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Review – Giants #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Review – Giants #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Writer: Carlos Valderrama Artist: Miguel Valderrama Release Date: 13th December 2017 Get your post-apocalyptic science fiction bingo cards at the ready, folks. – Uninhabitable world that forces humanity to live somewhere else (in this case, underground)?  Check. – Rival street gangs competing for turf, using whatever technology they can scavenge to try to give them an edge?  Check. – Giant monsters roaming the Earth, wreaking havoc on everything they encounter?  Check. Y’see, on paper, Giants – a brand new Dark Horse Comics series from the Valderrama brothers which goes on sale this week – should be a fairly derivative, fairly uninspired sci-fi-by-the-numbers affair.  But there’s just something about it that manages to pique the reader’s interest with the story of two young wannabe gang members trying to earn their stripes by venturing above ground to harvest some of the powerful minerals that are now dotted across the surface of the planet. What’s perhaps most engaging about this series is just how much the Valderrama brothers clearly prioritise character over plot.  Yes, there are giant Kauji roaming the planet, but they merely provide a backdrop to the story of our young wannabes – for the time being, [...]



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