Harvey Award winner Frank Cho, one of the best cover artists and known for his fantastic renderings of women as well as his humor and storytelling, begins his next mini-series in the amped-up Hunger Games-inspired series Fight Girls. As with his last five-issue mini-series Skybourne (from BOOM! Studios), Fight Girls features strong women characters. But this time they are fighting for survival and the right to rule their kingdom as “Queen of the Galaxy.” Out now from new publisher AWA Studios, Fight Girls is a mix of Cho’s Skybourne and Jungle Girl, and it has what every comic book reader could want: Cho created the covers, and the interior art, and scripted the story for a brand new group of action heroines. It’s a great start to the story, with big action, gorgeous artwork, and it’s a lot of fun.
Take a look inside the first issue and check out all five of Frank Cho’s covers for the series below.
Frank Cho, first recognized for his humor and pin-up art in University² and Liberty Meadows, has gone on to create some of the finest mix of superheroes and classical artwork of any living artist. He’s provided some of the most beautiful Wonder Woman covers in years for DC Comics, followed by a series of Harley Quinn covers that had collectors who weren’t even fans of the character buying up the issues. We raved about his cover art here ten years ago, but he’s created a lifetime of great work since then. Fans are always pleased with his next cover-to-cover work, from Savage Wolverine, to Mighty Avengers, to Shanna the She-Devil, and his X-Men Schism arc. This may be that next series.
Here is the description of the series from the publisher:
Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest of champions where the winner truly takes all: the title of “Queen of the Galaxy.” To win the challenge each contestant must survive the hazards of the planet’s harsh landscape, the ferocious predators on and below its surface, and their fellow contestants. This edition of the contest has a twist: one of the contestants is an infiltrator who has her eye on something bigger than the prize. Who is she and what does she really want?
Here are the six Cho covers a preview of the artwork from Frank Cho’s Issue #1 of Fight Girls:
You can even try to track down some rare Frank Cho painted covers in homage to a Frank Frazetta painting (Cho’s is better, we think) and other variants exclusive to specific outlets:
But we ask again each year: Whatever happened to the very cool and promising Guns & Dinos, which we first previewed ten years ago here at borg? Until then, add Fight Girls, Issue #1 of 5, written and drawn by Cho, to your comic shop order at Elite Comics and other comic shops–now.