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Giant Days Volume 9: 05/02/19

Giant Days Volume 9

Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison collects issues 33-36 and came out in February. I'm running behind in my current reads and didn't get to this volume until April.

The end of the second year is rapidly approaching and Esther is about to find herself homeless. Susan is moving in with McGraw. Daisy is moving in with her girlfriend. Esther meanwhile is adrift and distraught.

One of the ways Esther decides to face her problems is to drown them in a pub crawl reminiscent (minus the invasion bits) to World's End. She brings along Ed Gemmell and he ends up far worse for the experience.

Daisy with the help of Esther's ridiculously over the top Goth little sister, comes to realize that she isn't happy with her girlfriend. The thought of moving into a tiny self built room in an artists's warehouse is more than she can handle.

In the end that just leaves Susan with plans and the other two girls adrift. What happens to them will hopefully be addressed in Volume 10. It comes out June 25, 2019.

Five stars

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