First Look - Giants Vol. 2 warns that killing monsters isn't a simple solution

Giants Vol. 2: Ghosts of Winter
Giants Vol. 2: Ghosts of Winter (Image credit: Dark Horse Comics)

In 2017, artist Miguel Valderrama and writer Carlos Perez Valderrama introduced comic readers to a world of terror, trust, and titans in Giants, the Valderramas’ first American comic. Giants takes place in a kaiju-ridden, post-apocalyptic world, in which much of humanity has retreated underground. 

Now, Dark Horse Comics is set to return readers to the treacherous depths and monster-infested surface of the Valderramas' world with Giants Vol. 2: Ghosts of Winter.

Giants Vol. 2 (Image credit: Dark Horse Comics)

Dark Horse describes Giants Vol. 2 as "a post-apocalyptic kaiju story like no other" that's focused on found family. Living in a world ruled by monsters isn't easy – especially when human emotions and a lack of resources directly conflict with the ability to survive as a community.

Dark Horse's official description reads, "After the loss of their leader--and father figure--the apocalyptic found family "the Forsaken" struggle to survive. When a fight among monsters forces them to move farther beyond the limits of the unknown--and with the way back blocked--they're faced with more change as they encounter a group of monster hunters. When they learn that killing monsters has unintended consequences, tensions rise, loyalties are tested, and new beasts enter the fray!"

Newsarama has a first look at the book, which you can view below. 

Giants Vol. 2: Ghosts of Winter will hit comic shelves and digital platforms everywhere as one collected trade paperback on August 22, with a cover by artist Miguel Valderrama.

On the hunt for more kaijus in comics but don’t know where to start? Try checking out Newsarama’s coverage of Marvel’s Ultraman series by artists Davide Tinto, David Lopez, and Gurihiru, and writers Kyle Higgins, and Mat Groom.

Grant DeArmitt
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Grant DeArmitt is a NYC-based writer and editor who regularly contributes bylines to Newsarama. Grant is a horror aficionado, writing about the genre for Nightmare on Film Street, and has written features, reviews, and interviews for the likes of PanelxPanel and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Grant says he probably isn't a werewolf… but you can never be too careful.