It's a conundrum: I can't say enough about how fantastic Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants is, but at the same time I don't want to say anything about it, for fear of ruining one of the best stories to come out of the comic book world in years.
Seriously. You can read my kinda spoiler-y review over at Un:Bound, or you can just take my word for it and pick up the trade collecting all seven issues of this gorgeous book from your local comic shop or from InStockTrades.com, where you can get it for under $11.
Barbara Thorson is not your typical 5th grader. And it's not because she has a penchant for wearing bunny ears, talks back in class, has no friends, or has been in the Principal's office so many times their relationship has progressed to first names, although all those things are true.
No. It's her unwavering belief that she and she alone is the only one capable of standing against the evil giants that come to threaten her town. She even has a massive hammer named Coveleski that she hides in her small, hand-stitched purse.