Head down under with a “Giant Days” Christmas special from BOOM! Studios

Head down under with a “Giant Days” Christmas special from BOOM! Studios

It’s tough meeting the family of your significant other.  Besides being pretty awkward, there’s the ever present fear that you won’t get along with them.  I mean, if things progress to the point of marriage and you have to spend the rest of your life with an extended family that doesn’t like you, that’s not really ideal.

Ed Gemmel, normally a supporting character in BOOM! Studios’ Giant Days, takes the lead in a brand new one-shot where he finds out just how difficult these initial meetings can be... and it’s in a Christmas special!  The amazingly named Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder #1 sees Ed head down under to the land of Australia to meet his girlfriend’s family, and no doubt get involved in some holiday shenanigans.  

I’m sure it will go about as well as you’d expect.  Check out the details below.  The cover has a kangaroo!

Per BOOM!: 

GIANT DAYS Brings The Holiday Cheer With An All New Special

Discover Why Ed Is Going to Hopefully Probably Be Totally Fine in December 2018

 LOS ANGELES, CA (September 12, 2018) –  BOOM! Studios today announced GIANT DAYS: WHERE WOMEN GLOW AND MEN PLUNDER #1, an all-new oversized special from creator John Allison celebrating the holidays in December 2018. You see, Ed Gemmell has a girlfriend and with Christmas looming, it’s time to meet her family—in Australia. Which is fine. Who cares that they’re all Manly Men! Ed once…did something manly. That one time. It happened. It’s going to be fine.

Launched in 2015 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint, Giant Days was originally solicited as a limited series chronicling the college adventures of Susan, Esther, and Daisy, but strong sales and critical acclaim propelled it to become an ongoing series that has earned numerous Eisner and Harvey award nominations. While the original webcomic from 2011 was both written and illustrated by Allison, Giant Days has featured the art of acclaimed artists including Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin, Liz Fleming, Julia Madrigal, Jenn St-Onge and more. The world of Giant Days has expanded to include young adult novels at Abrams Books and two previous critically-acclaimed holiday specials. This holiday special marks the first time that John Allison has both written and illustrated a full-length issue of Giant Days at BOOM! Studios.

“When BOOM! Studios asked me for a holiday special this year, I knew I would have to dig deep. And if you dig deep, and keep digging, and pop out on the other side of the world, you end up in Australia. Which is where this year’s special is set. Expect sun, surf, spiders and snags,” said John Allison. “I grew up with Australian soap operas like Home & Away and A Country Practice, and have always loved their comedy and music. This may not have qualified me to accurately depict their country, but it hasn’t stopped me trying. I often tell anyone who listens that I would be a great showrunner on an Australian soap. So, finally, all those gold-plated ideas have a home.

“Getting to draw a double-sized issue of Giant Days myself has been the icing on the cake. I could put as many cars, trucks and vans in the script as I wanted without feeling guilty. Like a hangover, the fun comes first. The pain comes later.”

Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers this December.

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