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Giant Days Team Returns with Spinoff Series at BOOM! in March

Giant Days Team Returns with Spinoff Series at BOOM! in March, Wicked Things

John Allison, Max Sarin, Whitney Cogar, and Jim Campbell are getting the band back together for a new series at explosive publisher BOOM! Studios in March. Wicked Things will star young detective Charlotte Grote, previously the star of Allison’s webcomic, Bad Machinery (which takes place in the same fictional universe as the hit Giant Days). […]

BOOM! to Publish 3-Volume The Quotable Giant Days in July

BOOM! to Publish The Quotable Giant Days in July

Giant Days may have come to an end last week, but explosive publisher BOOM! Studios isn’t done squeezing as much cash milk out of that cash cow as they can. Thus, July 2020 will see the release of The Quotable Giant Days, a new collection of “witty and humorous” quotes from writer John Allison which […]

John Allison to Fight Partisan Divide With Steeple at Dark Horse in September

John Allison to Bridge Partisan Divide With Steeple at Dark Horse in September

Giant Days creator John Allison is publishing a new comic at Dark Horse this September with colorist Sarah Stern and letterer Jim Campbell. Called Steeple, the comic aims to show people  who are divided along partisan lines and “refuse to believe that the other side might have anything useful to say” that there is a […]

Crikey! Giant Days Gets an Australian-Themed Oversized Holiday Special

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 […]

First Look at John Allison and Christine Larsen’s By Night #2

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at By Night #2, the upcoming comic by John Allison and Christine Larsen hitting stores on July 18th from BOOM!’s portable stereo-themed imprint, BOOM! Box. Just like the first issue, the book features a regular cover by Larsen and a variant by Allison. The press release sums up […]

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By Night #1 Review: Another Charming and Funny John Allison Book

Jane Langstaff is a chemist at a commercial lab in Spectrum, South Dakota. Her job is dead-end, but she is devoted to it — for better or worse. Her day gets weird when an old friend from high school, Heather, convinces Jane to come out to get drinks. They haven’t talked since each left for […]

First Look at Giant Days #40

As BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box Jam week comes to a close, the publisher has sent out a first look preview at one more of its upcoming young adult comics: Giant Days #40. hitting stores on July 4th, Giant Days #40 is the latest issue of the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated series from writer John Allison and returning […]

Get Your First Look Inside John Allison and Christine Larsen’s ‘By Night’ #1

Good news for preview-watchers who have been patiently awaiting their first chance to see interior pages from the upcoming BOOM! Studios 12-issue series by writer John Allison and artist Christine Larsen, described as “about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension.” BOOM! sent out a press release today containing five pages […]


Nom Pratt is writing a Young Adult Novel Based on John Allison’s ‘Giant Days’

BOOM! Studios announced via press release this weekend that British author Non Pratt will write a Young Adult novel based on the comic book Giant Days created and written by John Allison with artists Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin. The Eisner and Harvey nominated comic is about ” the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university […]

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John Allison and Christine Larsen Bring ‘By Night’ to BOOM! Box in June

BOOM! Studios has announced a new 12-issue monthly series by John Allison and Christine Larsen called By Night, launching this June from the BOOM! Box imprint. Described as “about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension,” the press release provides a series synopsis: Aspiring documentarian (and actual chemistry major) Jane […]

Giant Days #32 Review: A Delightful Slice Of Life

The apartment is falling apart around our heroes, and the lease has come up, leaving all three women to think about their living situations. Susan is talking with her boyfriend on the issue, and Daisy is struggling with her girlfriend. Esther has a solution, but it may not work for everyone. I hadn’t had any […]

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BOOM! Promises “Holiday Cheer” In ‘Giant Days’ Holiday Special

BOOM! Studios is planning a Giant Days holiday special this November, and they promise it will “bring the holiday cheer.” Not that kind of holiday cheer! We’re talking more about a general spiritual enjoyment to be had from reading this new comic from John Allison and Jenn St-Onge. The book is billed as “a tribute to […]

Nostalgia Has Never Been So Fun – Giant Days Vol. 4 Review

Giant Days, the university comedy drama by John Allison, and in this volume featuring art by Max Sarin, Liz Fleming and Whitney Cogar, is quite simply a wonderful series coming out from Boom Box! Here’s why it works: it is wonderfully accessible, and at any time to any one. I’ve had a bit of a […]

Money, Love, Friendship & More: Giant Days #16 Review

The girls are keeping busy in issue #16 of Giant Days which hit shelves today brightening up my Wednesday morning. Written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days continues to be one of the most entertaining comics I look forward to every month. Esther is out of money, Daisy is looking to inspire, and Susan is on a […]

A Film Festival For The Giant Days Girls

This month’s issue of Giant Days brings Esther, Susan, and Daisy to a film competition. Written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, we’ve arrived at the 15th issue of Giant Days. The good news is Esther’s ego is as big as the issue. While it’s very focused on her character, the other girls reaction to it is what […]

“Giant Days Had A Long Genesis” An Interview With Writer John Allison

This week brings the 14th issue of Giant Days from BOOM! Box, written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin. In this new issue Esther, Susan, and Daisy start the search for a house to rent for their second year. However, they’re a little behind schedule…so their options leave a lot to be desired. […]

“A Wildly Out-Of-Proportion Sense Of Self-Belief” Giant Days #13 Review

This week brings the 13th issue of Giant Days, from BOOM! Box, written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin. I found myself dying to read this issue because of the cliffhanger we were left with last month. With Esther planning not to go back to school, I wasn’t sure how the girls would keep the close friendship […]


The Friendship Is Real: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Giant Days #12

This week brings the release of Giant Days #12 written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin. This has been one of my favorite comics to read over the past few months. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up an issue, or perhaps you’ve fallen off the Giant Days train…here’s three reasons why you should get […]