Giant Days #1
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Giant Days #1

Writer: John Allison Artist: Lissa Treiman Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

This book is going to draw a lot of comparison to other young adult graphic novels; BOOM! even lists some that the feel it’s a home with such as: Drama, Friends With Boys and so on. The thing is we have the advantage of having the complete story in both those cases whereas Giant Days is just starting, but it’s off to a hell of a start. While I don’t know if it’s going to be the next Friends With Boys (since I hold that book in pretty high regard) I would definitely say it’s in the same row of the ballpark and it’s on its way to being the comparison for someone else’s coming of age tale.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 18, 2015

    The short and skinny is that you should pre-order the hell out of Giant Days (last day to do so is February 23rd!). It's so damn good and BOOM! continues to impress me with their lineup of titles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 3, 2015

    This is a charming book, full of wit and great characters. Definitely one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Overmental - Logan Dalton Mar 17, 2015

    Giant Days #1 is another great all-ages comics from BOOM! Studios that's silly, snarky, and filled with heart. Even though they have little fights and drama, Daisy, Esther, and Susan share a strong rapport and actually seem like friends. Giant Days has the laughs of your favorite sitcom mixed with a slapstick/realist visual style that can only be realized in the comic book medium. Buy a copy for yourself and another for your room/flatmate! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Mar 17, 2015

    BOOM! has made quite an effort to give webcomic creators a larger platform to show their work to. Giant Days is another example of that and it was executed very well. This was a great read for new or existing Giant Days fans. Being exposed to new creators and different stories is what makes reading comics fun. If you have enjoyed other series from the BOOM! Box imprint then this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 23, 2015

    "Giant Days" is off to a fantastic start. If the rest of the miniseries is as addictively fun as this debut issue, it'll be a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 19, 2015

    While clearly aiming to tell a lighthearted story, Allison writes three characters who intrigue us with their eccentricities and their realistic friendship dynamics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 18, 2015

    Giant Days #1 throws down a lot of mythology to establish the world of this miniseries and its just charming enough to pull it all off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels Mar 24, 2015

    Allison does a great job of littering in facts and clues about the various characters backstories and personalities.Lissa Treimans art in this issue is beautifully drawn. The book feels like a very well drawn animated series that knows its a comic. The whole thing has a disney esque feel to it (rightfully so, Lissa Treiman has worked on films like Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph). Overall, this issue is a magnificent start to what might be one of my favorite books this year. Ill be waiting for class to start once again for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Mar 18, 2015

    I’m not going to say this book is strictly for college kids, but I will say that it is relatable to them. Cute boys, best friends, and one big, nasty food fight make up a very likeable comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Mar 19, 2015

    While it's lacking in the explosions and monsters department, 'Giant Days' is a smart, sassy, and confident debut that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Nov 24, 2017

    Just what you need from a holiday special: light, fun, a break from the mundane.Have this with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey on Friday to kick off your Christmas cheer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 23, 2015

    With Giant Days #1, John Allison has successfully adapted all the wit of his web-series to the traditional comic book. Barring a pacing issue and a few sloppily-rendered panels, Giant Days #1 is a massive and very welcome change of pace from the uniformity of the average comic book week. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Garry Quigley Mar 17, 2015

    This is a fun read which introduces three distinct and likeable main characters. The art and colour help contribute to the story massively and helps also helps to further the comedy level. Those attending university in the summer will enjoy reading this series to find out of what life is like as a university student. Read Full Review

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