Giant Days, Vol. 10 (Giant Days #10)
Daisy, Esther, and Susan’s last year at university is getting a bumpy start, with everything strange after Ed’s declaration of love followed by grievous injury, Daisy with nowhere to live, and McGraw and Susan at odds over their new flat!The final year of university is about to start for best mates Daisy, Esther, and Susan, and everything is going completely off the rails. From finding somewhere to live at the last minute, to broken bones, to the looming terror of the adult world, this semester is one you won’t want to miss. John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal are our “resident advisors” for this action-packed fall term, which collects Issues #37-40 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

Giant Days, Vol. 10 (Giant Days #10) Details

TitleGiant Days, Vol. 10 (Giant Days #10)
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ReleaseJun 25th, 2019
PublisherBOOM! Box
ISBN-139781684153718
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

Giant Days, Vol. 10 (Giant Days #10) Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Giant Days is my rock. No, not a giant jacked American-Samoan man with a winning personality that makes everyone like him despite starring in one terrible movie after another, but my constant go-to-never-fails great read. But WAIT - a less than stellar rating for this tenth(!) book?! Is my rock crumbling - is this the end times???? To that I say nay - or maybe yay, but for reasons completely separate from comics - unless artist Julia Madrigal is gonna be coming back. Not that I begrudge series r Giant Days is my rock. No, not a giant jacked American-Samoan man with a winning personality that makes everyone like him despite starring in one terrible movie after another, but my constant go-to-never-fails great read. But WAIT - a less than stellar rating for this tenth(!) book?! Is my rock crumbling - is this the end times???? To that I say nay - or maybe yay, but for reasons completely separate from comics - unless artist Julia Madrigal is gonna be coming back. Not that I begrudge series regular Max Sarin a break. She has been an absolute trooper, drawing every issue after original artist Lissa Treiman left in Volume 2, producing nothing but impossibly consistent high quality the entire time. At this point I’d say she’s easily surpassed Treiman as the defining Giant Days artist - she’s made the title that much her own. So Julia Madrigal takes over art duties for a couple issues here and… eeeeewwww! I haaated her art! The lines are awfully scratchy like (I suspect) they were drawn digitally, on a screen, on a really shoddy art program. And everyone looks - not right! Too cartoony, too weird. Maybe the jobs fair storyline, Daisy as a residential mentor and Susan and McGraw’s domestic strife wasn’t the most compelling material either but I do wonder if Sarin had drawn these issues whether I’d have enjoyed them more. Sarin draws the other two issues and John Allison’s writing is mostly top-notch as ever. Daisy and her gran have all the feels after her gran finds out she’s gay. I love how Dean Thompson is becoming the Joker to Esther’s Batman. Daisy learning about unwinnable scenarios featuring three people, Coby, Ash and Maru, was brilliant - Trekkies will geddit. By far the best was the resolution to last volume’s cliffhanger between Esther and Ed Gemmell, which I really liked and found immensely satisfying. I thought John Allison handled it perfectly and not only ended a long-running storyline wonderfully but began a new one for Ed effortlessly well too. Ed and Esther remain my favourite characters. The art preferences might just be me but, if I had my druthers, I’d put the series on hold next time Max Sarin needs a break rather than have the title suffer a lesser replacement artist. Then again, Boom gotta make they cheddah so… bah! Alright, enough: Volume 10’s unsurprisingly great and Giant Days is still my Dwayne Johnson!
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Ten — TEN! — volumes in, and Giant Days is still the comic book I love and enjoy the most, month to month. It's hard to believe that I've been reading it for almost four years (well, more like three and a half, but still) since issue #1 came out and I randomly decided to give it a read because the cover looked cute. It's been an important part of my life ever since, and something I eagerly look forward to every single month. I can't express how grateful I am to John Allison, Max Sarin, Lisa Trei Ten — TEN! — volumes in, and Giant Days is still the comic book I love and enjoy the most, month to month. It's hard to believe that I've been reading it for almost four years (well, more like three and a half, but still) since issue #1 came out and I randomly decided to give it a read because the cover looked cute. It's been an important part of my life ever since, and something I eagerly look forward to every single month. I can't express how grateful I am to John Allison, Max Sarin, Lisa Treiman and everybody else who worked and still works on this amazing book. Thank you, guys — Giant Days doesn't ever get old or stale, and I'll be with it until the end.
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  • Rana
    January 1, 1970
    I did not like the changing of artist in issues #38 and #39
  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    My girls :) Saving me once more from both a reading slump and a terrible day. Daisy is surely the sweetest goofball ever, gaining confidence so fast, Angry Susan is not di angry anymore and Esther... oh Esther... Plus I've just discovered they like Warpaint which only adds to my enjoyment. Almost a life-safer
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  • Anna (Bananas)
    January 1, 1970
    All I need to know now is who sports the Ubuntu tattoo.
  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    Another great volume in this series. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is because I'm honestly getting a little bit tired of the whole Ed/Esther thing and I wish they would just give the whole thing a rest already. I am glad the whole thing with Daisy and her grandma was resolved quickly though, I did not want a whole long drawn out 'homophobic grandma' story line.Some highlights:I mean that's the one I would pick:)))"Boy's sewing machine" such a power move lmaorelatable a Another great volume in this series. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is because I'm honestly getting a little bit tired of the whole Ed/Esther thing and I wish they would just give the whole thing a rest already. I am glad the whole thing with Daisy and her grandma was resolved quickly though, I did not want a whole long drawn out 'homophobic grandma' story line.Some highlights:I mean that's the one I would pick:)))"Boy's sewing machine" such a power move lmaorelatable and truewhy is everyone in this series so fucking relatable lol*snort*
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  • Xanthe
    January 1, 1970
    Another! My forever favorite is back! And I feel like I was waiting for ages for this volume. I was very pleased with how a lot of the relationship conflicts got resolved. People talked, admitted their feelings, tried to understand how the other person felt, and apologized. Yow. I loved it. There's a different artist for some of the middle issues, and it's noticeable, but I thought the guest artist was charming and energetic, even if it wasn't the same. The biggest problem with this volume, like Another! My forever favorite is back! And I feel like I was waiting for ages for this volume. I was very pleased with how a lot of the relationship conflicts got resolved. People talked, admitted their feelings, tried to understand how the other person felt, and apologized. Yow. I loved it. There's a different artist for some of the middle issues, and it's noticeable, but I thought the guest artist was charming and energetic, even if it wasn't the same. The biggest problem with this volume, like all the others, is that it ends.
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    While the past few seasons have seemed enjoyably fine, same level of fun Giant Days-ness, this one seemed to be different in a good way. These relationships seem to be evolving instead of staying the same which only accentuates the greatness of this series.
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  • Ethan
    January 1, 1970
    Had some questionable art, but had good stories. Nice to see them growing up and dealing with potential post college life.
  • Ksenia
    January 1, 1970
    All the hearts and stars for this series!
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This one just didn't resonate with me as much, maybe because the effects of the awkwardness from the last volume are really settling in. The parts about Daisy and her grandmother were touching and genuine (Daisy's granny is amazing, for the record) and Susan and McGraw's trouble felt real. But for me most of the jokes fell pretty flat and maybe too real, like the tedium of job hunting and trying to find a place to live. I was glad to see Ed Gemmell get some interesting character growth.Overall, This one just didn't resonate with me as much, maybe because the effects of the awkwardness from the last volume are really settling in. The parts about Daisy and her grandmother were touching and genuine (Daisy's granny is amazing, for the record) and Susan and McGraw's trouble felt real. But for me most of the jokes fell pretty flat and maybe too real, like the tedium of job hunting and trying to find a place to live. I was glad to see Ed Gemmell get some interesting character growth.Overall, I missed the whacky adventures circa their sophomore year and the really interesting side characters (I'm over Dean Thompson 100%). I wasn't crazy about the artist change and how pointy all of the art became--it was jarring. I'm happy to keep reading this as long as it keeps being made, but I'm also wondering what direction this story is heading in.
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  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    Not one of my favorite volumes, but it still has some pretty great moments, of course: (view spoiler)[Susan and McGraw's new place and immediate fight and how adorable their making up is; Esther and Ed finally talking about what happened THAT NIGHT; Daisy and her Granny...hey, wait, this whole volume is about people fighting and then making up! Sneaky! (hide spoiler)]. But I was super not crazy about the artist who did issues 38 and 39, and found her style really distracting. And the whole emplo Not one of my favorite volumes, but it still has some pretty great moments, of course: (view spoiler)[Susan and McGraw's new place and immediate fight and how adorable their making up is; Esther and Ed finally talking about what happened THAT NIGHT; Daisy and her Granny...hey, wait, this whole volume is about people fighting and then making up! Sneaky! (hide spoiler)]. But I was super not crazy about the artist who did issues 38 and 39, and found her style really distracting. And the whole employment fair bit I wasn't really that into. And the end just sort of very much cuts off right in the middle in a weird way. So yeah, those things took away my enjoyment a tad. BUT WHEN DOES THE NEXT ONE COME OUT????
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  • Kyle Dinges
    January 1, 1970
    Giant Days volume 10 continues more of the goodness from John Allison's series. Apart from the first chapter, these issues were a bit less weighty than the recent few volumes. A lot of the big, over-arching conflicts have been resolved and we've gotten back to more day to day problems like we say earlier in the series.Max Sarin is on art for 2 of the issues, but the middle 2 see Julia Madrigal filling in. Madrigal did an admirable job imitating Sarin, but there was almost an uncanny valley like Giant Days volume 10 continues more of the goodness from John Allison's series. Apart from the first chapter, these issues were a bit less weighty than the recent few volumes. A lot of the big, over-arching conflicts have been resolved and we've gotten back to more day to day problems like we say earlier in the series.Max Sarin is on art for 2 of the issues, but the middle 2 see Julia Madrigal filling in. Madrigal did an admirable job imitating Sarin, but there was almost an uncanny valley like effect where it was just close enough to turn me off.Beyond that, this is just another solid volume of Giant Days. It's not the best in the series but Alison is obviously in a story telling groove by this point and he doesn't have many misses with this series.
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  • Ciaran Mcgrath
    January 1, 1970
    This is, simply put, one of the most enjoyable comic books on the shelves. Any book that can make you bark with unexpected laughter on one page and wring a tear from you a few pages later is something special, but that’s all built on an array of characters who are richly drawn and provided with depth in their exaggerated mannerisms. If you’ve been following the series, you’re already invested in their lives, and you haven’t, you’ll want to go back to the start and invest. A word too for the art, This is, simply put, one of the most enjoyable comic books on the shelves. Any book that can make you bark with unexpected laughter on one page and wring a tear from you a few pages later is something special, but that’s all built on an array of characters who are richly drawn and provided with depth in their exaggerated mannerisms. If you’ve been following the series, you’re already invested in their lives, and you haven’t, you’ll want to go back to the start and invest. A word too for the art, which perfectly matches the story in its mix of cartoonish curves and perfectly depicted facial expressions.In short, it’s great. Go buy.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Have I mentioned how much I fucking love Giant Days yet? Because after 10 volumes, if I haven't, then I'm doing something wrong. This book just continues to be top quality, absolutely hilarious, full of heart, and just a joy to read, even 40 issues in.This volume sees Daisy deal with the aftermath of her break-up with Ingrid, while the girls attempt to find a new home for their final year of university, and the return of Ed Gemmell and his Esther-induced broken leg. Relationships continue to evo Have I mentioned how much I fucking love Giant Days yet? Because after 10 volumes, if I haven't, then I'm doing something wrong. This book just continues to be top quality, absolutely hilarious, full of heart, and just a joy to read, even 40 issues in.This volume sees Daisy deal with the aftermath of her break-up with Ingrid, while the girls attempt to find a new home for their final year of university, and the return of Ed Gemmell and his Esther-induced broken leg. Relationships continue to evolve, new characters keep both the girls and the reader on their toes, and just jesus christ if you're not reading this book already go and do it, please!
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    This narrative is sweet, full of heart and humor, and surprising depth. As Daisy finds her independence again, Susan's heart grows a few sizes bigger, and Esther works to repair her friendship with Ed, they all begin to grasp the inevitability of adulthood beyond university. Loved this. I also did not like the change of artist midway, but the story makes up for it. Everyone looked so *angry* and scheming all the time, the characters are far more nuanced and playful than how they were portrayed.
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  • Clint Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    Vol 10’s writing continues to grow the characters up in charmingly relatable and realistic ways, but the guest artist for half these issues reminded me again that Max Sarin’s art is equally as responsible for my appreciation of Giant Days. (The guest artist seemed talented, but the change in visual style was drastic and distracting, like temporarily replacing actors in season 3 of a TV show.)
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  • Darlina Uveges
    January 1, 1970
    Daisy, Esther and Susan are not doing very well at the university. With everything different after Ed's decelaration of love. I recommend this book for people that like romantic readings but if you dont I really don't think you should read it. I didn't really like it. It was ok. Not the best books it wasn't my style.
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  • Elise
    January 1, 1970
    Technically I just read issues #37-40 individually, that count's right?! (view spoiler)[ As an aside, I can't believe what's happening with Ester and Ed?! I kind of ship it?! I kind of don't?? I don't want her to fall for him just as he's starting to get over her!! (hide spoiler)]
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  • Esha Dickson
    January 1, 1970
    Read as individual issues (#37 - #40)
  • Jesse Richards
    January 1, 1970
    Reliably enjoyable.
  • Menna♡
    January 1, 1970
    i disliked the change in artist in #38 and #39. but other than that i still adore this story
  • Joana
    January 1, 1970
    I need this whole series to become a tv show!!
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Better than Vol. 9. I've enjoyed this series and can't wait to see how it ends.
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Read as individual issues.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    read in issue form
  • Dichotomy Girl
    January 1, 1970
    Read as Single Issues 2019
  • Philip
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This felt like a return to form, setting up some new stories for the new year.
  • Lauren Archer
    January 1, 1970
    I realized I read all the singles for this one, but still had some fun.
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