- I Kill Giants tells the story of Barbara Thorson, an acerbic fifth-grader so consumed with fantasy that she doesn't just tell people that she kills giants with an ancient Norse warhammer — she starts to believe it herself. The reasons for Barbara's troubled behavior are revealed through the course of the book, as she learns to reconcile her fantasy life with the real world.
- In 2012, I Kill Giants writer Joe Kelley and artist J.M. Ken Niimura received the International Manga Award, an honor given by the Japanese Foreign
Ministry to an outstanding comic book or graphic novel.
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I Kill Giants Movie Tie-In Edition based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Good volume. Love the cover.
The character of Barbara Thorson is fantastic. Maybe because I'm terrible with symbolism but I thought the book was good just not to the level of hype it has received. Joe Kelly's script was very good but the plot had its ups and downs. The art by Ken Niimura was really a perfect compliment to the story but the lettering bothered me. It was unclear who was talking at times. Overall, a good and inventive book.
Hard to categorise – and review - but highly recommended This comic collection centres around Barbara, a young schoolgirl, who claims to be a giant-killer. The story involves friends, family, a school counsellor and others. All the characters are well-formed and the story is also about personal tragedy and self-belief. The artwork is black-and-white line drawings on the whole which does not always make it easy to follow, especially in digital format. However the plot is touching and illuminating – which is why I recommend it to all and sundry.