Review: Giga #2 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: John Lê
Colorist: Rosh
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 12/9/2020

Only two issues in and GIGA is building an interesting, diverse and compelling world.

PLOT AND STORY 

Evan should never have gone back to the dead GIGA, but he did, and now he is a murder suspect. Meanwhile Legs is deteriorating at an alarming rate.

Alex Paknadel let’s us see more of The Order this issue and I’m getting some real bad feelings about them. This story gives me such a Star Wars vibe with The Order as the Empire, the Dusters I feel will be the rebels and Even is the Luke Skywalker of the story, torn between the two sides with allegiances on both.

I am loving how layered and intricate the story has become in such a short time. Alex Paknadel is writing a gripping tale which gives me visions of seeing this story unravel on the big screen. I am keen to see where Evan’s journey takes us but now I’m keen to see more from the Dusters and what their motivations are.

ARTWORK

Giga is simply beautiful. I love the art in this series so much, the team of John Le and Rosh are at the absolutely top of their game. It looks like a comic book, it feels like a comic book but at times it reminds of playing a video game with a strong story mode narrative. Games like Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle jump into my memory banks while I’m reading Giga.

Aditya Bidikar once again complementing the art with perfectly placed, intricate letters.

FINAL THOUGHTS

As much as I enjoy reading GIGA I feel this will be an amazing trade paperback to read in one big sitting because it makes me so mad I can’t find out what happens next. We are only two issues in and so much has happened but I also know there are endless possibilities for the future. This is a special series people should be reading so in 10 years when it’s spawned movies and TV series you can say “I remember reading issue number #1”.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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