(Comics) I Kill Giants
I'm not sure how many on here are into comics but I've been following I Kill Giants for a few issues now and it's been a while since I've enjoyed a story this much. It's written by Joe Kelly with art by J. M. Ken Niimura, and since Kelly's said a few words on it I figure I'll use his summary instead of fumbling around with it myself:
Joe Kelly[/url]]It’s a story about a girl who’s a bit of an outsider – she’s smart-assed and funny, but totally in our geekland: she’s obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, she doesn’t have a lot of friends, she’s a bit of a social misfit. She’s taken her fantasy life a little far, and really only talks about giants to people. She’s convinced that giants are real and giants are coming, and it’s her responsibility to stop them when they show up. This weird little fantasy life that she’s going has started seeping into her real life, and as we see things from her point of view, we see that she sees pixies and she sees signs in the clouds and other things that might be telling her that bad things might be coming.
There’s also something going on in her home where she won’t go upstairs in her house, because there seems to be a monster up there that she’s deathly afraid of.
So we can’t tell if she’s seeing things for real, or if she’s just a little nutty. But the balance of her world view gets thrown out of whack when three people descent on her life – she makes a new friend, she becomes the target of a bully, and the school psychologist starts talking to her. The threads of this life that she’s got start to unravel, and she becomes a lot more anxious, and thins take off from there.
I recommend it heartily. Going to run 7 issues, and at around two buck each it's totally worth it.