*Editor’s Note: As it happens in the world of comics sometimes a book scheduled for release gets delayed. It kills us when this happens because we know the creators, the publishers, and the fans all lose out on something they’ve been waiting for. Well it happened with Planet Gigantic.
But though it won’t be in stores this week we do have the link to buy it digitally! Go to comixology, buy it, it’s 99¢ and it’s a great book! Now on to the preview and review! *
I keep talking about this book but it really is worth it. We ran an interview and review weeks ago (which you can find here) and in it writer/creator Eric Grissom told us,
“PLANET GIGANTIC is very much an amalgamation of all the things I loved, especially as a kid, all those great 80s cartoons like Dungeons and Dragons, Herculoids, He-Man, and Thundercats. Doctor Who. Indiana Jones. The original Star Wars trilogy. Old Marvel comics, especially the Kirby and Ditko stuff. It’s everything I love.”
That’s an apt description. I was immediately struck by the kind of old sci-fi sensibility of the story, it’s a family-friendly rough and tumble adventure of the best kind. This book gives you the wonder of sci-fi and fantasy in a package that’s fun to entertaining to read. It’s one to share with the kids. There’s a complex plot but it’s presented simply and cleanly.
Check out the preview!
Eric has mastered the use of quick witty dialogue to drive plot instead of relying on paragraphs of narration. (Which is a welcome relief in a sci-fi/fantasy book and something we’ve seen from Eric before in Deadhorse) And David Halvorson’s art varies between whimsically beautiful and striking coinciding with the mood of the story beautifully.
Don’t miss the back up story in issue one, a tale of a lone girls quest to find a magic item, and the startling discovery she makes. It’s exciting and tugs on the heart strings just enough, very well done!
This is a 5 out of 5.
Planet Gigantic #1
Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson
When two genetically-engineered teenagers crash-land on a strange planet, they must
learn to rely on themselves and their still-developing powers as they face down a giant rock monster. Also in this issue: Lyana the Seeker braves a cursed tomb in search of the fabled Eye of the Sun.
32pgs./ FC/ All Ages /$3.99
Print release delayed purchase it today at ComiXology!