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.
Giant Days is quickly becoming one of my favorite regular series. Of course, I still have a little trouble keeping the names of all the characters straight, but reading every issue has become a treat. I was a little late to review the previous issue, which was really good. However, I've managed to get to this one right as it arrived to my inbox.
Autobiographical comics demand an intriguing bit of storytelling in order to be worth a reader's money. Sometimes, they can have broad appeal, and sometimes they are aimed at more of a niche market. In this day and age, publishers might be less willing to give one of these books a chance. Not so with BOOM! Studios which has made a habit not only of producing some great comics not trying for that share of the mainstream pie, but paradoxically appealing to a larger audience while looking like a niche product. I Moved To Los Angeles To Work In Animation by Natalie Nourigat is one of those books.
BOOM! Studios has given us a first look at the upcoming Giant Days #40. Nominated for the Eisner Awards, Giant Days is loved for its strong characterization, and a fantastic visual style that's appealing to a broad audience. It's also known for being a wonderful book for female readers, looking for something with a positive depiction of female characters.
Every so often, our inbox gives us a press release that screams of something that we might like. Hi-Fi Fight Club is one of those comics. Take a look at the press release from BOOM! and see if it’s something you want to give a try when it comes out in August 2017. BOOM! STUDIOS
I really like when comics delve into areas not usually covered by mainstream comics. Do you remember the last time that Marvel or DC delved into the world of roller derby? I had read the first issue, but it fresh after reading Bonnie N. Collide by Monica Gallagher, and it didn’t really click like it
One of the great things that have come out of cross-company crossovers is Luberjanes / Gotham Academy. Both series have found a strong fan base that are very similar, so the crossover just makes sense. It also has that fun feel of being something that a fan of both books would want to see. It also feels like a genuine attempt to expand the readership of both books, drawing in those readers of one title that are not yet reading the other. The third issue hits shops this Wednesday and BOOM! has graciously made a preview available to us.
BOOM! Studios is starting off the new year with the launch of a new mini-series from Ed Brisson and the continuation of several hit series. Fans of Munchkin will want to get the first trade paperback collection for an offer to receive an exclusive Munchkin item. Check out the BOOM! Studios Previews, and then show up at your local comic shop on (or after) January 6 for these comics.