Giant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8)
Best friends Susan, Daisy, and Esther's adventures at university continue in Giant Days Vol. 8.It’s the end of second year for best mates Susan, Daisy, and Esther, and cracks are appearing in the foundation of this unshakeable trio. Between (irritating) new loves, (secretive) old loves, (unlikely) new friendships and (terrible) old houses, they’ll be lucky to make it to third year alive!John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Max Sarin and Liz Fleming shepherd us through another action-packed semester in Giant Days Volume 8, which collects Issues #29-32 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

Giant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8) Details

TitleGiant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8)
Author
ReleaseAug 28th, 2018
PublisherBOOM! Box
ISBN-139781684152070
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult, Fiction

Giant Days Vol. 8 (Giant Days, #8) Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Boyfriends and girlfriends behave badly threatening friendships left and right in Giant Days Volume 8! Daisy’s girlfriend Ingrid runs up a disastrous heating bill forcing poor Daisy to choose between her love and her best friends Esther and Susan. Meanwhile, just as Esther befriends Emilia, Emilia’s beau McGraw reveals his on/off relationship with Susan has been secretly on for months! Will he and Ed Gemmell (sporting an unwise Anakin Skywalker braid) survive Emilia’s brothers’ wrath? Also - fin Boyfriends and girlfriends behave badly threatening friendships left and right in Giant Days Volume 8! Daisy’s girlfriend Ingrid runs up a disastrous heating bill forcing poor Daisy to choose between her love and her best friends Esther and Susan. Meanwhile, just as Esther befriends Emilia, Emilia’s beau McGraw reveals his on/off relationship with Susan has been secretly on for months! Will he and Ed Gemmell (sporting an unwise Anakin Skywalker braid) survive Emilia’s brothers’ wrath? Also - find out McGraw’s first name! I’m not even surprised at the consistently high quality of Giant Days anymore. John Allison and Max Sarin have delivered every single time before, and continue to, that I just save up these comics for when an arc completes, pick a time when I can enjoy them, and smile my way through another flawless read! If you’re unfamiliar with the series that summary might read like a cheeseball Hollyoaks knockoff but Giant Days is so much better than that. It’s a unique blend of inventive, imaginative comedy and young adult drama flawlessly executed by a creative team who can’t seem to put a foot wrong. Writing and art is first class all the way, once again. The characters and their stories continue to grow in new and compelling ways. I loved McGraw’s moustache origins, Daisy hustling rugby players at pool, and the little details as always - the Jeff Goldblum shower curtain, Esther’s gossip hat, and the gentle ribbing of triggered snowflakes on campus and the dominance of Funko Pop at comics shops these days. And I love where the series is headed too - who will end up living with who? Is John Allison slowly steering Ed towards Esther for their star-crossed romance (fingers crossed)?? These seemingly small questions become so big when you have a writer this good who can get you deeply invested in their characters! To anyone who wants to read a cracking non-superhero comic, this is it (not that I wouldn’t recommend this to superhero comics readers either!). It’s the greatest comic in the world, bar none, and Volume 8 only further highlights that. POWERFUL Giant Days!
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  • Paul E. Morph
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant, as always...
  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Eight volumes in, Giant Days is still the best damn comic. Love it to bits.
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    January 1, 1970
    Before I start, I want to be clear when I say I adore this series and I love the topics they touch on, and the way they go about telling the stories of normal college students ... but... I did find this collection to be a little less focused than usual. I wanted more flow between subjects and storylines. I didn;t necessarily dislike any storyline they used, I just wanted them to be more fleshed out, and connected throughout the issues that made up this volume. I found issue 29 held no real purpo Before I start, I want to be clear when I say I adore this series and I love the topics they touch on, and the way they go about telling the stories of normal college students ... but... I did find this collection to be a little less focused than usual. I wanted more flow between subjects and storylines. I didn;t necessarily dislike any storyline they used, I just wanted them to be more fleshed out, and connected throughout the issues that made up this volume. I found issue 29 held no real purpose to the others except to show us a friendship that to me felt rushed. Again, I love this series very much, and it will remain one of my favourite comic series to date - but this collection was not my favourite.
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  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    I'm loving this girls more and more each day. Reading this comic is one of the best things ever. No matter how high you've set the bar for the next installment they Never let you down
  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    A really great end to the girls' second year [unless of course they throw a random one-off issue into the next volume like last time] and I can't wait to see what happens in year three! A lot of relationship drama in this issue but it's incredibly realistic and relatable so I actually didn't mind for once [gasp]. Some highlights:super special awesome rare collector's edition bill#relatable content: fandom editionGIRLS HELPING GIRLS!
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  • Giulia
    January 1, 1970
    Look, this was fun until it lasted.I can feel myself getting bored with the story...because there's no story whatsoever. The plot is very much a slice of life kinda thing and there's nothing pushing the story forward so...I think I'm gonna stop reading this graphic novel. Not because it's bad (it really actually isn't) but simply because I'm starting to feel detached and bored. I love all the characters and how diverse this is but the story has just become...dull. Susan will forever be my favour Look, this was fun until it lasted.I can feel myself getting bored with the story...because there's no story whatsoever. The plot is very much a slice of life kinda thing and there's nothing pushing the story forward so...I think I'm gonna stop reading this graphic novel. Not because it's bad (it really actually isn't) but simply because I'm starting to feel detached and bored. I love all the characters and how diverse this is but the story has just become...dull. Susan will forever be my favourite and I'll miss her, but enough is enough.
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  • Ksenia
    January 1, 1970
    I think this is a comics series that I will happily re-read anytime! Love, love, love!
  • Casey Frank
    January 1, 1970
    This continues to be a comic that both shows me something entirely new and that also feels so familiar in reflecting on my own uni days and the friendships that meant just as much, if not more than my actual schooling. The illustrations are every bit as wonderful as all the other volumes that precede this one and once again our characters experience some growing pains that mean reshaping their lives together. Funny, sweet, and fabulously strange, I always look forward to more.
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  • Monica (Tomes Project)
    January 1, 1970
    Giants Days has had some weightier issues before, but this whole volume covered some heavier topics than normal. Which, by the way, I completely enjoyed. I felt that some of the storylines were a little disjointed, but that didn't bother me too much. The Ingrid storyline has room to go somewhere not great in the future, but this is particularly close hitting thread for me and so far, I think it's good.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    MCGRAW AND SUSAN love is real
  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    This volume is definitely less focused than most, but man, the "to-be-continued..." ending! Things are really coming to a head! What's gonna happen?!?!?!I think they'll be fine. At least, I hope they will!
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    And with that I'm officially out of volumes to read until more are released...
  • Greyson (Grey) Edwards [Use Your Words]
    January 1, 1970
    Giant Days Series Ratings:Giant Days: Early Registration: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 1: ★★★★Giant Days, Vol. 2: ★★★★★Giant Days, Vol. 3: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 4: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 5: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 6: TBRGiant Days: Extra Credit: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 7: TBRGiant Days Vol. 8: TBRGiant Days, Vol. 9: TBR—___│Blog│Instagram│Twitter│Tumblr│
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  • Paolina
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series so much. It has a occurred to me that if I'm going to bother writing a review of each trade paperback, I might as well try to articulate WHY I love it so much. One of the main reasons is that unlike other comic series, this one actually progresses through a story. We aren't just spinning our wheels or retconning every few issues to keep it being published. This adherence to a on ongoing plot of course heralds its eventual end, but I just have to be okay with that. Everything e I love this series so much. It has a occurred to me that if I'm going to bother writing a review of each trade paperback, I might as well try to articulate WHY I love it so much. One of the main reasons is that unlike other comic series, this one actually progresses through a story. We aren't just spinning our wheels or retconning every few issues to keep it being published. This adherence to a on ongoing plot of course heralds its eventual end, but I just have to be okay with that. Everything ends. Another reasons is that the humor is laugh-out-loud funny. It may just be my particular brand of humor, but I laugh so much while reading these. There is just something about the art style mixed with the hints of absurdity that get me every time. Finally, I just love spending time with this cast of characters. The dynamic between them all is delightful. The college setting they find themselves bumbling through is entertaining and fairly nostalgic, even though my own university days were nothing like theirs. Also, Susan is my soul represented through ink and paper.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    Continues to be my favorite comic series. Love each of the characters and their dynamic and complicated friendships with one another. Taking all the restraint I have not to blow a bunch of money on catching up on the series on Comixology before the next book comes out. Love.
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  • Doris
    January 1, 1970
    Read for fun. Some real drama is actually arising, and I'm enjoying the change of pace.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Still so much fun and so many great McGraw moments in this one. The cliffhanger in this one is super unfair and I'm already dying to read the next installment.
  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues
  • JW
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to come
  • Bee
    January 1, 1970
    MCGRAW AND SUSAN ARE BACK TOGETHER I LOVE WINNING
  • Katja
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant as usual!
  • ioan radu
    January 1, 1970
    4,5⭐ 4,5⭐️
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow.
  • Hana
    January 1, 1970
    bit disjointed and unfinished, but overall still enjoyable
  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    This gets three stars only because it doesn't really stand out to me amongst the greatness that is the Giant Days series. It's still fun, enjoyable Giant Days, though.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues
  • Eveline
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars
  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    o_o
  • Erica McGillivray
    January 1, 1970
    This continues to such a great, solid series about the friendship of three women in college. Some great dealing with toxic relationships and housing in this trade.
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