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Preview: Giant Days Vol. 14

Giant Days Vol. 14

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $14.99

Return to Sheffield one last time as Daisy and Esther are about to graduate-with Susan there to cheer them on! But it’s not over yet, because one year later Daisy and Susan must join forces to save Esther from the head girls who’re making her life hell! And then it really might be time to say goodbye…

The critically-acclaimed team of John Allison (By Night) and Max Sarin (Wicked Things) conclude the Eisner Award-winning series with graduation, celebration, and a reminder that friendship is forever.

Collects Giant Days #53-54 and Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1.

Giant Days Vol. 14

Get a First Look at the Series Finale in John Allison and Max Sarin’s Wicked Things #6

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Wicked Things #6, the final issue of the limited series reuniting the Eisner Award-winning team of writer John Allison, artist Max Sarin, colorist Whitney Cogar, and letterer Jim Campbell, about everyone’s favorite young detective from the world of Giant Days: Charlotte “Lottie” Grote.

With the attempted murder Lottie was framed for still under investigation, and the victim still in a coma, Lottie is running out of time to prove her innocence. Plus, the police just enlisted Lottie for a sting operation at London’s best casino! Will Lottie be able to foil a heist, prove her innocence, and keep up her hair game ALL. IN. JUST. ONE. NIGHT?!

Wicked Things #6 will be available on October 28, 2020.

Wicked Things #6

Preview: Wicked Things #5

Wicked Things #5

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Under house arrest, Lottie has started to make a few friends in the criminal lifestyle, and is even working on a new, exciting casino heist case with her police liaison… but has she lost sight of what really matters – proving her own innocence?

Wicked Things #5

Preview: Wicked Things #4

Wicked Things #4

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Lottie gets a new lead on her case – a.k.a. the murder she was framed for – but with her work at Scotland Yard consisting of photocopying and coffee runs, how will she find time to pursue the true criminal?

Wicked Things #4

Preview: Giant Days Vol. 13

Giant Days Vol. 13

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
SRP: $14.99

The Eisner Award-winning team of John Allison (Scary Go-Round) and Max Sarin return to Sheffield for heartbreak, muscle aches, the very special pain of going corporate… and why the love of good friends is the secret to getting through it all. Collects issues #49-52.

Giant Days Vol. 13

Preview: Wicked Things #3

Wicked Things #3

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Left in legal limbo with a murder accusation hanging over her and with only her wits for protection, Lottie Grote is determined to show the coppers overseeing her that she can detect rings around them all… And maybe (hopefully) she’ll even be able to prove herself innocent in the process!

Wicked Things #3

Preview: Wicked Things #2

Wicked Things #2

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover: Max Sarin
     Variant Cover: John Allison
Price: $3.99

At the Savoy Hotel, in the aftermath of an attack on legendary detective Kendo Miyamoto, Lottie Grote finds herself the number one suspect in a potential murder investigation. There might be a way out, though, but only if she’s willing to make a deal with the devil… Scotland Yard!

Wicked Things #2

Review: Wicked Things #1

Wicked Things #1

The teen detective, Lottie Grote, is an integral part of John Allison‘s shared universe, Bobbinsverse. She appeared as a main character in Bad Machinery, a few guest appearances in Giant Days, and is now starring in her own comic, Wicked Things. Wicked Things #1 reunites the Giant Days creative team of Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar. It’s a more genre-centric story of a teen detectives award show that turns into a whodunit of its own.

However, Allison and Sarin take their time building the friendship between Lottie and Claire and showing her fandom for the famous Japanese detective, Miyamoto, and her not-so-thinly veiled disdain for her fellow detectives. Wicked Things #1 gets into the feeling of not caring, but actually caring, which is Lottie’s opinion towards teen detective awards. She doesn’t care if she’s nominated, then has a great, fun trip to the awards show in London, and isn’t present to get her award… for reasons.

Lottie is an exercise in breathtaking (and hilarious) facial expression from artist Max Sarin. She can go from moody, withdrawn teenager (Think Billie Eilish.) to wildly gesticulating across a row of panels when she think she’s been spurned by her idol, Miyamoto. Sarin and colorist Whitney Cogar make her magnetic presence sauntering from cluttered room at her mom’s house to a sunny train trip and the fancy hotel she got put up in for the teen detective awards.

Claire is a great counterbalance to her as her biggest cheerleader while also indulging in some of the hotel’s finer offerings like 18 types of birds. Her acceptance speech on behalf of the missing Lottie is a true study in sincerity. Sarin also gives her the same wide, wholesome eyes that she gave to Daisy back in Giant Days. Even though Lottie might seem burnt out on the whole detective thing, Claire is there to remind her of her passion for clues and capers. We could also use someone to believe us as much as she believes in Lottie. (The events of the last few pages of Wicked Things shed some doubt on this.)

If you like slow burn, character-driven mystery stories with quirky leads, then Wicked Things is the comic for you. The sheer absurdity of a teen detective awards show and convention makes it a showcase for comedy and fashion choices. (Claire rocks the Fleabag jumpsuit.) But, hey, there’s murder too.

Story: John Allison Art: Max Sarin
Colors: Whitney Cogar Letters: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5  Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Wicked Things #1

Wicked Things #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover: Max Sarin
     Variant Cover: John Allison
    Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Gurihurui
Price: $3.99

The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone’s favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote.

Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective—until she’s framed for murder!

Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she’s never been on this side of the security tape.

Could the future of law enforcement be 5’2” with an extremely strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes.

Wicked Things #1

Get a First Look at The Quotable Giant Days

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the brand new The Quotable Giant Days, collecting a mixture of witty and humorous quotes from the Eisner Award-winning series by creator John Allison and panels from the original Giant Days comic book series, as well as brand new illustrations from acclaimed series artist Max Sarin, to guide you through the ups and downs of life, available in stores on July 22, 2020.

Giant Days fans will delight in this charming collection of the very best zingers and scenes from the acclaimed series about a group of eccentric and eclectic students who manage to survive university and become lifelong friends in the process. Let Daisy, Esther, and Susan’s words of relative wisdom and great hilarity provide you with a quote for every occasion.

The Quotable Giant Days
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