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Giant Days, Vol. 2

(Giant Days (Single Issues) #5-8)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  15,830 ratings  ·  1,276 reviews
"Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, ""personal experimentation,"" influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of ""academia, ...more
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published April 6th 2016 by BOOM! - BOOM! Box (first published April 1st 2015)
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Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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volume two!

i'm still not wild about the art, and i liked this story slightly less than the first volume, but that doesn't mean i'm not counting down the days until the third one comes out. i am writing this review before part 3 pubs, but it will likely be posted after release date, so i have just blown your mind with time-confusion.

and yes - this is the volume where the artist changes halfway through. it's not wildly different, and i didn't even notice it at first, since i was reading it fo
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
These don’t have a super clear plot thread running through them but I’m still really, really enjoying them! Can’t wait to keep on with the series.
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Vol 1: ★★★★☆
Vol. 2: ★★★★★
Vol. 3: ★★★★★
Vol. 4: ★★★★★
Vol. 5: ★★★★★
Vol. 6: ★★★★★
Vol. 7: ★★★★★
Vol. 8: ★★★★★
Vol. 9: ★★★★★
Vol. 10: ★★★★★

I enjoyed volume 1 a lot but wasn't sure if I was one hundred percent sold on this series until reading this volume. You can tell the creator really hit his groove a bit more here and the characters feel more fleshed-out, plus McGraw has to be one of the cutest love interests I've ever seen and his antics with Susan constantly cracked me up.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
*You've unthawed my heart*
This series is full of weird lines and characters but I am loving it so much!
Esther's my fav🧟
Dave Schaafsma
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It took me a bit of time to connect to this much-acclaimed series in Volume 1 for some reason—it was fun, it was manic, but not particularly engaging to me—nothing much happens. In volume two I seem to have gotten to know the characters, they seem familiar to me, and I now I like it. Maybe because this has been a bit of a rough week or so, it is just what I needed. And what would that thing that I need be, you might well ask? Answer: A little light-hearted, sweet, silly, warm, read. Sometimes ha ...more
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this might just be my favourite comic series EVER. Somehow this volume was even better than the first and I am so desperate to read more! I love how each chapter is like a mini story, so the next time I go to the comic book store I might have to buy whatever individual issues they have because I NEED MORE ESTHER, SUSAN AND DAISY. Also, fun fact, Daisy is literally me. We're so similar it's insane. ...more
Sam Quixote
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-comics-2016
The delightful saga of first year uni students Susan, Esther and Daisy continues with our heroes shopping for budget dresses to the ball, fighting the evil Shaw family in Susan’s hometown of Northampton, and Daisy helping Esther revise for her winter exams. Meanwhile, Susan and McGraw give in to their badly-hidden desire for one another while poor Ed Gemmell sees his unrequited love for Esther continue unrequited as his Gothic beloved falls for a blandly hot invigilator. And why’s Daisy suddenly ...more
I find this hard to explain other than College life. Those were good days mostly. I guess I'm back at university and it's still good days. Homework does suck though.

The story continues with the 3 college girls dating and going through life. I love the art and the kinetic nature of the illustrations. There is much angst and finding oneself in this story.

I found it entertaining.
Ashley DiNorcia
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This series is so chill. I love it.
Ashley Daviau
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a little worried this volume wouldn’t live up to how much I loved the first one but this one was even BETTER. I just relate so much to these girls, I feel like I’m reading what I went through during college right on the page and it’s incredibly satisfying and makes me feel less alone. Any graphic novel that can do that is an absolute winner in my books! It’s just such a simple, fun and relatable story that just makes me feel good. This is a definite must read if you’re looking for a feel g ...more
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Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

Giant Days vol 2 was less entertaining for me than Vol 1. I am also a bigger fan of the drawing style in the first volume, I don’t know why ti slightly changed but I couldn’t help but notice it! The plot is still not going anywhere. It just seems like glimpses to every day life which is not bad but I want more. I want sauce and drama xD

4.5 stars

I really enjoyed following Esther, Susan and Daisy once again. Each character is very lovable.
The reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I enjoyed the first volume more than this one. I'm not sure why, maybe because I wasn't expecting anything in volume one.

I felt this volume was a little all over the place, but it was still fun!

I will definitely be picking up the third volume.
Kayla Charisse
This comic is definitely becoming one of my favorites, it's just such a refreshing break from all the other intense comic series that I read. Cannot wait for the next volume!! ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it just me or the art style is slightly different from the previous volume?
Anyhow still good and funny and i love it !!!
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-reads
So quirky, so witty, SO FUNNY!
I need these girls in my circle of friends.
R.K. Gold
I’m enjoying the series but I think it’s cause I get them included in my comiXology subscription. Daisy is still my favorite by far.
Paul E. Morph
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume 2 of Giant Days is almost as wonderful as the first. I love the charm of the setting and the characters, who always have me laughing out loud. I think I may also be a little bit in love with Esther, but don't tell the missus; she's already getting tired of me quoting the dialogue of this book at her! :-D

The only reason this isn't quite getting five stars is because I really missed the wonderful art of Lissa Treiman in the second half of this volume. Her replacement Max Savin's stuff is re
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
I really enjoyed this volume & I think I actually liked it better than the first volume which is why I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

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Super cute and funny. Definitely laugh out loud material. For some reason this Volume was lacking in plot though.
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this volume even more than the first.
My hometown got a shout out too - woo!
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun, irreverent book about some kids at university. This is just FUN in the best way.
Julie Zantopoulos
Another super cute volume of this graphic novel and one I’m happy to end my year of reading on-especially given the winter vibe in this bind up. I adore these friends, their dynamic together, and the diversity in their stories. Can’t wait for more of them.
Dannii Elle
Confirmed. Esther is 100% my spirit animal.
Stewart Tame
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still digging this series. It appears that Allison is slowly expanding his cast. We seem to get a few new faces with each volume.

For some reason, it didn't quite dawn on me until now that this is the same John Allison who does Bad Machinery. GD is a little more reality-based than BM, but still displays the trademark Allisonian knack for pushing things juuuuust past the edge of reality. It's not full blown gonzo weird slapstick or anything, merely just one notch past plausible. He makes it look s
May 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, graphic-novels, boom
Susan is an asshole. Esther is a flake. The other one is boring. (Don't remember her name and don't care enough to look.)

I think I might just not get this series.
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scribd, graphic_novel
Really good
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
my prediction after reading the first volume was correct--i loved volume 2 a lot more now that i know the characters better. it's just fun to see them move through university, especially since i just finished my first year and i can see little parallels. still giving this like 3.8, maybe..i know that's really picky, but while it's fun to read and i love the characters and i'll definitely continue when the next volume comes out, it's nothing super extraordinary or incredible. it's fun and enjoyab ...more
Paz R.M.
As funny and charming as the first volume, the characters make this series, and all of them are likable and relatable. The ensamble works great, and the dialogue is just top notch, with some hilarious jokes. Tbh, I'm really surprised at how much I'm enjoying all the arcs, wasn't expecting it. ...more
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
If possible, this was even better than the first one. Susan, Esther and Daisy continue to be the epitome of the university experience and October cannot come soon enough for the next volume!
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- mcgraw and susan are so cute.
- daisy is a trip and i love her very much. the friday night lights obsession was hilarious
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John Allison is the author and artist of the British webcomics Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery.

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