Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1 – Review
Giant Days has finally come to an end now. Shut up. I’m not crying, you’re crying. As a courtesy to fans that haven’t read the comic yet, I’m going to be trying my hardest to not spoil it.
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Main Cover: Max Sarin
Variant Cover: Max Sarin
One year after their graduation from university, Esther De Groot and Daisy Wooten are back in Sheffield for a reunion with Susan and McGraw.
The year apart has not been easy for all of them, and this reunion will only draw out the secrets they have all been keeping for too long!
The series finale of one of the most acclaimed comics series of the decade reveals the future of everyone’s favorite best friends!
I have loved this series. The characters and their situations have felt so real, even when they went a little bizarre. This issue does go a little bizarre, but I don’t want to reveal too much about that. All of the various subplots get tied up neatly, even the ones that didn’t seem terribly important.
I’m glad to see Daisy in a stable, loving relationship. Esther is disappointing in where she’s at professionally, but that’s the point of the story. It’s really nice to see Susan and McGraw still together. Ed Gimmell is a nice logical progression from where he was a year before. I would like to have seen a little more of him, but I really don’t see where he would have benefited the story with his inclusion.
The artwork by Max Sarin and Whitney Cogar is up to the standards that they’ve set with the series. The characters’ postures and appearance tell the story. The color palettes help steer the story as well, conveying mood as much as environment. There’s a scene with rain, and I don’t know if it’s Sarin or Allison that made this decision for some obvious symbolism, but it completely works. They even carry the big, spectacular ending. Max Sarin even gets to show off her fabulous. expressive faces.
Farewell to Giant Days. It’s been fantastic discovering this series. I caught up quickly because I fell in love with these characters. I don’t know where I will find something to fill this hole in my regular comic reading.
Final Rating: 9.0 (out of 10)