“Giant Days, Volume 1” by John Allison

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Quick Statistics

  • “Giant Days, Volume 1″ by John Allison (Writer), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colourist)
  • Contemporary Comic
  • Read as a trade edition online at Comixology Unlimited
  • 3/5 stars
  • Finished August 8, 2017

Official Synopsis

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing 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. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

My Thoughts/Summary

An amazing bookish friend of mine, Kendra, recommended this because she just absolutely loves it. I really enjoyed Lumberjanes, and this was supposed to be basically an older Lumberjanes. Unfortunately, this comic fell short for me, although I know others will probably absolutely enjoy it.

With Lumberjanes I found it funny and charming and different, but unfortunately, with Giant Days, it just felt like we were following normal girls in their normal lives. Which is great! If that’s what you’re looking for. However, I’ve realized that I go to comics and books for escapism often, which means that stuff like this isn’t really what gets to me.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with this comic and I know so many people will absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t really for me.

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4 thoughts on ““Giant Days, Volume 1” by John Allison

    1. People really really love it! It could also be that I wasn’t in the right frame of mind, or I came in expecting Lumberjanes 2.0 (which you should def read) that it just didn’t resonate with me like I wish it did.

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      1. That makes sense! I actually read the first volume of Lumberjanes and didn’t love it bc it was more juvenile than I prefer, so this feels more my style maybe??


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