Giant Days #51 – Review
I spent a week of looking at the week’s releases for something good worth reviewing, I was thrilled to see Giant Days #51 coming out next week. The last issue left on a very serious cliffhanger, so I was really eager to read this issue.
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Release Date: June 5, 2019
When McGraw’s father dies unexpectedly, the small friend group is shaken. Susan struggles to be there for McGraw, but his usual stoicism has turned into a solid wall. With McGraw at home and Susan in their empty apartment alone, Esther and Daisy have to help Susan deal with someone who doesn’t seem to be dealing. What do you do for someone you love when you have no idea what they’re going through?
As someone that’s gone through grief like this, I can say that John Allison got it right. I really like how Esther and Daisy help Susan. When the group goes on their vacation, it really helps to lighten the mood. The eventual way that McGraw opens up is perfect. I can’t really say much more without spoiling it. I did like touching base with Daisy, because it seems like we haven’t heard much about her in a little bit. Esther’s growth is amazing, and I’m concerned about how fast it seems to be coming. Time will tell.
The art is up to it’s usual high standards, but the colors are exceptional on this issue. Everything is bright. There’s an openness to everything, even when the panels are crowded. The art on this issue is possibly some of the best I’ve seen for this series.
Final Rating: 9.5 (out of 10)