The War on Christmas is heading to the land down under in December when BOOM! Studios plans to release Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder #1, an oversized holiday special by creator John Allison. The comic takes place in Australia, where Christmas occurs in the middle of the Summer and the water flushes up the toilets instead of down. The press release contains more details:
BOOM! Studios today announced GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1, an all-new oversized special from creator John Allison celebrating the holidays in December 2018. You see, Ed Gemmell has a girlfriend and with Christmas looming, it’s time to meet her family—in Australia. Which is fine. Who cares that they’re all Manly Men! Ed once…did something manly. That one time. It happened. It’s going to be fine.
And Allison said:
When BOOM! Studios asked me for a holiday special this year, I knew I would have to dig deep. And if you dig deep, and keep digging, and pop out on the other side of the world, you end up in Australia. Which is where this year’s special is set. Expect sun, surf, spiders and snags. I grew up with Australian soap operas like Home & Away and A Country Practice, and have always loved their comedy and music. This may not have qualified me to accurately depict their country, but it hasn’t stopped me trying. I often tell anyone who listens that I would be a great showrunner on an Australian soap. So, finally, all those gold-plated ideas have a home.
Getting to draw a double-sized issue of Giant Days myself has been the icing on the cake. I could put as many cars, trucks and vans in the script as I wanted without feeling guilty. Like a hangover, the fun comes first. The pain comes later.
Look for Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder in stores in December, mate!