Big Girls #1

Writer: Jason Howard Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them-BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember-she writes poetry, loves to read, and she's a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world's complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD (TREES) takes full creative control as the writer and artist of a tale that's a cross between JOHN WICK and GODZILLA by way of HBO's GIRLS.

  • 10 - Spencer Perry Aug 12, 2020

    With Big Girls #1 Howard has made a point to deliver a world that feels fresh while also flipping the script on comic characteristics, and making sure to paint an explicitly political stance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Aug 12, 2020

    It appears that nothing is really what it seems, and something sinister is going on behind the scenes with both the mistakes and the Big Girls. And Ember's journey into discovering this is only beginning. Big Girls #1 is a thrilling read that should be part of everyone's pull list.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 20, 2020

    A killer debut that poses a horrific "What if" question with an even scarier answer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - B Ferg Aug 12, 2020

    Big Girls # 1 forces you to focus on the follies of man. Or as Ember states it “Men….The Giant Insane Monster Men”. It also brings up the conversation of what matters, is it only the massive that has meaning. Or should we take measure and look for meaning in the miniscule as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Aug 25, 2020

    'Big Girls' #1 is an epic beginning to a dystopian Earth filled with monsters, incredibly tall women, and an unpredictable journey of adventure ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Aug 11, 2020

    Big Girls #1 was an intense, yet fascinating, start to a new series. Personally, I'm already looking forward to reading the second issue, and so on and so forth. Having read this first issue, I can completely understand the comparisons made during the marketing campaign. They're already proving to be spot-on. Though Big Girls is also providing its own flair, naturally. Here's hoping that trend continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Aug 12, 2020

    Big Girls blends a dash of Attack on Titan with stories likeMan-Eaters and Eve of Extinction while being wholly its own original concept. Fans of kaiju brawls and morally complicated stories alike can look up to Big Girls and know they're in good hands … probably. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 15, 2020

    I have a soft spot for kaiju stories, and Big Girls #1 is evocative of this genre. I like the twist that focuses on the human origins of the monsters; this sets up a much more sophisticated conflict. This is a solid start to something that doesn't feel like a story I've read dozens of times before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 14, 2020

    Brace yourself for large scale creativity from Jason Howard, presenting a post-apocalypse where it's ladies first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 18, 2020

    A sharply paced first issue with ample world-building and stellar artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 6, 2020

    As first issues go, this one really doesnt give you much chance to catch your breath. Its full throttle pretty much from the start, and from past experience Im expecting Howard to just keep cranking up the action and excitement all the way to the last page of the series. It has great characters, great monsters, great narrative and superb artwork. Trust me, youre going to want to pick this up and you arent going to want to put it down! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Aug 17, 2020

    With its debut issue, "Big Girls" proves itself to be a series worth getting keeping your eye on Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 12, 2020

    Those who aren't interested in this series' themes likely won't be fans, but Jason Howard has crafted a fine start to the series.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 12, 2020

    Big Girls #1 is an interesting debut. It's either much smarter than initially sold or might undercut itself. It's hard to say with one issue but it's something that's worthy to explore further. It might be a bit blunt in its messaging but it features a lot more than its giant battling women might have you believe. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Aug 17, 2020

    In Big Girls #1, 300-foot-tall Ember fights against the patriarchy-as-kaiju. Yet, Howards bioessentialist metaphor is battling itself, as is his striking yet simultaneously underwhelming art. One can only hope Big Girls comes into its own with time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comics Bookcase - Keigen Rea Aug 12, 2020

    There are far worse first issues than this one, and its competently well-made in every way but the story. Tonal inconsistencies and derivative characters hold this back from being great, but future issues may correct those issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 31, 2020

    When all is said and done i found Big Girls #1 to be wanting in numerous ways. It themes felt heavy handed and its art did nothing for me. While there are aspects of this book land reasonably well, they are far too little to overcome the books larger shortcomings Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Señor Smokey Sep 6, 2020

    -One of those comics you see yourself developing a huge soft spot for. Love the sketch-like art style, how the colors are blunt at climatic moments, and how the panels flow. So far all the characters are enjoyable and feel like they have room to expand. The use of a ethical dilemma in the first issue was a dark great plunge into the world as it can be a bit of a goofy idea on paper.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Sep 13, 2020

    I saw Big Girls #1 on the shelf of my local comic shop. I flipped through the comic and put it back down. It looked interesting but wasn't enough to push me over the edge to purchase. A couple of days later I saw a "Comics Matter" video covering the book and I decided to give it a shot.

    In this setting, we're not giving the reason for why things are bad, we're dropped into the middle of a nightmare. Every child born in this setting has to be registered. The fear is this world is that boys may grow into Kaiju sized monsters (Jacks) while girls potentially grow exponentially in size.

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  • 7.5
    Captain Stark Aug 14, 2020

    Sometimes big problems require big solutions. Similarly, behind every giant monster, there’s an equally giant woman, waiting to kick its ass and save the day. This is a world where there are people larger than life—literally. Big Girls is a new but familiar Kaiju story which is a mix between the worlds of Pacific Rim movies and Paper Girls comic and it’s packed with action, solid world-building, and enough political intrigue to make it a good reading experience.


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