Big Issues: Boom! targets female readers with the delightful Giant Days and Power Up

Each week, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance. This week, they’re Giant Days #6, written by John Allison (Scary Go Round, Bad Machinery) with art by Lissa Treiman (Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph) and colorist Whitney Cogar (Bravest Warriors, Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), and Power Up #2, written by Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands) with art by Matt Cummings (Steven Universe, Adventure Time). These two issues spotlight how Boom! Studios’ Boom! Box imprint has become one of the best places to find comics geared toward women, consistently releasing books featuring female creators telling stories about captivating female characters. (Note: This review reveals major plot points.)

Graphic-novel publishers have made huge strides in reaching out to female readers in the past decade, but monthly comics still move slowly when it comes to releasing more titles targeted to women. The five major publishers …

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