Boom! Studios Goes Down Under In Giant Days Holiday Special

by James Ferguson

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years, Giant Days from Boom! Studios is consistently one of the best comics out there right now. Creator John Allison has decided to give us all a gift for the holidays with a new one-shot called Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder. This will be the first time Allison is writing and illustrating a full-length issue of Giant Days at Boom! Studios.

Aside from having an amazingly punny title, Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder follows Ed Gemmell as he heads down under to meet his new girlfriend’s family. This is all fine, really. Ed is totally fine…probably fine…mostly fine. See, all of her family are manly men. Ed did something manly that one time, right? I’m sure this will go well.

Allison says:

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. 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.

More Giant Days is always a good thing. The previous specials have been just as awesome as the main series. They can be read on their own or as part of the overall narrative. I’m sure this one will deliver more of the same high quality.

Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios adds:

Each year, the Giant Days team finds a freakin’ hilarious new way to celebrate the holidays and this will be one of the most memorable ones yet for our sweet lad Ed Gemmel. This has been an incredible year for Giant Days, as we closed in on the four year anniversary of the comic book series, celebrated another Eisner Award nomination, and saw the girls take the leap into YA novel from Abrams.

Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder #1 is due out in December 2018.

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