Giant Days: Where Women Glow And Men Plunder #1 Preview
Since I decided to give Giant Days a try, I’ve been impressed enough to always give the world that John Allison has created a look whenever possible. The characters seem like real people. For a slice-of-life comic, that’s a big achievement. Some of the most successful television series aren’t able to master that. Where Women Glow and Men Plunder marks the first time since the comics’ webcomic days that Allison has drawn a Giant Days story. From the preview sent by BOOM! Studios, the result is as magical as you would expect.
Here’s the press release from BOOM! Studios.
Your First Look at GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1
Celebrate the holidays Down Under with sun, surf, and spiders in December 2018
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1, an all new over-sized special from creator John Allison in December 2018. Surprise, Ed Gemmell’s flying to Australia for the holidays! He’ll get to spend a glorious vacation meeting his girlfriend’s family and paying her dad back for the plane tickets with hard, physical labor . . . all while basking in the warm glow of holiday sunshine and cheer.
Launched in 2015 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint, Giant Days was originally a webcomic from 2011 that was written and illustrated by Allison. Since then, Giant Days has featured the art of acclaimed artists including Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin, Liz Fleming, Julia Madrigal, Jenn St-Onge and more. The world of Giant Days has expanded to include young adult novels at Abrams Books and two previous critically-acclaimed holiday specials.
GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1, this year’s holiday special, marks the first time that John Allison has both written and illustrated a full-length issue of Giant Days at BOOM! Studios.
“This has been an incredible year for Giant Days, so we’re celebrating it with an extra-large issue chock full of EXTREMELY Australian Christmas traditions for Ed Gemmell, but I promise there is plenty to love no matter where in the world you are!” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios.
GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; By Night by John Allison and Christine Larsen; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1 will be available for sale on December 5, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) and at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.