Fight Like a Girl 1

Standing before a jury of nine gods, Amarosa pleads for a
chance to risk her life and gain entry to the Wishing Well where she will
attempt to fight her way through and survive nine trials to claim her prize: a
single wish that will save her terminally-ill brother.
Sometimes, you get a good story based completely in
reality.  Other times you get a wild fantasy
spawned from the imagination.  Once in a
while, you even come across a really neat book that manages to blend the
two.  With Fight Like a Girl, that is the
fun new mix of old school mythological quests and kickass modern girl that we
get to experience.
Our focus begins with our heroine Amarosa approaching a
group of gods to decide whether or not she will be allowed entry to a series of
trials.  The ultimate goal if she can
pass this gauntlet?  Any wish she wants,
in which she hopes to wish for her dying brother to be saved.  They agree, and she enters the first playing
field and the adventure begins as she faces off against her first foe.  Be prepared for anything, as you probably
aren’t expecting what I saw in issue one.
The style of artwork we see in this launch issue had me
torn honestly.  In the first pages, I actually
liked how it felt in Amarosa’s meeting. 
Then as the story moved on, especially during her fight in trial one, it
was a little rough.  If I get to read
further issues, it may grow on me. 
Either way, it still does a decent job of visual telling the story.
While this may have a basis in a seemingly normal Earth,
it definitely is overshadowed by all things not normal.  Not normal in the sense that you don’t fight
shapeshifters with a chainsaw bat every day. 
Now that the story is moving forward full tilt with the crazy trials
Amarosa must pass, I’m sure it will be pure fantasy.  This should be a fun series as it continues
on and is one I think will prove worth picking up.
For more on Fight Like a Girl or other Action Lab books,
check out Action Lab.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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