Giants #1

Writer: Carlos Valderrama Artist: Miguel Valderrama Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground.
There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you!
o An original vision from two powerful new talents!
o The Valderrama Bros. first American work!

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Dec 13, 2017

    I seriously went through this issue 8 times trying to find something I didnt like and couldnt find it. Its just a solid issue that gave me more than I was expecting. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 19, 2017

    Giants #1 is a great start to a new series. The characters are interesting, the world is engrossing, and the art is fantastic. This one definitely earns a recommendation, and you should check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Dec 15, 2017

    A brilliant debut: fun, thrilling action with a genuine emotional core. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Jesse Hart Jan 4, 2018

    GIANTS #1 introduces a compelling take on both the post-apocalyptic and the kaiju genres. Most impressively, the writers manage to put the focus on the brothers amid the titanic setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2017

    This series is definitely worth a look for the curious. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 13, 2017

    Giants offers up a series of possibility and potential. The Valderrama brothers deliver a fantastic opening issue, the kind that should the series work will propel them to intriguing works down the line if they have more in them. The visual design of the book is strong, especially if you like the creature design, and I like the look of the characters as well as the above and below ground worlds that exist. The story is in its first blush exposure and there's plenty of familiar material ere but it's executed with strength and confidence in what's to come and that kind of confidence is engaging to watch unfold. This is definitely a series to keep an eye on and a reminder that Dark Horse continues to unearth some engaging talent and nurture them with their projects. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 13, 2017

    Giants is a mash-up of familiar genres and tropes and in the first issue doesn't present anything new as far as that but what it does is present that familiar in a way that's beyond competent and entertaining. This is just solid writing and solid art together to create an entertaining experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 12, 2017

    As the first issue in a limited series, this looks like it will be one worth sticking around for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 13, 2017

    Its been a while since I can remember getting excited for a Dark Horse title. Hopefully, Giants is a look at the direction the publisher is heading because this is an absolute delight. It's a polished product with masterful artwork and a skilled storytelling. If you're looking for something new to read this week, give Giants a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Dec 18, 2017

    This first issue shows many of the elements readers look for in good comics: unique premise, interesting characters, strong art design, and worthwhile themes. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Dec 11, 2017

    Giants have taken over the surface, and we know nothing about how and why. The story opens up with two young orphans, and through their eyes, we begin to see the darkness in the world immediately. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 12, 2017

    Its not overly original, nor is it particularly ambitious, but Giants manages to land right in that halfway point where the pages keep turning without the reader particularly feeling the need to sing the books praises. Its a solid read with some intriguing protagonists and a striking visual style, but it really needs to try to dig into all the things that make it different if its going to stand a chance of surviving the harsh, unforgiving and overpopulated sci-fi comic wasteland. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 18, 2017

    This whole first issue didn't establish enough to make me that interested in continuing to read this series. It didn't make me fall in love with the two teenage characters, it didn't make me think either of the gangs were cool enough to read on to find out which is victorious, and I know nothing about the giants or the collapse of their city, but there was not enough to make me interested to find that information. But like I said in the beginning, it definitely has potential because Carlos and Miguel Valderrama's art is very well done. Hopefully, this series will pick up and find a better tempo. Read Full Review

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