This past week saw the release of Dark horse Comics' first issue of Gigantic, which can be best described as the love child of reality television and giant monsters. Thus far, I'd say that the comic is off to a nice start. We find out right off the bat that Earth and humanity is merely the 5000 year-old creation for an intergalactic television program that will be broadcasted across the universe.
Fast forward to modern day where a photographer named Chris (possibly the central human character of the series) witnesses a towering humanoid alien materialize out of thin air into the middle of downtown San Francisco. The creature is in a state of confused distress and suddenly finds itself pursued by equally large assailants as it destructively attempts to escape the city limits.
The comic sports some really nice artwork and designs. Some of the story elements are a little cryptic in spots but seeing that it is only the first issue, things will undoubtedly become clearer as the story moves forward. Normally when it comes to a limited series like this, I tend to wait until the entire run is put together into a graphic novel collection, but I did enjoy Gigantic enough that I think I'll continue to pick up the individual issues over the next few months.