August 12th Reviews: “Big Girls” and “Seven Secrets”
Another week and another twofer review. Aren’t you a lucky one. Maybe the big two publishers pumping out Metal and Empyre aren’t enough for you. Indulge your inner hipster and step out of the mainstream into these two indies this week. Big Girls and Seven Secrets.
Big Girls #1
First up from the largest of the indies, Image Comics comes Jason Howard’s Big Girls. As I look at how I wrote that it makes it out to be like some Russ Meyers sexploitation flick but I assure you, it’s not at all that.
Jason Howard (Stealth, Trees) both writes and pencils this sci-fi apocalyptic tale of a future filled with giant kauju like monsters that are battled and destroyed by giant women known as Big Girls. This is all because of a birth defect that causes megaorganisms, giant people. The problem? The boys become men, the men become monsters.
Big Girls was surprisingly enjoyable. At first glance I didn’t think much of it until I actually put in the time to read and feel out the plot and characters. On the surface it’s just a 50ft woman fighting monsters. But as you dive deeper you can’t help but feel the not so hidden message within: that women must protect and nurture from adult toxic monstrous men.
It’s a visual telling of the times and I liked the hell out of it.
Seven Secrets #1
The second review comes from my other favorite indie publisher BOOM! Studios, Seven Secrets.
Much like Big Girls, Seven Secrets looks like a run of the mill action book. Albeit easily recognizable if you’ve been ingesting Daniele Di Nicuolo‘s amazing art from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers books. If you haven’t been inhaling that series I highly recommend it. He joins Tom Taylor of DC’s highly reviewed DCeased series making this a banger of a team-up.
In Seven Secrets The Order entrusts Keepers to protect and guard, you guessed it, seven secrets in seven cases. No this isn’t some riddle, it’s the plot, and it’s super exciting mixed with Di Nicuolo’s perfect action-movie-to-paper artistic styling. Combining a little The Order with a pinch of Mission Impossible and maybe a sprinkle of American Ninja mixed in and you have yourself a fun little joy ride.
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