Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!
BIG GIRLS is about a future in which a mutation causes girls to grow as big as buildings and boys to turn into giant monsters, called Jacks. The girls are then equipped with big guns to fight and kill the monsters. We’ve been introduced to a few Big Girls, but the main one has been Ember. The series hasn’t had much time to delve into her past because it’s been setting up the world and establishing the rebel forces working against the government. This issue finally puts provides some background into Ember, which provides more context for her as a character.
With that accomplished, the series snaps back to the present, providing another smash up Godzilla style fight between Ember and a monster. I continue to like the way action is shown in this series, with interesting angles, good depiction of movement, and great scale. The characters are cleverly designed to stand out with different hairstyles and clothing, making each one memorable. If you have ever wondered about the ‘bolt’ that seem to be sticking out of some characters’ necks, I recommend reading the letters section at the end of the book.
The action was particularly strong in this issue, but I also liked the additional tidbits dropped about the Jacks. Martin, who lost his Jack child in the first issue, is a great stand in for the reader, as he slowly learns what is going on.
BIG GIRLS is slowly weaving a pretty dense mythology, so I recommend starting with issue 1. Three issues in and I can comfortably say it is worth your investment to give it a try.
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Check back soon for my thoughts on issue 4 of this series.
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