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Giant Days, Vol. 10

(Giant Days #10)

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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.
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by BOOM! Box
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Sam Quixote
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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Rana Najjar
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
I did not like the changing of art style in issues #38 and #39
Dave Schaafsma
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-series
I have read two volumes, 10 and 11, in a day or so, having gotten behind, so most people have posted tons of information already about this volume. I am with the majority I saw not happy with Max Sarin's taking a break from illustrating for a couple issues. We love your work, Max! Don't do that again, please! I also very much liked this issue, they're my friends, but as with any life, sometimes there are (thankfully) undramatic periods, and this whole volume reflects that kind of period for the ...more
Artemy
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Alison
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
4.5 stars
Emma
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad each of the girls has found a place to stay. I was very looking forward to Ed and Esther's reunion and I was a bit let down by it, I expected a little more, but I'm hopeful that the topic will be picked up again in the next volume. As always, Susan and McGraw are way too cute and funny, I can't get enough of the two of them. ...more
Ashley Daviau
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favourite volume out of the series yet! I just love these characters so much and they really bring me back to my college days and all the uncertainty you constantly feel. And I just love McGraw so DAMN MUCH, I can’t get enough of him. I also really enjoyed the comedy in this one, it actually made me laugh out loud multiple times which is a rare thing for me when I’m reading! I sped through this volume way too quickly, it’s all coming to an end soon and I’m dreading it!
Rod Brown
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This go-round had a little housekeeping feel to it as the status quo of new living arrangements is established for senior year of college. Lots of good moments, but not a series peak for me.

p.s. diatribe: Daisy Wooten? Daisy Wooton? Why does it seem the spelling of her name changes from volume to volume? What's CANON dammit? What's the deal, Shannon Waters? Stupid or careless or deliberately trying to drive me INSANE????????

p.p.s., I'm ashamed I did not catch the Star Trek reference right off an
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Devann
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 lmao




relatable a
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Lara
Not one of my favorite volumes, but it still has some pretty great moments, of course: (view 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
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Chris Lemmerman
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Carmen
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Ren (A Bookish Balance)
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars

In this volume of Giant Days Daisy is dealing with the reveal a certain someone made to her grandmother, all the while looking for a place to live for the new school year, Esther is trying to repair her relationship with Ed, and Susan is dealing with moving into a less than ideal apartment.

Lately I've had a pretty up and down relationship with Giant Days. The latter volumes aren't quite as charming as the ones that first kicked off the series, and the last few were just plain weird.
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Noninuna
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Half through the volume, I noticed the change of art style and it irritated me so much because the three main characters seem to behave slightly different from their selves in previous volumes. I still enjoyed the story tho. Totally get what Esther was saying about those career fairs. Some people are just do not want to be in corporate world. Love to see Ed is back on track & glad to see his character grow! And McGraw is such a bf goal!

Dannii Elle
I come to this graphic novel series for the fun vibes and witty banter between the trio it focuses on. It was a pleasant surprise to find a focus on the nature of acceptance featured here, which added some well-needed depth to all that occurred.
Sara
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I still prefer the original artwork from the first volume and a half, but had finally got accustomed to Max Sarin's artwork. I really didn't enjoy guest artist Julia Madrigal's art - it was waaaaayyy too cartoony and juvenile, especially considering that the characters are dealing with being on the cusp of adult responsibilities. ...more
Anna (Bananas)
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
All I need to know now is who sports the Ubuntu tattoo.
Cale
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is a lot of fallout from the previous volume, as the women take on new homes and roles in their own lives and their shared experiences. The change in focus could have been rough, but John Allison nails it as usual. All of the characters have strong arcs, from Ed facing down Esther after the events of the past volume, to Daisy's eventful apartment search, which leads to a new role. And the job fair was great. A lot of laugh-out-loud moments, some powerfully moving scenes, and all of the fun ...more
Alex Sarll
Third year arrives, and with it the careers fair - correctly identified by Esther as "a wake for the death of youthful dreams". Worse, there's clear-up to be done on the emotional carnage left by the last two years. Yet somehow, it stays funny, and never cloys even when these brilliant young idiots are literally hugging and learning. Not only very funny, but also surprisingly informative about the composition of Earth's crust. ...more
Emma
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This was a great installment. Loved the job fair issue and so happy Daisy's arc is no longer a train wreck (though maybe that will change). As we near the end I'm trying to decide how devastated I will be if Ed and Esther never make a meaningful connection and, honestly, the answer is still very. The artwork in the earlier issues is still my favorite style but so it goes. ...more
saskia
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, comics-2019
Never a dull volume. Continues to be thoroughly entertaining and realistic. Beautifully supportive female friendships and awkward first loves/romances. Anxiety about the future was a prominent theme which I'm feeling sorely at this moment in time. ...more
Kate
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
yep :)
chvang
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Main takeaway: I can't decide if it's because the girls are older and more mature now, so the problems they face are no longer as daunting (such as Daisy immediately recognizing that the house is a cult--and confronting them about it instead of going with the flow and joint the cult out of politeness), or if the series really has taken a sit-com approach to story, where every problem is solved within 30 minutes or less. I do believe, though, that John Allison didn't know how to resolve the Daisy ...more
The_Mad_Swede
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, comics, library
This volume picks up where the cliffhanger ending (of a sorts) left us in the previous instalment, as Daisy Wooton goes home to her grandmother for the summer. And, of course, much time is spent on the new living arrangements of our little band of heroes, after Daisy, Susan Ptolemy and Esther De Groot are separating (living-wise if not friends-wise).

Max Sarin delivers another home run on the two issues he draws (#37 and 40, respectively), but his fill-in, Julia Madrigal (on issues #38–39), while
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Sean Cox-marcellin
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Character growth, but makes a libelous suggestion about Microsoft Excel.
Vera-Michele
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars

Reading Rush Challenge 4: Book with purple on the cover

This was ok. My main complaint is that there was a new artist that made the art look a little strange.

Reread: Same rating. I love Susan and McGraw.
Lenny
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
For the tenth volume of Giant Days, our story and characters feel neither tired nor dull - quite an accomplishment for Allison. As the group begins their last year at university things definitely feel more down to Earth - job fairs, CVs and physical therapy replace late night binge drinking, secret hookups and DnD shenanigans. Allison gives Ed and Esther a fantastic resolution following Ed's drunken declaration of love followed by breaking both ankles, and Susan convinces McGraw to attend the jo ...more
Victoria Koldewyn
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: summer-2019
The series as a whole is stellar. I even re-read the first nine volumes this early year and loved each one more than the first time through.

So what happened here? Not much!

Definitely some moments: funny, heartfelt and true to form for the author and illustrator team of Allison/Sarin.

I can appreciate whatever happened (a leave of absence? a temporary burn-out? an experiment for a newer artist on board to try their wings?) with the guest artist for the two chapters (bracketed by the inimitable Ma
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Xanthe
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Paula
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
As the description stated, the crew is back together for their last year. I loved that we picked up exactly where the #36 left off. Pretty much we are adjusting to the decisions made in the last trade. The art changes in #38 & #39. I'm not sure why but it was not my favorite art styles. I was confused by which characters were whom. Luckily #40 gets back to the normal art style. The story lines were missing a little of their usual spark but t will still nice to be back in this world. Honestly I j ...more
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