Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker

Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker

The Wicked + The Divine writer Kieron Gillen teams up with artist supernova Stephanie Hans (WicDiv, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic. Die is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron's in a rush, he describes it as "Goth The Wicked + The Divine writer Kieron Gillen teams up with artist supernova Stephanie Hans (WicDiv, Journey Into Mystery) for her ...

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Title:Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker
Author:Kieron Gillen
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534312706
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:184 pages pages

Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker Reviews

  • Craig
    Jul 25, 2019
    This really is kind of a dull book, which is surprising given the beautiful art and the usually strong writing one would expect from Gillen. The story follows a bunch of grown up losers who suddenly find themselves returned (without explanation, really) to the fantasy land they were on...
  • Dan
    Oct 22, 2019
    JUMANJI meets Tolkien. I was all ready to love this, but between the atrocious visual storytelling of Stephanie Hans and the waaaaay too Inside Baseball RPG references, I could not wait for it to end. I've never played D & D, so I'm clearly not the target audience. There were ...
  • Bill
    Jun 08, 2019
    There's an intriguing premise and interesting twists in this tale of British forty-somethings returning to a "Dungeons and Dragons" style world they were trapped in for two years as teenagers... but the plot rushes along just a little too fast. I only got to know two of the five main c...
  • Trike
    Jun 28, 2019
    Aside from one brief sojourn in the superhero game Skraypers, I don?t play PnP RPGs so I?m sure 90% of this went over my head. Speaking as an outsider to this world, I couldn?t connect to this story or these characters at all. The premise is pretty basic: it?s a Portal Fanta...
  • Elliot
    Apr 09, 2019
    Really stunning all across the board. The art is stylistically interesting and really lovely to look at - despite the detail work it feels very smooth and dreamy. The story itself hits me right where I live, so to speak. A bunch of teens in the 90s play an RPG that transports them into...
  • Carey
    Nov 24, 2019
    Holy cow, I haven't been this captivated by a comic in a really long time. Kieron Gillen's Wic+Div follow up is everything. As a young nerd, my worst nightmare was never finding Narnia. The young nerds in this book find Narnia. Narnia destroys them, spits them back into reality, and th...
  • Sam Quixote
    May 31, 2019
    Six kids find themselves magically transported into a D&D-type board game. Two years pass - and only five kids return to the real world. Twenty-five years later, the five are transported back into the game only to find their missing sixth friend has become the evil grandmaster of t...
  • Alex Sarll
    Apr 11, 2019
    Kieron Gillen's latest, with its apparently simple premise of 'Whatever happened to the kids from the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon afterwards?', is not a comic about which I can pretend any sort of objectivity. There's the usual reason of having known him on and off for longer th...
  • Jason
    Apr 03, 2019
    Read as individual issues. I'm a huge fan of Kieron Gillen. I love his work with Jamie McKelvie on Young Avengers and I love his Star Wars work on Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra and currently the main title. I tried Wicked + Divine and while it had a great hook, I stopped reading around ...
  • Dan
    Jul 21, 2019
    review - https://youtu.be/TkcBUQ_GKxc ...
  • Zedsdead
    Nov 10, 2019
    A+ for concept. Six teenagers get sucked Jumanji-style into a homemade role-playing game. Two years later, five of them reappear on a remote road, unable to say anything about their disappearance. Thirty years after that, they get sucked back into Die-world and must find their lost fri...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Jun 18, 2019
    Die is a fantasy with a standard theme: RPG players get sucked into their fantasy world. It's good, in large part because it twists the genre just a bit, with our players returning to their fantasy realm in their adult lives, twenty years after they escaped. And it's got fantasic art. ...
  • Christy
    Dec 16, 2019
    It meets D&D with a side of Stranger Things. I picked this up after deciding to read the Goodreads Best Of picks this year and it unexpectedly became a fav! ...
  • James DeSantis
    Jun 07, 2019
    Man, I just couldn't get into this one. So let me say I never played DnD and never really wanted to. It's just not my thing. This series is basically if DnD became a reality and you had to survive it. So years ago a bunch of kids get sucked into this DnD world. Once there horri...
  • Stewart Tame
    Nov 27, 2019
    A group of high school friends play a homebrew fantasy game in the early 90's and get literally pulled into the game. Two years later, all but one of them reappear by the side of the road. They refuse to talk about what happened, or why Angela is now missing an arm. Flash forward twent...
  • Benji Glaab
    Jul 29, 2019
    I had trouble buying into the story, and had trouble immersing myself into the world. Tbh the concept is kind of lame, but I think there will be a good story rooted here I might need another volume to warm up to things. I thought I was going to like this but the tone was also kind of...
  • Sean Gibson
    Aug 23, 2019
    Everyone* who has ever played a fantasy role-playing game (or, for that matter, first encountered fantasy literature as an impressionable young child) has wondered what it would be like, if not devoutly wished, to be transported to the setting of that game. Not everyone, however, h...
  • Imogene
    Sep 03, 2019
    Just when I thought I was going to living with the gaping empty hole in my heart left by The Wicked + The Divine, here comes Die. Just wow ...
  • Valéria.
    Nov 10, 2019
    I remember reading the first issue and that feeling of disappointment after that, the artwork was really ugly, it didn't catch my attention as I predicted and so I stopped to read it that way and waited for paperback until now. What changed? Well.. the story and world building are bril...
  • Rod Brown
    Nov 02, 2019
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Dungeon. "We've got gloom and games..." As with The Wicked + The Divine, Gillen delivers a perfectly fine high concept story and teams with a great artist, he just cannot come up with characters about whom I care one iota. ...
  • Jessica
    Jul 02, 2019
    This was a little bit tricky to get into as it goes so fast, but damn is the artwork beautiful and story entirely unique. As someone who loves D&D and role-playing games, this was really fun... plus seeing the Matt Mercer blurb made me a little giddy. ...
  • Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
    Jul 13, 2019
    More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind The Wicked and the Divine is my favorite comic series of all time, so I figured I'd enjoy this, but I never expected to love it as much as I did! This was honestly freaking fantastic! This is like a love child between D&D s...
  • Rose
    Sep 05, 2019
    I started reading this because I adore Kieron Gillen's writing - he's utterly fantastic at creating deeply fascinating but fucked up urban fantasy worlds, and I very very quickly fell in love with the concept of Die. The sheer idea of 'a group of kids literally fall into an edgy fantas...
  • Roy
    Jun 18, 2019
    It started off really cool but then just became a little depressing/boring. The art was ok but was a little too depressing in its mood. ...
  • Franki (wardenswatch)
    Jul 01, 2019
    Ahhh so good. Dungeons and Dragons themed anything should always come loaded with angst and characters with wacko OP-yet limited-powers! ...
  • Artemy
    Apr 04, 2019
    I feel like Gillen has dropped the ball here. Die has a brilliantly simple premise that mixes Jumanji, IT and Lord of the Rings. With Gillen's usual writing style, it should have been a fun ride with jaw-dropping twists, sharp snappy dialogue and fantastic characters. Instead, this ser...
  • Štěpán Tichý
    Apr 04, 2019
    I enjoy Kieron Gillen'S writing style. Some things were a miss for me but more things that I've read were really good and I consider myself his fan. Stephanie Hans was a new face for me and art-wise this is a really stylised artist who knows how to make an impact. First two issues w...
  • L. McCoy
    Nov 04, 2019
    Alright guys I hate saying it but I don?t like that there are SO many comics that a bunch of people love that I just don?t get why... Seriously, why do I have to miss the fun? What?s it about? Basically there?s this group of teenagers who had a role-playing game party with ...
  • Geoffrey Payne
    May 28, 2019
    This series is based on such a cool concept and so far has had great character development. I can?t wait for more! 4 out of 5. ...
  • Jakub Kvíz
    Apr 19, 2019
    This will be one of the best books of 2019, mark my words! Gorgeous art, gripping story, awesome and relatable characters, perfect world building and a lot of fantasy/pop culture references and jokes. This book has everything. ...