Giantess Fan’s “Assimilated”

Good morning size-fetish fans,

The next few weeks at There She Grows will feature several requested reviews. To begin with, let’s first take a gander at a comic suggested by blog reader AJ. Today, we’ll look at “Assimilated” from Giantess Fan.

Assimilated was first released on June 24th, 2018, and since then has received two more issues, with the third coming out on July 10th, 2019. Giving credit to the people behind this work is a bit muddled in the case of the writer. The front cover shown on the series page states that MadDemon64 wrote this, but on the side it credits Hank Birche instead. Maybe those are different names for one person or just a mistake? Nothing else was credited to those writer(s).

In contrast, artist WantedWaifus has drawn many series for Interweb Comics. To give just a few examples, WantedWaifus crafted “Mudbrawl XL” and “Portals” for Giantess Fan as well as “Down with Skeptics” for Shrink Fan.

Moving on to the plot of Assimilated, it involves a scientist named Dr. Jeanine McCarthy supervising the creation of nano-machines intended to terraform Mars and render it habitable for humans. An accident occurs and Dr. McCarthy is taken over by the nano-machines and made into their “avatar,” a representative used to promote their goals. Ostensibly, the nano-machines, called “Unity,” only want the best for humanity. By which, they mean to incorporate all of mankind, every human being, into a single entity. (NOTE: It was unclear why Unity needed an avatar. It was able to absorb anything it touched and thus didn’t need someone to provide strategy or tactics to achieve its goal. An avatar could have made sense if Unity was unable to absorb certain materials or if extreme temperatures hampered its operations. In such scenarios Unity could have used help to overcome obstacles. However, no restrictions were ever shown.)

Furthermore, Unity turned additional people into avatars. This aspect made it so there were no central characters to follow throughout the series. Dr. McCarthy could have served as primary point-of-view character, the person who readers follow as the plot unfolds, for the entire series. However, McCarthy was absent for most of Issue #2, only appearing in two panels on the last page. Instead, the second issue focused primarily on an unnamed female scientist and and a male scientist called Stevens as they compete to consume and assimilate the most. Furthermore, McCarthy did not appear at all within the pages of Issue #3. Her likeness was only used on the cover.

That aforementioned “consume” contest might have been interesting, but it was not made clear if skill was involved. How would one absorb more matter than their opponent, concentrate harder? Eat a type of matter which is easier to digest than other types? Presumably, both could turn into shapeless blobs to maximize their surface area and then incorporate all the surrounding trees and animals, buildings, cars, humans, etc. that are encountered.

Avatars were often depicted as sexless beings insomuch as they literally did not possess genitals. In one panel, above right, a “female” avatar did not have boobs. Her breasts had no nipples and resembled male breasts in proportion, shape, and size. To be fair, most of the time she did have a feminine chest. However, for a comic presumably meant to be erotic, these character designs were far from erotic. Without genitals they could not experience cunnilingus, nor engage in fellatio or penetrative intercourse. Ergo, engaging in sex is difficult without a penis or vagina.

The third issue shows a meeting in which a “mad scientist,” an elderly man called Dr. Yami, describes a weapon to use against Unity. However, despite his bluster, it was never demonstrated whether or not his Directed Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon (D.E.P. for short, dunno what happened with the C for Cannon) actually worked. Another counter-measure was quickly overcome earlier; so, I had doubts regarding the efficacy of his plan.

In the second issue, a counter-measure, a missile loaded with other tiny machines, was fired at one of the avatars. That could have built tension. Imagine if that monster had become immobile and lifeless for the rest of that issue. That would have created drama. Maybe humanity could slow down or halt the all-consuming avatars. Will the military be able to deploy enough of those new missiles in time or will Unity find a way to defeat them? I don’t know, but will keep reading to find out.

However, that did not happen. The counter-measure was immediately defeated. How? It was not explained. Technically, an explanation was given, “She hacked our nano-bots,” but it was so vague as to be pointless.

Unity, this comic’s version of “gray goo,” was all-powerful.

At least the creators could have given readers something to grab onto. Make that avatar turn into a “puddle of slag,” but unbeknownst to the soldiers have it fight a prolonged internal battle to overwrite the programming of the opposing nano-bots. That could have brought the final outcome into question.

Another problem occurred in Issue #3 which set up a woman becoming a muscular mini-giantess. (NOTE: The heroic giantess is shown below wearing a costume and hair band.) She became huge so she could, somehow, power the D.E.P. built by Dr. Yami. However, the cover makes it look like the woman is going to physically combat one of the avatars. Why? What good are a hero’s muscles against foes which absorb matter? To rephrase that, why punch a blob?

Additionally, the art had problems with basic continuity. For example, General Rofield’s uniform changed significantly in the span of only a few moments. Initially, he had badges of some sort over his right pocket, while nothing was visible over his left pocket.

However, the next time General Rofield was depicted there was nothing except a blank name tape over his right pocket and ribbons over his left pocket. Did he change his shirt in an instant? If not, then where did the badges go? Also, one might humbly suggest writing “ROFIELD” on that blank name tape. (NOTE: For assistance depicting soldiers, please read “So, you want to include military characters in your fictional work?”)

Similarly, the wall behind the lead character in this next scene, from Issue #3, changed inexplicably. In the top panel, the wall behind the man siting at the head of the table was a solid color. Yet, vertical lines appeared on that exact same wall in the very next panel. As seen in this screenshot:

Lastly, “Lorem ipsum” was used in lieu of proper descriptions for the parts of Dr. Yami’s D.E.P.

Lorem ipsum are random Latin letters clustered together to look like words, but they convey no actual information. They can be used by graphic designers to outline how a document or diagram would appear when properly filled out.

However, would it have been that difficult to put in simple descriptors, like “trigger” or “power pack”? Something like this Star Trek phaser schematic made by Shane Johnson would have been more immersive.

Bottom line, Assimilated is not recommended. There’s no central protagonist to follow, no sex to be had, and the limitations (if any) and rules (if any) governing Unity were unknown. Thus, this was not engaging. Oh, and the third issue ended on a cliffhanger more than two years ago.

Assimilated could have been interesting as a re-imagined version of the 1958 sci-fi film “The Blob,” but a version in which matter-eating villains were clever and not merely a mindless blob. However, the execution of this premise was so shallow as to make this a waste of time.

Moreover, this comic appears to have been consigned to the dust bin of history. It will probably never be continued. (NOTE: Although, nothing official has stated that the comic is dead. It cannot be definitively stated that Assimilated has been abandoned. Perhaps it will merely lie dormant for awhile and then Issue #4 will be published right before the year 2371. Just in time for 24th century readers to learn about the imminent threat! 😉 )

That’s it for today folks. Thursday’s review will cover yet another Giantess Fan comic suggested by AJ. Until then, keep growing!

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5 thoughts on “Giantess Fan’s “Assimilated”

  1. Just read your review of Assimilated. And I must confess…I am ashamed.

    I just read Assimilated and I was drawn into it by Issue 2. The growth contest and the growing of the other female aroused me. The plot was simple but I didn’t mind. But now that you’ve pointed out various things, I maybe developing second thoughts. It was just something different that peeked my interest in macro.

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    1. Please don’t feel ashamed! This comic is art and art is subjective. If you took away something or enjoyed it then I think that’s great. An older story that has never left my mind is “Jill’s Growth Formula,” written anonymously. The plot was also simple, but its multiple, very explicit and destructive growth scenes drew me in.

      On a different topic, your initial e-mail suggesting the Giantess Fan comics was received in mid-November last year, but I was unable to respond. I tried on two separate occasions to reply back, but both times a “Delivery has failed to these recipients” error was given.

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      1. Ah, I see. And thanks for offering that bit of clarity regarding what I took from the comic as you did with a comic that never left your mind. I just…the metamorphic abilities of the avatars just drew me in (the monologue of the female in Issue 2 sold it for me). And getting it out there, I could care less if they didn’t have sex organs. I know sex and all that (not that really into it, the kinky stuff). I was glad the female won the growth contest. Plus, after the two agreed to the contest, I liked in the last panel “On your mark…get set…”
        “GROW!!!” and the two of them dashed off.

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  2. Solo, I totally agree with you regarding this comic. Maybe after writing this piece, the author realized just how bad it was & changed his name. LOL! Anyway, where can I read a copy of “Jill’s Growth Formula”? I’m kinda interested to check it out.

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