Now, let’s discuss the cover page that grabs your attention like only Esther can: dressed in a skeleton long-sleeved shirt, some kind of shredded gray and dark gray leggings, big black boots with skulls on the tips, wiry gloves, and magenta eye shadow smeared down her cheeks. The makeup covering part of her face is a nice addition by artist Lissa Treiman, as it blends with the hot pink background surrounding the rest of the page. Esther’s one outstretched arm lets go of a corded microphone and it hits the ground, which should ultimately push you over the edge to peeking inside. She dropped the mic – that’s the moment proving something amazing has happened, or a ridiculous burn has taken place. In her case, there’s a good chance it’s both.
Giant Days is illustrated by Max Sarin, with inks by Liz Fleming, colors by Whitney Cogar, and letters by Jim Campbell. The artwork keeps your attention with all of the little details on each page. On the very first panel, you get a glimpse into Esther’s bedroom and her Gothic mystique – various horror posters on the walls, a stitched teddy bear after being dissected, and the continuing love of skulls draped over her bed and mirror. The abundance of colors throughout, matched with amazing facial expressions, deliver a series that perfectly captures the moods of our main characters as they teeter the line of sanity, and sometimes drunkenness.
If the question about what new comic book to buy is always on your mind, then this four-pack in one edition is the perfect answer to your next comic purchase. Whether you’re already a fan or a newcomer, this series will keep your interest well after the last page. If you happen to be late to the Giant Days party, whatever you do, don’t tell Daisy.
Giant Days: Volume 4 is available in print and digital form.