Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!
As I opened up the first issue of new series “BIG GIRLS” I had no idea what to expect. The title is ambiguous enough to encompass any number of concepts. It turns out to also be entirely descriptive. To help you understand what you are getting into, BIG GIRLS is set in a future where science gone wrong has caused men to become giant monsters. The only thing standing in their way are girls who are also big. Like, 300 feet tall big – hence the entirely accurate title BIG GIRLS. In issue 1, we are introduced to Ember, who is one of the Big Girls.
BIG GIRLS is a wholly original book, mixing high concept science fiction, a little social commentary, and good old fashioned Godzilla style mayhem. There is a a fair amount of violence, and I was particularly impressed by one monster fight scene, as it employed some creative set pieces in the battle. There are guns, blood, and death in this book, so take that into account when deciding if your children should read it.
The page design also displays a great sense of scale, using large panels to show off the sheer size of Ember. The art is very angular, full of square jaws and pointy elbows and knees. Each character is given enough subtle unique traits such as hair style and chin shape, to help keep them apart.
Issue 1 of BIG GIRLS does a great job establishing the universe it takes place in and introducing the concept of the book. While a few main characters are introduced, the series hasn’t had time to flesh them out yet. Thus far, we have glimpses of their motivations, and I’m sure we will get more backstories for them as the series progresses. I’m looking forward to learning more about them in future issues.
BIG GIRLS #1 is available now. is available now.
Check back soon for my thoughts on issue 2 of this series.
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