Giant Days 1

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.

Ah, college.  The dorm room life, the post-high school relationships, the coming of age.  Even though I never went, I can at least get to see it through the eyes of characters in books, TV, and movies.  With the first issue of Giant Days, we get to see what it’s like for a group of friends fresh in their college days.

Three dorm neighbors, Susan, Esther, and Daisy, just started college and have quickly become close friends as unlikely as it normally would’ve been.  Here we see them doing as friends do, hanging out, making silly bets, and getting through school as best they can.  Enter the drama of one of someone from one of their pasts and it’s a great opening to the lives of these wonderful characters.

I really enjoyed the artwork that was used in this book and hope it continues.  It’s so fun, full of life and honestly just makes it feel like a story about college kids.  One thing that really stood out is the great and often hysterical facial expressions so often through the story.  Personally, I also really appreciate design of Esther.

This is definitely a story I could see myself wanting to read regularly.  After digging into it, there’s apparently quite a bit of this out there already which I’d love to seek out.  I would certainly offer this as a suggestion for a fun and easy title to grab on your next comic run.

For more on Giant Days or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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