Giant Days, Vol. 6 (Giant Days #6)
Esther, Susan, and Daisy have moved into their beautiful new house off campus, but the new living situation creates new challenges for the girls.Second year begins and Daisy, Susan, and Esther have taken their friendship commitment to the next level by moving into their “beautiful home”, off-campus. But the keys didn’t come without a whole new level of responsibility. Unwanted suitor visits, a robbery, and Susan living only a few blocks apart from her ex-boyfriend, McGraw has made the dorms feel like a haven. The girls are in for a dose of reality when they learn that there’s more to being an adult than paying your own rent.Eisner Award nominee John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrator Max Sarin, welcome you back to Sophomore year in Giant Days Volume 6, collecting issues #21-24 of the critically acclaimed series.

Giant Days, Vol. 6 (Giant Days #6) Details

TitleGiant Days, Vol. 6 (Giant Days #6)
Author
ReleaseOct 24th, 2017
PublisherBOOM! Box
ISBN-139781684150281
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Giant Days, Vol. 6 (Giant Days #6) Review

  • karen
    January 1, 1970
    review a-coming, but this one has some really cute moments!!
  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    In Giant Days Volume 6, the girls deal with a burglary, a disastrous dinner party and a cranky old neighbour. Also, Susan gets sick and is nursed back to health by her pops Big Geoff, Esther gets a job at the local comics shop, and Daisy gets her first girlfriend, the wild and crazy German student Ingrid! I didn’t think I could love Giant Days more but then, during the burglary story, a David Caruso from CSI: Miami lookalike appeared and bumped up my adoration to the next level! If you don’t kno In Giant Days Volume 6, the girls deal with a burglary, a disastrous dinner party and a cranky old neighbour. Also, Susan gets sick and is nursed back to health by her pops Big Geoff, Esther gets a job at the local comics shop, and Daisy gets her first girlfriend, the wild and crazy German student Ingrid! I didn’t think I could love Giant Days more but then, during the burglary story, a David Caruso from CSI: Miami lookalike appeared and bumped up my adoration to the next level! If you don’t know why that’s amazing, Caruso’s character, in the cold opening of an episode, notoriously started a sentence… put on his sunglasses… then finished his sentence immediately followed by the CSI intro which kicks off with a YEAAAAHHHH!!! rock song. Here’s a link to a supercut of those gloriously cheesy moments - I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that video but it never fails to make me laugh. Massive kudos to John Allison for putting that into his comic! I love all the characters but Daisy gets the most attention in this volume which is great as she usually gets the least. We discover her sad secret origin revealing her parents’ fate and the turbulent courtship of Ingrid commences. Her character really grows in this book – she’s blossoming into a woman of the world! Big Geoff is an awesome character too and I loved how infantilised Susan instantly got when her dad showed up to do all the cooking, etc. Even the heavier material with their elderly neighbour was superbly handled and engrossing. And Max Sarin - I’ve said everything I can say about her art in previous reviews, but: perfection as always, Max! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read a comic that’s as consistently high quality as Giant Days. Even beloved titles like Scalped and Dragon Ball had minor flaws in their first six volumes but Giant Days is something else. John Allison is just a ridiculously talented writer. “Despair o’clock” as a caption for Ed Gemmell’s house? Majestic. Like the previous five volumes, Giant Days Volume 6 is flawless. Giant Days might be… (puts on sunglasses)… the greatest comic the world’s ever seen! (YEAAAAHHHH!!!)
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Yep. Still the best.
  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    Yet another phenomenally good volume of John Allison's Giant Days. I keep thinking the book is going to run out of steam at some point but with every issue that comes out it proves me wrong; I just find myself falling deeper and deeper in love with the characters!Tell you what, I recommend reading Sam's review HERE as he says everything I would have said but more coherently.
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  • Ashley Metzger
    January 1, 1970
    This series is so enjoyable. I love it beyond belief.
  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    Another fabulous volume in the Giant Days series! I loved every page of it. <3 With each volume the series gets better and better, the characters are growing up (well, at least a bit). In this one a lot of things are happening. First up the girls are of course moving into their new building, living truly together now. But of course that means a ton of new responsibility + a new level of being with your friends (like Esther learns later on in the volume, knocking is very important if you enter Another fabulous volume in the Giant Days series! I loved every page of it. <3 With each volume the series gets better and better, the characters are growing up (well, at least a bit). In this one a lot of things are happening. First up the girls are of course moving into their new building, living truly together now. But of course that means a ton of new responsibility + a new level of being with your friends (like Esther learns later on in the volume, knocking is very important if you enter someone's room). It was quite fun to see them settle in. But there are also challenges. Like a break-in, it was quite funny (this may sound wrong, but I just can't think of another word) how they first were going all nuts on who hadn't locked the doors/closed the windows, but then Daisy pointed out something so obvious. Thankfully not a whole lot was stolen, but Daisy is of course heartbroken to learn that something very precious of hers has been stolen. :( I just wanted to hug the girl. Poor thing. And then it was hilarious as Susan decided to just go into the seedy underbelly and get their stuff back. Yep, that is Susan for you. Esther and Daisy both weren't really into the plan, but decided to go along. But other challenges also include having guests over (and what to do when a particular guest is a bit annoying), a dinner party (what to serve them when they all have something they can't eat), and living with a grumpy old coot (though that grumpy old coot got me into tears near the end) next door. Ingrid pops up again, and while I didn't like her in the previous volume, I noticed I grew fond of her. She is still a bit too obtuse and doesn't seem to get she is hurting people with what she says, but I loved her and Daisy together. They do make a perfect and cute couple. I just adored seeing Daisy's expressions when Ingrid made all sorts of remarks about sexy time. We also see Susan's dad, and I just adored how the girls took a liking to him, well... mostly because of the giant piles of food he made while he was around.I do hope Susan is able to get over McGraw, as it is really painful to see her break every time he is near her, or when he is with his now girlfriend. There was one thing I didn't particularly like and that is that we never really saw much of their university/lessons. It just seems like these girls have endless days ahead of them with everything but university. And that is a shame. I want to see what our girls get up to in the new year, see what lessons they have, see them being frustrated at the amount of work, that kind of thing. The art is just fabulous, I especially love the expressions on the characters. I think I got everything I wanted to say in my review. I really enjoyed this volume, and I can't wait for the 7th volume. Hopefully it will feature a bit more university.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    If someone asks me what my favourite comic book is, I usually struggle to pick, because I read a hell of a lot. But from now on, I will tell them that my favourite book to read in trade is Giant Days, because this stuff is gold. Six volumes in and there's no let up - it's still as hilarious and heartwarming as it was when it started, with a dash of real world issues that hit close to home to top it all off.This volume sees the girls dealing with a burglary, Daisy's love life, Susan's dad, and ac If someone asks me what my favourite comic book is, I usually struggle to pick, because I read a hell of a lot. But from now on, I will tell them that my favourite book to read in trade is Giant Days, because this stuff is gold. Six volumes in and there's no let up - it's still as hilarious and heartwarming as it was when it started, with a dash of real world issues that hit close to home to top it all off.This volume sees the girls dealing with a burglary, Daisy's love life, Susan's dad, and actual grown up adult things. I like that the focus is more on the girls and their struggle through life as opposed to just the university aspect of things; it's how life should work when you're moving away to live on your own for the first time. And of course it would all fall apart if the artwork didn't live up to the writing, but Max Sarin's pencils are always up to the task, with aid from Whitney Cogar's bright colours and Liz Fleming's able inks.Giant Days is...well, it's pretty much perfect.
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  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    Sighhhhhhhhhh! It's always a happy, happy day when I get a new volume of Giant Days in the mail! And this one was totally back to form. The girls suffer a break-in, deal with a grouchy neighbor, and have a fancy, grown-up dinner party, Daisy and Ingrid hang out...a lot, Esther gets a new job, Ed despairs over his roommate situation, and we get to meet Susan's dad! It's greatness all around. I say this pretty much every volume, but I love them so muuuuuuch!
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the strongest ongoing comics I read, and I can't recommend it enough. The art style is delightful, and the story lines are always a mixture of touching and hilarious. This volume followed Daisy, Esther, and Susan as they learn more about "adulthood" and if this volume was any indication, they have a lot to learn still. I can't wait for the next volume.
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  • Becki
    January 1, 1970
    4 1/2 stars I just love this graphic novel Series I wish they would just make it into a tv series. So relatable and hilarious.
  • Travis
    January 1, 1970
    This series is TOO CUTE. I love the art, I love the story, I love the blend of slice-of-life ordinariness and ridiculous antics. Every issue I read just makes me love it more.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Still loving these.
  • Karyn Silverman
    January 1, 1970
    Possibly my favorite volume yet. I laughed out loud at least once per chapter, and I can't wait for the next one!
  • S.
    January 1, 1970
    Note: This is a review of issue #21, being the first chapter in this as yet uncollected volume. “My ponytail is pulling on the top of my head so violently that my vision is distorted.” These characters say the most absurd things and I love it! :DThis is the only series that I read one-a-month, and I can’t stop because it’s addictive. But now that Karen and another trusted reviewer have pointed out that the volumes are episodic and scattered, I’ve decided to pay close attention. Starting with thi Note: This is a review of issue #21, being the first chapter in this as yet uncollected volume. “My ponytail is pulling on the top of my head so violently that my vision is distorted.” These characters say the most absurd things and I love it! :DThis is the only series that I read one-a-month, and I can’t stop because it’s addictive. But now that Karen and another trusted reviewer have pointed out that the volumes are episodic and scattered, I’ve decided to pay close attention. Starting with this sixth volume, I will be reading the trades in addition to the single issues, before I review the whole volume.For now, I can say that they’re right about individual chapters being scattered. Each chapter has its own plot but we go from scene to scene at an insane pace. There’s not enough lingering and no logical transition. For instance, here’s page 16; it’s easy to follow since there’s only one central arc, but that last panel does feel totally random and abrupt:It didn’t bother me much, but I can agree that there’s an apparent lack of control and planning. I like the messy mix of ideas but I understand why others find it annoying. To me, the issue remains a lot of fun and the series as a whole continues to provide a ton of laughter, relatable moments and heart.
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    This volume was mostly about how they're adapting to the adult life that comes with renting a home vs. living in a dorm. It's kinda amazing that this is still fun and enjoyable 6 volumes/24 issues in. The characters still feel real and entertaining and seem like they're growing. The art is still fun and eye catching. Yay Giant Days!
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  • Robin Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    I love Giant Days so very, very much. Instantly recognisable but also totally bonkers, it's a perfect comic about university life. 14+*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Another solid volume from one of my favourite series.
  • Monica (Tomes Project)
    January 1, 1970
    as always, this was so much fun. our girls are growing up and becoming . . . adults?
  • Paolina
    January 1, 1970
    Susan, Daisy, and Esther are trying to act like adults in this one-with mixed results. A tad more serious than other volumes, but still charming and funny as ever.
  • Kelli
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues, i still love this story and these characters :)
  • Erica McGillivray
    January 1, 1970
    Daisy gets a girlfriend. The women get robbed. And Susan catches the plague and her father moves in with them. This series continues to be the most unabashed delight.
  • Brea
    January 1, 1970
    Read as individual issues
  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    Read the individual issues on my library’s Hoopla account.I just keep loving these characters more and more. Sophomore year an uni for Esther, Susan, and Daisy. They deal with a burglary, adult dinner party, death of a neighbor, Susan having the plague- and her father nursing her back to health.Fun and funny comics I love.
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