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This new sci-fi adventure from Image comics is a throwback to the golden age of comics and television, touching upon futuristic exploration of the unknown universe. A group of female spaces explorers travel through a wormhole to report on the unknown galaxy, but when their return trip home goes unexpectedly wrong these astronauts find themselves with some very important choices to make.
The comic takes this classic storyline and adds a modern twist to it
creating an interesting sci-fi adventure that fans with definitely enjoy. The story includes an intresting array of characters ranging from the remarkably attractive female astronauts to giant man eating (or in this case woman eating) bugs that are sure to give a few people nightmares.
The writing of Doug Murray and Frank Cho is nothing short of spectacular. It is nice to see an aspect of Cho’s writing as opposed to his artwork that the comic world is used to. You can clearly see the differences in writing technique between the two writers, and it is clear that one writer is the driving force behind the story while the other is taking the back seat, but who is leading who?
The art takes the cake in the talent department. Axel Medellin has an uncanny ability to mimic the art of other respected artists but give it a twist of his own. It is abundantly clear that Medellin is creating his version of Frank Cho’s work, using Cho’s style to tell Cho’s story but also giving the reader a new type of art at the same time. It is simply beautiful.
Overall 50 Girls 50 is a fun, interesting, as well as dark book. It has the qualities to be another Image hit title, but does not have the content that is needed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It is a definite read for anyone who is a fan of shows/comics like Star Trek and Dr. Who, but it is also great for any new reader who is willing to try it out.
7.5 out of 10