Praise For DIE

“A deliciously dark Phantom Tollbooth-like journey told through a lens of broken humanity and a deconstruction of the role-playing game’s roots. I am entranced.” —Matthew Mercer, Critical Role

“Really couldn’t have enjoyed DIE #1 more than I did. Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans are a powerful merging of talents. Feels like a well-oiled team that’s been working together for years. Image Comics continues to innovate.”
-Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Low, Black Science, Seven to Eternity)

“DIE is wonderfully nerdy and emotionally complicated and… utterly beautiful.”
– Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter

“So I read DIE today and it’s something special: clever, chilling, beautiful, and surprising. IT’S REAL GOOD AND I THINK YOU SHOULD GET IT.”
Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics, How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time Traveler)

“Emotional evisceration awaits. I cannot recommend this highly enough”
-Margerite Bennett (Animosity, Bombshells)

“Seriously, pre-order your copy; it’s so good!”
– Wendy Browne, Women Write About Comics.

“I’ve had the pleasure of reading DIE from Gillen, Hans & Cowles and it’s everything I love about comics. It’s such a great concept for a series.”
– Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Analogue, Dead Rabbit)

“Do you wish that IT had fewer clowns luring in sewers with balloons and more RPG sessions that cause kids to disappear for several years? Then DIE by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans is the comic for you! Also, I got to test-play the RPG the book is built around and it’s SO FUN.”
– Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Faith, Doctor Who)

– Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of Time, Shadows of the Apt)

“A smart, gripping story about fantasy, gaming, aging and things that can’t be said. Pre-order now and beat the rush.”
– Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk)

“DIE is gaming glory reflected in a broken mirror, nostalgia gone wrong in a story that’s oh so right.”
– Jim Zub (Conan-Red Sonja, Dungeons & Dragons)

“DIE is a compelling drama, filled with secrets and lies. It has the reliable wit and grace one expects from Gillen along with rich and stunning artwork by Hans, who is without a doubt delivering her best work to date. Gorgeously rendered, perfectly constructed, DIE is a fantastic new series that pulls the reader into a new world, in more ways than one.”
– Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Injection, Return Of Wolverine)

‘This excellent work is about human beings, as seen through the lens of Dungeons and Dragons, which in a time of wandering monsters is surely the best possible instrument.’
– Paul Cornell (Saucer Country, Doctor Who)

“Fantasy is seductive, beautiful, worth obsessing over, and something that will destroy your life. Die doesn’t just want it both ways, it insists that both ways are the only way to have it….  It’s another fucking masterpiece” –
Elizabeth Sandifer (TARDIS Eruditorum, The Last War In Albion.)

“I Love it. DIE #1 was an excellent first issue. Tons of hints about who these characters are and what they’ve been through. I’m DIE-ing to know more about the mysteries “
– Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, Thor, The Wicked + the Divine)

“I read DIE and I did not die! Except maybe a little bit from sheer goodosity. Beautiful and moody…”
– Si Spurrier (Doctor Aphra, The Dreaming, Coda)

– Ray Fawkes (Underwinter, Gotham by Midnight)

“Utterly gorgeous book about being kids, growing up, the games we play and other secrets “I can’t say.” This should absolutely go to the very top of your pull-lists.”
– Ram V (Batman Secret Files, Paridiso, These Savage Shores)

“Soooooo Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ DIE is something ABSURDLY special. Really an incredible book.”
– Mags Visaggio(Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim, Sex Death Revolution)

“DIE #1… is an astounding comic. It rolls deep and cuts neat. Confidently setting up an ensemble of interesting characters in an even more interesting predicament. Not to mention the most visually stunning comics I’ve read in years.”
– Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo, Angelic, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt)

“Creating a sincere & heartfelt story through an impossible blend of modernist deconstruction and nostalgic world-building escapism? DIE #1 is a bloody masterpiece.”
– Ryan O’Sullivan (Fearscape, Void Trip, Dark Souls)

“This book is a fantastic slice of suburban Gothic that promises to be as intricate and heartbreaking as any game. A certain critical success.”
– Dan Watters (Lucifer, Limbo, Deep Roots)

“I just read Stephanie Hans and Kieron Gillen’s first ish of Die, and blimey, it’s really good! Like, “NO BUT NO I NEED THE NEXT ONE RIGHT NOW!” good. Hans has taken her epic cover art style into an entire comic, and it looks just beautiful.”
– John Walker (Rock Paper Shotgun)

“DIE #1… is all about play, but Kieron’s signature formal and narrative playfulness is conspicuously absent. This beautiful book is as serious as a snake bite and every bit as gripping… Trust me, you really need this”

“Imagine the D&D cartoon but done with proper grown-up themes and storytelling.”
– James Wallis (The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Paranoia 4th Edition, Alas Vegas)

“DIE is clever and thoughtful and you should definitely read it.”
– Grant Howitt (Spire, Honey Heist, Hearty Dice Friends)

“I was hooked within six pages. It, feels like a love letter to days spent roleplaying round your mate’s house as a teenager. Hit me right in the nostalgia gland. Then the story takes a turn, pulling away from the familiar and into the unsettling and the oh-so-compelling. The premise is laid out by the end of the issue, and… Well, I’ve never bought singles before, always waited for trades, but there’s no way that’s happening here. So bravo to everyone involved. This feels like a labour of love, and I genuinely can’t wait to see where it goes. “
– James M Hewitt (Needy Cat Games, Ex-Games Workshop)

“I promise I’m not being hyperbolic when I say there’s good reason to believe DIE has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Saga, Invincible, and The Walking Dead to become an instant classic for Image.”
– Liam McGuire, The Comeback.

“A wonderful, beautiful, heart-wrenching comic.”
– Jamie McKelvie (Young Avengers, The Wicked + the Divine)