Giant Days Volume 11 review: Daisy ends up in a cult, again

Review by Ali Raphael

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Writer:  John Allison
Interior and Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell

Cover of Giant Days Volume Eleven

Our girls are back! We are quickly thrown back into the fray with Susan returning home in a bloodlust haze, and stabbing the children’s “circles” as she puts it (it’s their play ball). I’m just going to come out and say it, Susan and McGraw are flipping cute. It’s great that they are living together now, with the girls of course stopping by for well, anything. So it’s Esther that Susan first sees once inside her home and how she scares away one of the local moms from yelling at Susan. Esther’s defense for tired Susan was, “as you may know, the National Health Service is at a breaking point. And so, therefore is Susan”. Now Susan owes Esther and will be accompanying her to the Halloween Meltdown party. 

Since then end of Volume Ten of the series and through the first half of this collection, we have been seeing Susan and Esther changing their minds about where they are going at the last minute. We now know why, the girls have been trying to steer Daisy away from seeing her terrible ex with her new boyfriend.

Daisy knew what the girls were up to and says it’s nice, but she can take the higher road and talk with the ex (Ingrid). She and the tornado that is Ingrid talk about breaking up and Ingrid outing Daisy to her grandmother. Although the two aren’t mad at each other, Daisy does blow up at Ingrid during the Halloween Meltdown for saying horrible things to Susan and Esther. 

In other news, Ed gets a girlfriend! Though poor Esther has just realized she might be in love with Ed, but despite this Esther takes the high road and gives Ed advice on dating this new girl. Don’t worry about our girl though! She is quickly back on her feet and having a whirlwind romance, lastly as long as fireworks do once lit. There’s also the side fact that Esther and Ed’s roommate Dean is planning to destroy Esther with her very own “drama field”.

Although Susan and McGraw are living together in romantic bliss, Susan worries that she is losing her edge. She is also urging McGraw to break up with an older man in the building who he has been helping with strange jobs, Susan thinks the guy may be after McGraw to kill him “and wear his mustache as a hat”.

As Daisy is looking for a job, she finds a Christmas town getting set up. With Daisy being full of cheer she signs right up to work there, and ends up recruiting Ed and many other Uni students she looks after. Sadly, this turns into a cult scenario with no one getting paid for their work and the head guy skipping town. But the good news is, Ed goes to Australia to spend the holidays and meet his girlfriend’s family. Don’t worry, Ed got to have some pretty crazy adventures down under and live!

This was another great installment in the Giant Days series with lots of hijinks, fun and cults!

GIANT DAYS VOLUME 11 is now available in your local comic book stores.


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