Giant Days Vol. 12
It’s never a quiet day at the University of Sheffield as best friends Esther, Susan and Daisy try do regular things like solving comic book shop capers, attending McGraw’s brother’s wedding and Daisy learning to drive OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL DOOMED. Meanwhile, Ed has to have a hard conversation with his girlfriend about her behavior when she drinks and what it means for their future…if they have one. The Eisner Award nominated team of John Allison (By Night) and Max Sarin are back with new unforgettable stories about the best BFFs ever, including a special issue both written and illustrated by Allison himself. Collects Giant Days #45-48.

Giant Days Vol. 12 Details

TitleGiant Days Vol. 12
Author
ReleaseFeb 11th, 2020
PublisherBOOM! Box
ISBN-139781684154845
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult, Fiction

Giant Days Vol. 12 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Ed and Neen have their first fight, Daisy takes a driving test and will Ess have a fling with - gasp! - Dean Thompson?! Also Su-Pto dons the proverbial deerstalker (and Esther’s goth scarf) to hunt down the comics shop thief before returning to the fearsome Northampton for the nuptials of McGraw’s pranktacular bro Frank and a member of the hated Shaw clan. It’s all to play for in Giant Days, Volume the 12th! Giant Days is still amazing but you already knew that - I’ve gushed about this series in Ed and Neen have their first fight, Daisy takes a driving test and will Ess have a fling with - gasp! - Dean Thompson?! Also Su-Pto dons the proverbial deerstalker (and Esther’s goth scarf) to hunt down the comics shop thief before returning to the fearsome Northampton for the nuptials of McGraw’s pranktacular bro Frank and a member of the hated Shaw clan. It’s all to play for in Giant Days, Volume the 12th! Giant Days is still amazing but you already knew that - I’ve gushed about this series in so many reviews at this point that you can basically call me Ol’ Faithful! I didn’t totally like the Ed and Nina bit because it’s a birruva forced problem. Nina gets carried away when she’s drinking. Is she an alcoholic? Nah, she’s just young and still learning the game of drink. So, storm in a pint glass? Yeah. Well, not even, really, but basically. Hmm. And Daisy as a bad driver - we see her almost hit a barrier and that’s it. Her rep as the ultimate nightmare driver was unconvincingly overstated and felt like pointless filler. But otherwise it’s another corker of a book. Susan goes all detective noir as she tracks down the comics thief and I kinda liked the tension of wondering (and hoping against!) whether Dean and Ess would somehow become the unlikeliest of couples after Dean’s mental wellness dog Perkin brought them together in a shared secret. The highlight though is the McGraw/Shaw wedding. Lotsa fun moments, including Daisy wondering whether she’s in love with Esther and Susan preparing to fight her way through the reception at any moment. The scene with Susan and McGraw’s dad was very touching - Susan and Graham McGraw are the bestest couple evarrr! It’s not the usual home-run but I mean, good lord, twelve volumes (and assorted specials, a prequel and a novel) and it’s still this good? That’s beyond impressive - that’s incomparable. There’s nothing like Giant Days!
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Oh boy, I'm not prepared for this series to end. Just two more volumes after this (less, actually — just four issues as I'm writing this) and we're all out of new Giant Days stories to read. To say that this makes me sad would be a massive understatement. Then again, what other comic book could you say was absolutely perfect for its entire run of 60 or so (including specials) issues, never once dipping in quality and bringing nothing but joy since day one? There aren't a lot of them, that's for Oh boy, I'm not prepared for this series to end. Just two more volumes after this (less, actually — just four issues as I'm writing this) and we're all out of new Giant Days stories to read. To say that this makes me sad would be a massive understatement. Then again, what other comic book could you say was absolutely perfect for its entire run of 60 or so (including specials) issues, never once dipping in quality and bringing nothing but joy since day one? There aren't a lot of them, that's for sure. I love you, Giant Days, and I wish you didn't have to end. But such is life, and I will savour every remaining moment I have left with this book.
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  • Anna (Bananas)
    January 1, 1970
    May it never end May it never end ❤️❤️❤️
  • Josh Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Read in single issues. Can't wait for trades anymore when this glorious series is almost at an end.
  • Philip
    January 1, 1970
    Read in single issues.
  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    This was okay but I'm never really a fan of the volumes that are more random standalone issues than anything that advances the actual plot, such as it is. I'm not sure how long they are planning to keep it going but it definitely feels like it's about time for it to start winding down. Still a good series so hopefully it picks up again with the next one though.
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  • Afreen Aftab
    January 1, 1970
    This series is coming to an end soon and I'm sad.
  • annika
    January 1, 1970
    #1 Giant Days, Vol. 1 #2 Giant Days, Vol. 2 #3 Giant Days, Vol. 3 #4 Giant Days, Vol. 4 #5 Giant Days, Vol. 5 #6 Giant Days, Vol. 6 #7 Giant Days, Vol. 7 #8 Giant Days Vol. 8 #9 Giant Days, Vol. 9 #10 Giant Days, Vol. 10 #11 Giant Days, Vol. 11#12 Giant Days Vol. 12 #1 Giant Days, Vol. 1 ★★★★★#2 Giant Days, Vol. 2 ★★★★#3 Giant Days, Vol. 3 ★★★★#4 Giant Days, Vol. 4 ★★★★★#5 Giant Days, Vol. 5 ★★★★#6 Giant Days, Vol. 6 ★★★★★#7 Giant Days, Vol. 7 ★★★★★#8 Giant Days Vol. 8 ★★★★#9 Giant Days, Vol. 9 ★★★★#10 Giant Days, Vol. 10 ★★★#11 Giant Days, Vol. 11#12 Giant Days Vol. 12
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  • Clint Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Read as single issues 45-48. These issues don’t move the greater plots along much, but they’re still fun and funny as usual. McGraw asking “Are you entering the pessimism olympics?” made me laugh a ton. The temporary shift to a monochromatic noir style at one point is also a nice change, and bringing back Allison’s original illustration for issue 48 accentuated different characterizations of the cast, particularly a near-feral Susan. Story-wise, two main relationships are tested here, 3.5 stars. Read as single issues 45-48. These issues don’t move the greater plots along much, but they’re still fun and funny as usual. McGraw asking “Are you entering the pessimism olympics?” made me laugh a ton. The temporary shift to a monochromatic noir style at one point is also a nice change, and bringing back Allison’s original illustration for issue 48 accentuated different characterizations of the cast, particularly a near-feral Susan. Story-wise, two main relationships are tested here, each with a heartwarming resolution (though one or both may hint at cracks that could further fracture in the remaining few issues of the series.)
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  • Monique
    January 1, 1970
    Really liked it, although completely thrown by the sudden change in art work/illustrator in #48. I do prefer the previous illustrator. I was able to get used to it (kinda), but found myself wanting the other artist back. I am trying to not let this affect how much I enjoy the series, but with graphic novels the art tells as much of the story as the words. Still, good though. Love the friendships!
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Another highly enjoyable and entertaining volume. My favorite bits were Susan playing detective and Daisy learning to drive (how I relate to her wanting to please everyone!). I also liked seeing McGraw interact with his brother, though I do wish that more had happened, relationship-wise between Susan and McGraw, at the wedding in the last issue.
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  • Nahia
    January 1, 1970
    No quiero bajarle más la nota por algo que no es la historia en sí, pero es que el dibujo del issue 48 ha sido horrible. Espero que haya sido una excepción y no que el resto de issues que quedan vayan a estar ilustrados así.
  • Ronnie
    January 1, 1970
    Ya estoy pensando en que pronto termina esta serie y mi corazón se rompe. Siento que llegué tarde pero a la vez creo que fue en el mejor momento porque seguro no iba a poder ir al día. Sigue sin decepcionarme y cada vez la adoro más.
  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing too special about this volume, unfortunately, and I was not a fan of the art style.
  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    Eep, the penultimate volume! Not ready!
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues
  • NerwSlowa
    January 1, 1970
    <3
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    As always love this series. Read in issues. Highly recommended. 14+ Some language.
  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    Love reading issues on Hoopla. Don’t end!
  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    I love these 3 girls so much I love these 3 girls so much 😂🥰
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