Giga #1

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: John Le Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: October 28, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Nobody knows why the skyscraper-sized mechs known as 'Giga' fought their bitter, centuries' long war. All they know is that when the fighting finally stopped, the dormant Giga became humanity's new habitat and new gods in one. When disgraced engineer Evan Calhoun finds an apparently murdered Giga, his society and the fascistic tech-centered religious order that controls it are rapidly thrown into chaos.
From writer Alex Paknadel (Friendo, Turncoat, Incursion) and rising star John Le comes another Vault & White Noise partnership about what happens after the mechs stop fighting.

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 29, 2020

    From the artwork to the mythos to the setup, Giga #1 is well-done and compelling. Its a rich debut comic that makes a lot of promises while assuring readers theyre in good hands as they progress on toward coming surprises. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 28, 2020

    Once part of the privileged, Evan now lives on the fringes of a society where Gigas are everything from shelter to religion." Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 27, 2020

    This is the type of story that fans of the giant robot genre will adore without equivocation and for everyone, it's gonna make them fans of the genre. This is a fantastic opening to what I hope will become a very longing running series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 28, 2020

    Giga has the potential to be the kind of generational story that's talked about for decades. Don't miss the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 28, 2020

    Giga is a layered mystery in a land of giant fighting robots, a thriller with a touch of creep factor all about the people who worship these metal monsters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Oct 29, 2020

    "Giga" #1 is a strong debut brimming with unique story potential and lore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Sep 21, 2020

    'Giga' #1 gives us a brave, albeit broken down, future world in which giant sized mechas battled it out for centuries. As a result, the world they leave behind is shattered and stagnating. With more than one mystery to be solved, this first issue was a delight to read and introduces and establishes the characters and the society effortlessly and entertainingly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Oct 28, 2020

    I think Giga has created something really special and is a must read for comic fans. A Vast, war torn world with gigantic robots and a post apocalyptic feel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading issue #1 and haven't stopped thinking about the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 29, 2020

    A well-conceived sci-fi debut from Alex Paknadel & John Lė that offers something too rare: trust in the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 28, 2020

    With a slew of variant covers that are really striking as well as the many Shogun Warrior types that we're getting as well, Giga makes a strong impression from the start. When it comes to what's inside, there's a lot of interesting ideas to work with here but the present is just a little awkward at times. The progression of the story is a little awkward with the time leap that keeps us from getting a firm foundation in it but the ideas and some of the visuals definitely make you want to come back for more to see what it's all about. I really like the look of the landscape and the concept of the hollowed-out but still functional Giga that people live in. I'm cautiously optimistic because there are some really neat things you can do with this kind of concept and the right pieces are certainly here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Oct 27, 2020

    Giga is fascinating. I am really interested in where the book goes next, and I strongly encourage all of you to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 28, 2020

    Giga #1 has some interesting world-building and ideas and is a solid mash-up of mecha and post-apocalyptic fiction with a color palette that is both bleak and intense courtesy of Rosh. There are a couple of explosions and some big damn (and one little) robots, but Alex Paknadel and John L structure their story around Evan's relationships with the world around him instead of going the blockbuster action route and use these relationships to ask big picture questions about the connection between humans with different beliefs and humans and technology. Giga is sure to be another SF jewel in the Vault crown. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 28, 2020

    This is more than a good pitch, it's the rare idea that delivers upon the promises of grand ideas with a well told story and I, for one, am ready to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Oct 28, 2020

    GIGA #1 does an excellent job setting up a unique world to explore. Despite the lack of a strong hook, the story fleshes out the main character very well and the art team accomplishes the daunting task of creating a future world that looks wholly lived in. Read Full Review

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