Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Graphic Novel Review: The Giant Days series Vols. 1-5

AUTHOR: John Allison
ARTIST: various
STARTED: 2015-still ongoing
Vols. 1-5 collect issues 1-20
GENRE: Contemporary, Humor
PREMISE: Three girls navigate college together.
MY REVIEW: This series you guys. I picked this up expecting not much. I figured it'd be cute and that's about it. But I wound up loving the hell out of this series. Between this, Lumberjanes and Goldie Vance I think Boom! Box is well on its way to becoming a favorite comic publisher of mine.
This series is just plain delightful. It's a bit of a slice of life type of series where you follow Esther, Susan, and Daisy as they have romances, deal with things like finals, and have various campus dramas. There's an hilarious issue where they go to a world music festival. It sounds boring, but the humor and lovable characters really make it worth it.
If you are still new to this comic book thing and aren't sure where to start, this is a great starter series. Especially if you're a contemporary fiction fan.
WHO SHOULD READ: Lumberjanes fans, contemporary fiction fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five comics that just make you happy

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