Comic Review: Big Girls #2 (Image Comics)

Big Girls, the post-apocalyptic tale of, well, big girls, REALLY BIG girls, is from Image. Jason Howard’s second issue delves deeper into the situation where men mutate into giant infected […]

Big Girls, the post-apocalyptic tale of, well, big girls, REALLY BIG girls, is from Image.

Jason Howard’s second issue delves deeper into the situation where men mutate into giant infected monsters, and giant women are on guard to defend the ruins of the city at the Preserve. And heaven ‘preserve’ us if one of these misshapen behemoths breaks through!

It’s a savage new world, and the large figures with their enormous weapons are tramping over the city, shooting each invader. It’s risky business, a sky full of madness, while Ember faces her worst fear, Gulliver shares a secret, and Martin makes a decision.

Skulky power wranglers and scheming bombers add to the fury and firepower.

The concept alone is worth picking up this title, but Jason Howard writes and illustrates this book with a fury and passion. The panel shapes are varied, the figures are in turn lithe and elongated and exaggerated. The colours tend toward reds and yellows, but the skies and explosions are graphic in nature, not massaged and finessed. The punchy rough edges of the visuals and the coarse dialogue of the combatants combine to synergize things. Big Girls has such an urgent, compelling feel, you’re disappointed that the story ends too soon. A good sign for the future of this title!

Image, Big Girls #2, $3.99 for 22 pages of content plus extra pages of rough drawings. Teen Plus

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!!