As announced back in April, Giant Days #55 will end the ongoing series, as the three main characters, Esther, Daisy and Susan, graduate from college. As Time Goes By will pick up 14 months later, as the three friends agree to reunite and catch up. Max Sarin will draw the special.
“This comic has always been about small moments and big catastrophes, so going out with a double-sized special gives me a chance to do plenty of both. It’s impossible to please everybody when you’re saying goodbye, but heaven knows, the Giant Days team are going to try,” said Allison.
Here’s how BOOM! describes the special: Where are they now? Well, fourteen months after graduation, Esther, Susan, and Daisy have moved onto different careers, friends, and lives, and it’s safe to say that things aren’t quite the same. Their reunion in Sheffield is their chance to reconnect and rebuild the close-knit best friendships they all had while at university, but Esther’s a publishing muckety muck in London now and not sure she can make time for her old friends.
Will she be able to escape the time-sucking vortex of her vampiric co-workers, the Cressidas, and their awful influence long enough to make the reunion? Will Susan and Daisy ever forgive Esther if she doesn’t show up? Is this the absolute end for our favorite Sheffielders? And what’s McGraw doing all day at the local key shop? So many questions, so little time AS TIME GOES BY in this double-sized special finale issue.
“As Time Goes By, friendships and relationships can change but that doesn’t mean they have to disappear completely, and looking at everything Esther, Susan and Daisy have been through, it’s impossible to think their friendship won’t last forever,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “John Allison and Max Sarin have created a beautiful tribute to the three university students who not only found best friends in each other but also found an everlasting community in all of us who reveled in their escapades and various misadventures throughout the years.”
Giant Days #55 and Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1 both arrive in October.