Comic Review: Big Girls #1 (Image Comics)

The cover might appear restrained in its colour only, otherwise, it’s pedal straight to the metal in Big Girls #1 from Image. Why is everyone running? Well, as writer AND […]

The cover might appear restrained in its colour only, otherwise, it’s pedal straight to the metal in Big Girls #1 from Image.

Why is everyone running? Well, as writer AND artist Jason Howard tells it, there are mutant giants just outside the city, always rapp-rapp-rappin’ to get in past the sentries. And the sentries are getting overwhelmed.

In THIS version of the future, well, yes, things are “grimm”, brothers… How grim? Well, as Jason Howard puts it, “all we heard were meaningless terms: Megaorganisms, Post-nanetic toxoids, behenic initiators”. Yup, there be giant monsters, yeah for sure., and giant defenders, who help round up the huge mutants who are hiding in the preserve. Including little children.

Howard gives us a violent and suspenseful take in Big Girls, his colourfully exaggerated dramatic take on post-apocalyptic despair. Just what we need to enjoy during a global pandemic, but wait. This story is visually varied, the people harried, the bodies not buried. The monsters are in our heads, as they head into our consciousness. Just what the doctors ordered, an anxious dose of wildly freeing sci-fi adventure!

Image, Big Girls #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of content. Teen +

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!