Review: Giant-Man #1
Giant-Man #1 might be one of the more surprising comics to come out of Marvel‘s unimpressive War of the Realms event.
At the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida!
Written by Leah Williams, Giant-Man #1 is a hell of a lot of fun. Williams keeps the fun in to what should be a much more dour story. Four men, all with similar powers, must infiltrate Florida for an assassination. Williams though keeps the personalities of each front and center. Each brings a unique voice and together it’s comedic entertainment never taking itself too seriously.
The War of the Realms as a whole has been uneven as an event. This comic stands out from the pack in a positive way. The first issue makes it clear as to what’s going on. New readers don’t need to pick up anything else. That’s one of the best things about it. Many of the event tie-ins haven’t felt like a standalone complete story. This does, taking us on the mission and never taking itself too seriously.
Williams packs the issue with laughs as each character brings their flaws with them and boy do they have flaws. The mission goes as you’d expect as they attempt to infiltrate and complete it.
The art by Marco Castiello is good. Along with colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, the art has a fantasy quality about it. The art also keeps the comedic tone of the story itself. It doesn’t dive too heavy into fantasy and that’s most apparent by the disguises the heroes must wear. Joe Sabino‘s lettering also stands out. The Frost Giants’ dialogue delivers a unique style emphasizing their gruff nature and tone.
The comic is a solid issue and one that you don’t need to read the main event to enjoy. This issue stands out from the pack as far as War of the Realms tie-ins. Giant-Man #1 isn’t anything groundbreaking but it is a fun and entertaining read.
Story: Leah Williams Art: Marco Castiello
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.65 Overall: 7.9 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review