Comic Review: Giga #1 (Vault Comics)

When the fighting finally stopped, the dormant mechs called Giga became part of humanity’s new habitat. But in Vault Comics’ Giga #1, the religious order that controls things is bringing […]

When the fighting finally stopped, the dormant mechs called Giga became part of humanity’s new habitat. But in Vault Comics’ Giga #1, the religious order that controls things is bringing chaos into the society.

It’s deeply complicated, the world of Giga; these huge mechanical machines are lying around, half busted. Scavengers are entering them, debrading them, invading them. A refuge for some, an opportunity for others. It’s puzzling, this new society in this new comic title, for us new readers. At times, we want someone to stop what they’re doing and explain the surroundings. It’s a wheelchair tour with no guiding, a self-guided trip into an apocalyptic tale of agendas-in-hiding.

Alex Paknadel creates and writes this new world order, the “Gigaplex” of information for us to enjoy, delve into, adapt to. The voice who adds people of colour, of disability, of faith, of fanaticism. Artist John Lê contributes the huge multiverse of visuals, the scale of enormity, the baseline from which colourist Rosh can bring the explosions, the passions, the shaded, and the brilliant. Letterer Aditya Bidikar keeps the words in scope, insight, in statements and captions airy and unique.

As I’ve said, there is a lot to take in, a lot to digest here in the first issue. But it’s all combining to impress us of the potential of Giga, of the warring, large and small scale perspectives, the adventures yet to come!

Vault Comics, Giga #1, $3.99 for 34 pages of content

Alan Spinney

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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!!