Giant Days by John Allison

Giant Days

Head back to school with Esther, Susan, and Daisy in this collection of shorts and bonus material from Eisner-nominated series Giant Days.Featuring “universally beloved” terror Desmond Fishmen, the magic of London at Christmastime, off-beat music festivals, and an extra-special what-if story in which Susan, Esther, and Daisy never became friends!John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Jenn St-Onge, Lissa Treiman, and Ca...


Details Giant Days

TitleGiant Days
ISBN9781684152223
Author
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherBOOM! Box
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Humor, Contemporary, Fiction
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Reviews Giant Days

  • Sam Quixote
    1970-01-01
    Giant Days: Extra Credit collects the two 2016 and 2017 Holiday Specials along with the shorts that appeared in Boom Box Mix Tapes 2015 and 2016 and a strip from John Allison’s Scary Go Round site. I picked this up to read the non-Holiday Specials stuff, as I’ve already read those (and I’s a Giant Days completionist), but I still found the Specials just as charming on re-read. Allison parodies Marvel’s What If…? series as a Watcher-esqu...
  • Wing Kee
    1970-01-01
    Starts off real good but slowly gets to only okay. World: Sarin is amazing. While the artists in this volume are solid they don't have that special special something that makes the characters in this series pop. It's good it's wonderful but it's not Sarin and I missed that. The world building is actually quite good. It's still enough got the story to play out but it's also based on "What ifs" and it's done really well and it really added some dim...
  • Rod Brown
    1970-01-01
    Probably more like 2.5 stars. Not as fun as the mother series.I liked the lead story, a What If? spoof that looks at what would have happened if Esther, Susan and Daisy hadn't met and become friends on the first day of college. The rest of the book just a hodgepodge collection of odds and ends that is okay but features way too much of an uninteresting side character named Shelley. First the lead characters get deep into Shelley's love life, and t...
  • Agnė
    1970-01-01
    2.5 out of 5It's actually quite fun to see the same characters portrayed by different artists. For instance, I LOVE Jenn St-Onge’s artwork:I also really enjoyed the what-if story in which Susan, Esther, and Daisy never became friends.However, most of the other stories were kinda meh (“How the Fishman Despoiled Christmas” and “Destroy History,” I’m looking at you!)
  • Lara
    1970-01-01
    5 stars for the first story!!! This one was so very perfect and it made me super happy. I love these girls so so much. I know, I always say that. Buuuut, then everything else happens and...ok, so, who the heck is this Shelley Winters person and why should I care about her again? And the Fishman thing? Whaaaat? I don’t get it! Someone please explain! Also, I kind of only like the Lissa Treiman art. Sorry, I’m probably just a total latecomer an...
  • Robin Stevens
    1970-01-01
    So charming, such fun (14+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you to remove that use immediately. Thank you!*
  • Kristin Boldon
    1970-01-01
    Giant Days is perhaps my favorite ongoing comic, but this collection of holiday issues (which I already had and disnt love) and a few old strips (which weren't that good) made me feel duped for buying what I thought was new material. For completists only. Go read the ongoing series; it's great.
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    1970-01-01
    I only liked the first story. Everything else didn't work for me. I won't be continuing on the with "extra" volumes unless someone tells me I'm truly missing out on something.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Sort of an odds and ends edition (Christmas episode, a what-if-we-never-met? episode etc). That was fun if only because I’ve been waiting so long for this edition but ultimately didn’t further any stories or deliver any fun quotes.
  • Sarah Sammis
    1970-01-01
    I don't know if more Extra Credit collections are planned, but I will read them if they are.http://pussreboots.com/blog/2018/comm...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. I can’t give my girls a lower score than that. This series of short stories was a mixed bag, some with the expected hilarity and one or two that were just kind of weird. It was interesting to see all the different artists’ depictions of the comic, but it also threw me off to keep switching gears visually. As a big fan of Allison’s, I enjoyed it and would recommend to other fans. I’d pick a different book for newbies.
  • Katja
    1970-01-01
    My first ever three star rating for a Giant Days book, but: The one minus star is for the publisher, since I already knew some of the stories from the Christmas extra and felt a bit cheated as a result.
  • Carl
    1970-01-01
    Not essential but still mostly fun. Visiting Shelley in London is good; Desmond Fishman is bad (as usual).
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Definitely a fun volume, but it wasn't quite up to snuff with the continued arc of the series. If you enjoy the main series these little side stories are definitely worth reading I think.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    1970-01-01
    Giant Days really can do no wrong. These supplementary stories taken from some Boom! holiday specials and mix-tape issues are just as much fun as the main series, which is already immensely fun.The Christmas special that opens the volume is told in the form of a What If?, in which Daisy, Esther, and Susan were never friends. But of course, these three can't be kept separate for too long and hijinx ensue. This has art by Lissa Tremain from the mai...
  • Adan
    1970-01-01
    A fun bunch of short stories featuring Susan, Esther, and Daisy, and occasionally Ed and McGraw. My favorite was the opening story, about what might have happened if the three girls hadn’t become friends. Also, the introduction of Esther’s London friend Shelley is a great addition to the cast and I hope we see more of her in the regular series.
  • Brandon
    1970-01-01
    Meh, not really something I'd go out of my way to read. Giant Days devotees aren't really going to miss much out of this except for a pretty fun "What if?" one-shot. The rest is just kinda bland.Then there's the follow up webcomic strips...I don't know what it is with me and John Allison. I love his work on Giant Days, but any of his webcomic strips I read do absolutely nothing for me.
  • Marisa
    1970-01-01
    Always clamoring for more Giant Days stories. Inter eating new art and character takes. Christmas holiday story was fairly fleshed out. Some of the later issues in this volume are brief and seem to want more than a couple pages to get into it.
  • Bunny
    1970-01-01
    EW. I didn't like this one at ALL.The first story is cute, it's What Would Happen If The Girls Had Never Met, and it's funny and quirky. But the rest are fairly horrid, plus it appears another artist handled some of this, and they...weren't good.Ugh.
  • Maggie Gordon
    1970-01-01
    I never complain about more Giant Days, though this isn't the strongest collection in the series. Good for completionists who don't read the singles and haven't had a change to read the one-offs yet!
  • Alexa
    1970-01-01
    Thoughts to come
  • Stephanie Marie
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed the first story (what if the girls didn't become friends?) but the rest was just ok! There was some different art styles in this as well which was interesting but I'm picky about that and didn't love all of them.
  • Kristin
    1970-01-01
    While I was really happy to see OG Giant Days team of John Allison Lissa Tremaine return for a Christmas What-If? story, the second Christmas special here felt like it was from a different series entirely. The girls felt uncharacteristically judgmental of Shelley's singlehood and the meddling was mean, especially in a holiday story.
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    Good fun as always. Especially fun to see John Allison's drawings of the characters, much as I love the usual Giant Days art.
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. I think I like the series more when the plots have more time to develop - the shorts felt kind of shallow. I still really enjoy the characters though, and the variety of illustrators was interesting, and I found myself taking pictures of some of the frames that felt really relatable. You can't say patriarchy without "arrgh!". 😂My favorite story was "Love? Ack, Shelley!", probably because it was the longest. I also appreciated the He...
  • Raymond Brooks
    1970-01-01
    I really love this series and I wanted to like this one. However, I was not impressed. Some stories had potential but they lost the ability to end an issue on a happy uplifting note.The alternate reality storyline was far too bleak before it got to the jokes. Funny moments didn't have enough payoff.I thought the best storyline was Christmas in London storyline, but the end felt abrupt and lacked the optimistic sendoff I get from almost every issu...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    1970-01-01
    I read Giant Days: Extra Credit as single issues. Giant Days: Extra Credit is a collection of all the Giant Days short stories floating around out there. Included are the two largest; the Holiday Specials, as well as half a dozen other, much shorter, stories. Obviously since they’re shorts you don’t actually have to read them to understand the main plot, but they’re still a lot of fun. Any fan of the characters in Giant Days will likely gr...
  • Darcy Roar
    1970-01-01
    Ok! So this is a collection of shorts from different illustrators & like most collections some of them are amazing and some of them are less so. The first story is great! Its a 'what if' story if Ester, Susan, & Daisy had not become friends in that first week of school. I really liked this glimpse into what could have been &the art is classic Giant Days so it's perfect. The next short is a bit weird & pulls in a character from Allison's earlier w...
  • Alissa
    1970-01-01
    A couple years back, a coworker passed me the first volume of a new graphic novel, claiming I'd probably enjoy it. The book was John Allison's Giant Days and it was all about three college freshmen, each who is somewhat of a misfit, who'd become best friends. I read it and was hooked. Daisy, Esther, and Susan have become something like friends to me (don't you love it when that happens with books?), and I'm always thrilled when the next volume co...