Review of Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days #1-4) by John Allison (Author), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colors)

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days #1-4) by John Allison (Author), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colors)

Review:I have heard so much about this comic series and finally broke down and bought the first issue. Now this was about a year or so ago, but this Christmas I got the first paperback volume. I could not read this fast enough. The art was amazing and beautiful and I’m in love with it.

I felt that the story line was very relatable to young women in college, since I myself am in college and am female. The whole time reading this I just kept thinking that my friends and I were just like this and that we also needed to up our game. But I was laughing the whole time reading this and crying because of the laughing. I was also thinking about how soon I could get my hands on the rest of the series.  Although I am still waiting for the second volume of Giant Days to come in from Amazon (it’s almost been a month, I have no idea why its taking so long. I bought it new from them), I did find volume three and four for half the price at a bookstore I went to for a book signing. But I have been good and hiding them away from myself so I won’t peek or skip ahead. So if any of you have not read this series yet, I highly recommend picking up an issue.

Favorite quote:

“Drama field activated”

Would I? Reread? Heck yes, I already have! Tell everyone to check this out? YES!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Paperback, 128 pages.

Young Adult. Realistic Fiction. Humor. College Life. Contemporary. LGBT. Fiction. UK. Romance. Comic.

Published December 2015 by BOOM! Box (first published November 24th 2015).

Summary“What’s to Love: John Allison’s daily webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round are hilarious, the kind of strips where every panel makes you laugh out loud. As a result, John has earned a large, loyal following of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. Giant Days is an entertaining, slice-of-life look at three friends away at university, and is a series fans of things like Scott Pilgrim and Friends with Boys will not want to miss!

What It Is: 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, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #1-4.”

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