BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, will be releasing a new limited series this March entitled Giant Days. From longtime webcomic creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and Disney artist Lissa Treiman, comes a quirky coming-of-age adventure. The story will focus on characters, Susan, Esther, and Daisy who quickly became friends at university because of their dorms being next to each other. Filled with an urge to reinvent themselves, the girls must learn how to balance their dreams with hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia.”
Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon spoke about the comic by saying,
John has over a decade of hilarious webcomic strips chock-full of clever dialogue and unforgettable characters. For Giant Days, John is teaming up with phenomenal artist Lissa Treiman to tell a story about a group of buddies navigating their way through the craziness of university. Get ready: Daisy, Esther, and Susan may become your new best friends.
Giant Days is said to combine the humor of Lumberjanes, the sharp wit of Scott Pilgrim, and the positive power of relationships present in Faith Erin Hicks’ Friends With Boys. BOOM! Studios and all of their imprints continue to impress me with the tiles they are releasing. I love the cartoon look of Giant Days and the premise will surely be entertaining. Whenever I pick up a coming of age story, I often find ways to relate to it, which makes for a great (sometimes funny) experience. I think that there is definitely a place in the industry for a book like this, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Giant Days #1 arrives in comic shops on March 18th with a main cover by series artist Lissa Treiman. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is February 23rd.
Giant Days #1 Main Cover by Lissa Treiman
Giant Days #1 10 Years Incentive Cover by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
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Giant Days #1 Variant Cover by Meredith Gran
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.