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Giant Days: Extra Credit (Giant Days a-c)

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Head back to school with Esther, Susan, and Daisy in this collection of shorts and bonus material from Eisner-nominated series Giant Days.

Featuring “universally beloved” terror Desmond Fishmen, the magic of London at Christmastime, off-beat music festivals, and an extra-special what-if story in which Susan, Esther, and Daisy never became friends!

John Allison (Bad Machinery
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by BOOM! Box
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Lara
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
5 stars for the first story!!! This one was so very perfect and it made me super happy. I love these girls so so much. I know, I always say that.

Buuuut, then everything else happens and...ok, so, who the heck is this Shelley Winters person and why should I care about her again? And the Fishman thing? Whaaaat? I don’t get it! Someone please explain! Also, I kind of only like the Lissa Treiman art. Sorry, I’m probably just a total latecomer and only like the “recent” Giant Days stuff and have no
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Chris Lemmerman
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Giant Days really can do no wrong. These supplementary stories taken from some Boom! holiday specials and mix-tape issues are just as much fun as the main series, which is already immensely fun.

The Christmas special that opens the volume is told in the form of a What If?, in which Daisy, Esther, and Susan were never friends. But of course, these three can't be kept separate for too long and hijinx ensue. This has art by Lissa Tremain from the main series, so there's some nice consistency here, a
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Adan
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun bunch of short stories featuring Susan, Esther, and Daisy, and occasionally Ed and McGraw. My favorite was the opening story, about what might have happened if the three girls hadn’t become friends. Also, the introduction of Esther’s London friend Shelley is a great addition to the cast and I hope we see more of her in the regular series.
Sarah
Definitely a fun volume, but it wasn't quite up to snuff with the continued arc of the series. If you enjoy the main series these little side stories are definitely worth reading I think.
Amy
Sort of an odds and ends edition (Christmas episode, a what-if-we-never-met? episode etc). That was fun if only because I’ve been waiting so long for this edition but ultimately didn’t further any stories or deliver any fun quotes.
Carl
Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, humor
Not essential but still mostly fun. Visiting Shelley in London is good; Desmond Fishman is bad (as usual).
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
I read Giant Days: Extra Credit as single issues.

Giant Days: Extra Credit is a collection of all the Giant Days short stories floating around out there. Included are the two largest; the Holiday Specials, as well as half a dozen other, much shorter, stories. Obviously since they’re shorts you don’t actually have to read them to understand the main plot, but they’re still a lot of fun. Any fan of the characters in Giant Days will likely greatly enjoy this one!

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Nina
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Yes, the first story was awesome, because the girls were just so... THEM! And I love them! And they'll find each other no matter what OF course. And Ed... haha. And McGraw! HA!

But the other stories didn't hold my attention as much. The girls in London was kind of cute, and Shelley was... fine? But I didn't like how the whole thing revolved around dudes in love with Shelley, and making her be happy by picking the right dude that was after her? I dunno. Whatever. I didn't even really read the oth
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Kelly Dashiell
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so cute
Giselle A Nguyen
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun additional stories for fans of the series. Doesn’t go anywhere near as in-depth as the regular trades but still good value – visiting Shelley in London is the highlight.
Rachel Musser
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75. Not my most favorite of the series. I liked the first story best.
JW
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Although still fun, this collection was not as good as the others. It was a mish mash of stories that didn’t continue the story line in anyway; I’m guessing that’s why it’s called extra credit.
Raymond Brooks
May 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really love this series and I wanted to like this one. However, I was not impressed. Some stories had potential but they lost the ability to end an issue on a happy uplifting note.

The alternate reality storyline was far too bleak before it got to the jokes. Funny moments didn't have enough payoff.
I thought the best storyline was Christmas in London storyline, but the end felt abrupt and lacked the optimistic sendoff I get from almost every issue in the main series. I liked the new character bu
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