Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: John Lê
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 3/31/2021
After three months GIGA finally returns to comic book shelves around the world.
PLOT AND STORY
Evan’s oldest friend returns to find the prosthetics she once built transformed into her doppelganger. Mason and the Order of The Red Relay investigate an elephant graveyard of towering Giga remains.
With there being such a long gap between issues I did have to go back to issue two and remind myself what had happened. Once I did that I felt like the series hadn’t been away and I was once again immersed in the world of giant robots and artificial intelligence.
I hope the next few issues continue to come at a regular pace as there is an interesting story developing with Evan and his created robot Laurel. Also, the civil unrest and terrorist activities which have started to ramp up are making quite an intriguing story, one that I don’t think will be as simple as it looks. I still believe Alex Paknadel has created a very clever story here that may well benefit being read best in a trade paperback format.
Giga continues to be a uniquely beautiful comic book and that is down to the great combination of John Le artwork with Rosh’s colours. There are a few pages which really stood out for me in this issue and they are both wide, portrait pages detailing the scattered Giga which create the city skylines. The idea of giant robotic gods which no longer work are used as nothing more than housing blocks is incredibly original and no matter what happens in the story will always create stunning backdrops to operate against.
Special mention to Aditya Bidikar on lettering duty who as always provides solid definition throughout the words but one particular caption really jumped out of the page at me when even screams the words “Fu@#ing show me” but it’s the jagged edged bubble and the increased, bold font size which really grab your attention.
I really enjoy Giga and its originality but we need a more regular release schedule to help readers get their teeth stuck in. This issue does enough to hook me back into the world and the art is always pleasant on the eyes.
I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and artwork are courtesy of Vault comics and its respective owners.