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Big Girls, Vol. 1

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When men become giant monsters destroying the world, only girls can stop them -- BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember, she writes poetry, loves to read, she's 300 feet tall and her full time job is killing monsters! Her and the other girls are all that stand in the way of our world's complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD (TREES) takes the full creative reins, wr ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 30th 2021 by Image Comics
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Alexander Peterhans
Mar 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Scientists created a machine that can furiously embiggen fruit and vegetables, which is pretty great for solving all forms of food crises, but also leads to gigantic children being born.

That is, I think they're born as 'normal' babies, but then start to grow exponentially, first being giant children (larger than most adults), and if they're male, they start to mutate and turn into gigantic kaiju-like monsters. If they're female, they grow to be equally gigantic women. The monsters are a problem,
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Chad
Mar 27, 2021 rated it liked it
In the near future, a virus has caused some boys to mutate into giant kaiju nicknamed "Jacks" while the girls sometimes grow to gargantuan proportions as well. The Big Girls protect what's left of a city from being destroyed by the Jacks. There's also some psychopaths on both sides of this causing things to escalate out of control. There's a lot left unexplained here that could have made the story tighter. It often just devolved into giants fighting through a city. Still, it was alright.

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L. McCoy
“You are defending monsters!”
“No... but what if I’m becoming one?”


I really didn’t expect the book about giantesses punching monsters to end up being such a masterpiece of storytelling... but it apparently is.

What’s it about?
A virus has spread! It’s a very deadly virus that sadly makes men turn into giant monsters ready to destroy everything. It also can infect women but it only makes them powerful giantesses! Now a team of said giantesses (called “big girls”) are trying to defend a city from tho
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Alex Sarll
Still not convinced I've got my head around this one, if I'm honest. The pitch is simple enough: giant women defending humanity from giant-er monsters. And maybe it was just that, that image suddenly coming to Howard and catching his attention, with the rest worked out from there. But equally, the way the rupture from the world that was is the Mistake, the mention of how life was suddenly defined by a whole new terminology...that feels quite Event, with stuff like 'Behemic Initiator' standing in ...more
James DeSantis
Apr 12, 2021 rated it liked it
Big girls verse big boys that are ugly monsters.

Simple.

No really, that is the storyline. Basically the government is using these huge girls who can combat these Kaiju sized boys who've become monsters when they grew. It's a war against the creatures as the girls work together to fight back. But what happens when the girls begin to do the dirty walk of the government...who's the real monster!?

It's a fine story. It's not great but it is fun. The fights, the overall atmosphere, feels pretty on p
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Theediscerning
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Big, bad science has clearly got bigger and badder. Something has changed some people's DNA, making them grow to skyscraper size. The problem with that is that all the males also turn into cancerous, evil-minded monsters, one further down the "Hulk! Smash!!" scale of subtlety from the big green one himself. Luckily, a bullish militaristic type has procured a part of the city, got some sharp-shooting skyscraper women to defend it on behalf of all us normal-sized folk, and pledged to keep all kind ...more
Shannon
Mar 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Total review score: 2.625
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Jake
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75

Kaiju are always something of an interest at one point or another. Now combine Attack On Titan with huge factionalism for bigger action. It's a very straightforward series about giant girls fighting monsters who are mutated boys. They're taken and groomed by government operatives to be the thing that defends the preserve. The only problem, everyone in charge is so broken they only want to tear everything down or preserve what can't be fixed. Because at the end of the day, it's never about su
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Emily Rainsford
Mar 26, 2021 rated it liked it
This one was just okay for me. Some kind of science mistake leads some boys to grow into giant monsters and some girls to grow into giant humans who fight the monsters. No one knows why or how, which is kind of convenient I guess lol. Some humans are kept safe in a city called The Preserve, the Big Girls have to keep the monsters out of the city. There's a bad guy and some politics and stuff.

I thought there were some interesting ideas here, but nothing really felt explored deeply enough. The en
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Gabby
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Very interesting concept. A gene that affects both men and women, causing some to grow “big” but turns only the men into vicious monsters. Gives me zombie survival story vibes but with large monstrous creatures instead. Are they completely mindless, or do they still have some humanity inside them? It very much reminded me of the comic Green Class.
I loved the morally grey characters and love how this volume ended. The art style was very unique; sketchy and shape-y. I still have a lot of questions
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Imogene
Okay, so for the first five issues, I felt like I was reading one thing. Issue six completely took the rug out from under me.

I can see why, for story purposes the creative team have gone this way, but wow, I wish that they had had the courage to follow through!
Xroldx
Apr 05, 2021 rated it liked it
A nice American twist on Japanese Kaji stories. I don't know if there's a reason to go for another volume but this one is okay for what it is: a fast blockbuster of a comic with lots of action and very big girls fighting big monsters. ...more
Katkatyap
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great story! You can broaden your audience by publishing your story on Novel Star Mobile App.
Sheri
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, big-girls
Really enjoyed this one, very pacific rim.
Adam Fisher
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
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