It’s election season in Giant Days #11, and Susan’s newfound responsibilities are keeping her extra busy. Unfortunately, that’s bad news for her boyfriend McGraw. From BOOM! Box, written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days continues to be a joy to read. Over the past ten issues it’s been easy to become invested in the lives of each character in the comic. I’m sure we can all relate to at least one of them on a personal level or at the very least, knowing someone like them. As always, it’s nice to be able to identify realistic situations that we all come across throughout life.
[WARNING: MILD SPOILERS FOR GIANT DAYS #11 BELOW!]
In this issue Susan and McGraw’s relationship is put to the test because of how busy she is. Susan is a pretty rough character to begin with, and that’s part of her draw. However, when you add in a bit of school/work/election pressure, her personality is amped up to a whole new level. I enjoyed seeing a dedicated side to her character. As she helps with the election process, she proves just how talented she really is. The situation adds a whole new layer to her character. But, you can only get so far burning the candle at both ends.
As the Esther and Daisy prepare for Susan’s birthday, things get a little wonky…Esther discovers that Susan has come down with “Night World Syndrome,” a disorder that the lovely and dark-spirited Esther has come down with herself. Of course, there’s only one way to save Susan, and Esther is willing to take on that responsibility. I won’t spoil the last half of the issue because it’s filled with a lot of surprises. Giant Days has a great way of leaving me in suspense. I never finish an issue feeling satisfied, and I mean that in a good way. John Allison knows how to keep us interested, and I can’t wait to read the next issue. To find out how things turn out for Susan, be sure to pick up your copy of Giant Days #11 this week!
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