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Die!Die!Die! #6 and Die!Die!Die! #8 Go Back to Print

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that Die!Die!Die! #6 and Die!Die!Die! #8 by Robert KirkmanScott Gimple, and Chris Burnham are being rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand for this boundary-pushing new series.

Die!Die!Die! #6 and Die!Die!Die! #8 are some of the most in-your-face, violent, and mind-blowing installments of the series that has been ripping the rug out from under the industry with each new punch thrown.

Join the blood-soaked, bullet-riddled, ultraviolent mayhem. 

Die!Die!Die! #6, second printing (Diamond Code MAR198622) and Die!Die!Die! #8, second printing (Diamond Code MAR198623) will hit stores on Wednesday, May 22. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, April 29.

Die!Die!Die! #6, second printing
Die!Die!Die! #8, second printing
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Review: Die!Die!Die! #6

Die! Die! Die! #6

I read the first issue of this series and while I enjoyed it, it also felt like it was an over the top violent series whose violence is the draw. It was Bond mixed with Tarantino where it’s not enough to dispatch the enemy, it’s about how you do it. Does the head explode? What instrument do you use to stab?

Die!Die!Die #6 had an opportunity to bring in new readers in a week where there’s not much on the shelves and instead of a solid entry point, we’re delivered an issue deep into the story with a rather confusing plot and too many references not explained. Die!Die!Die #6 is for those already in the know and reading the series.

Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple deliver an issue that’s an origin of sorts but has so many sidetracks it’s hard to stay focused an interested. Instead of just delivering on an origin, that’d be a draw, it meanders through the grand conspiracy that only really makes sense if you’ve read the previous five issues.

There is a lot that’s great here though and that’s what’s frustrating. Instead of just focusing on one or two aspects the issue packs too much in with too little explanation. We get the “origin” of the “Beatles kids” and that alone should have been the focus of the issue. But, we also get agents in the field and bits about political jockeying. There’s a bit too much and the comic comes off as unfocused.

The art by Chris Burnham with color by Nathan Fairbairn, and lettering by Rus Wooton is solid. There’s brothers involved, quadruplets actually, and each is given a style unto themselves to differentiate them. There’s the expected blood and gore and all together the art creates a stage that defies the violent and twisted content within. And that seems to be part of the point. It comes together as if classical music is played during a murder scene and the scene itself is rather calm and serene.

The issue is a fine one if you’ve been reading the series put it comes off a bit as a bit unfocused with the wrong lessons taken from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s work. All violence and flash and little more. An issue that just told one or two aspects of everything covered within would have not just been more of a winner but also a better entry point, and hook, for a week when there’s so little on the shelf and higher chance folks will check the series out.

Story: Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple Art: Chris Burnham
Color: Nathan Fairbairn Lettering Rus Wooton
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel) – So far so good in this Nick Spencer helmed comic which is already showing a different voice from the Spider-Man of the past few years. We’ve been surprised so far and this is one that has exceeded our expectations.

Aphrodite V #2 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – The first issue was an interesting an entertaining take on the character. With a new setting and new characters, and a little mix of real world issues, this is one we’ve got our eye on.

Batman: King of Fear #1 (DC Comics) – There’s a lot of Batman out there but the return of artist Kelley Jones has us excited for this six-issue miniseries.

Black Panther #3 (Marvel) – It shouldn’t work but it totally does. Give us this revolution in space take on the classic Black Panther.

Cold Spots #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror series from Cullen Bunn with art by Mark Torres. That’s all you need to know.

Die!Die!Die! #2 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – The first issue was pure over the top violence and insanity. We’re in to see if the second can deliver just as much.

Double Jumpers: Full Circle Jerks #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The first volume was some 8-bit geeky fun and we’re hopeful the second can deliver on that again.

Justice League Dark #2 (DC Comics) – The team is an interesting one and this series in an issue has stood out from the rest of the Justice League comics. A focus on horror/magic is part of that but it’s the team and their personalities that’s selling this one.

Life of Captain Marvel #2 (Marvel) – Is it tweaking what we know about the character? Yes. Do we care? No, especially when the first issue was so good.

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries (BOOM! Studios) – It’s Rod Serling’s unused take on the classic property and it’ll get you to rethink the original.

The Punisher #1 (Marvel) – This feels like a getting back to basics for the character and we’re excited for that.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23 (Marvel) – This continues to be Indiana Jones in space with a character whose attitude rivals Han Solo. Always fun and always entertaining.

Teen Titans #21 (DC Comics) – It’s a new team with a new attitude and the first issue was fantastic with a hell of a twist ending and we want to see where that goes.

West Coast Avengers #1 (Marvel) – This line up of characters has us sold.

Wonder Woman #53 (DC Comics) – Steve Orlando taking on Wonder Woman? Yes please!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Atlantic – The Graphic Novel That Captures the Anxieties of Being Undocumented – Have to check this out!

KAUZ-TV – Can You ID? WFPD releases footage of comic book thief – If anyone can help.

Astana Times – Kazakh schoolchildren to learn physics with comic books – This sounds pretty cool.

The Comichron – Die! Die! Die! leads both reorder and advance reorder lists as July ends – This is not surprising.

 

Reviews

The Beat – Feast of Fields

Comics Bulletin – The Seeds #1

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below.

Now Magazine – Comic book publisher Koyama Press to close in 2021 – Sorry to see it go.

The Comichron – Kirkman’s Die Die Die #1 tops reorders; Power Rangers, Batgirl lead advance reorders – Not too surprising.

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Action Comics #1001

Bam! Sack! Pow! – Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1

Newsarama – Mr. and Mrs. X #1

Talking Comics – The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

The Beat – Unnatural #1

Joe’s Corner: Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man, Superman, the Punisher, Relay, and Die!Die!Die!

This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics coming out the week of July 11th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

The Amazing Spider-Man #1
Superman #1
The Punisher #227
Relay #1
Die! Die! Die! #1

Books Of The Week: The Amazing Spider-Man #1
Covers Of The Week: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 & Superman #1 David Mack variant

Review: Die!Die!Die!

Die!Die!Die! bills itself as a blood-soaked, no holds barred, action-packed, irreverent story. The series focuses on a world where evil people do evil stuff all the time. A secret cabal within the United States government influences world matters through targeted assassination. The world around us is manipulated right under our noses, mostly for the better… but sometimes for individual gain, and sometimes for the fun of it.

Written by Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple, Die!Die!Die! feels like the creative team channeling Garth Ennis with over the top torture, blood, copious amounts of drugs, and some nudity. The story too feels very Ennis with a secret cabal sending out killers to… well kill.

The story itself is over the top and feels like a departure in a way from what I’d expect in the more character focused Kirkman series like The Walking Dead and Oblivion. That’s not the focus here, it’s clearly the action, and that’s not a bad thing.

The bloody action is presented by Chris Burnham with colors from Nathan Fairbairn and lettering from Rus Wooton. And boy is that bloody action presented. Things are over the top in an almost comedic fashion that turns it from gross to something almost mocking the genre in a way. The characters are interesting and action decent but again, like the writing, the art is a reminder of Ennis’ partnership with Steve Dillon, in particular their work on Preacher.

There’s a clear reader who will absolutely enjoy this debut issue, fans of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. There’s an over the top aspect of it all that desensitizes the violence in a way that makes it comedic. The comic was a surprise for fans and retailers and what’s inside too is surprising as it’s a departure from Kirkman’s other current series. If you like a little bit of ultraviolence to the point of borderline spoof, this is one to check out.

Story: Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple Art: Chris Burnham
Color: Nathan Fairbairn Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Skybound Announces a Surprise Release with Die!Die!Die! Out Wednesday

In a shocking move, Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment dropped the first issue of an all-new series by comics titans Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, and Chris Burnham, with colors by Nathan Fairbairn and lettering by Rus Wooton, titled Die!Die!Die! which will be available for sale tomorrow.

Die!Die!Die! promises to be a blood-soaked, no holds barred, action-packed, irreverent story that fans won’t be able to rip their eyes from. We live in an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time and Die!Die!Die! lifts the veil on a secret cabal within the United States government that influences world matters through targeted assassination. The world around us is manipulated right under our noses, mostly for the better… but sometimes for individual gain, and sometimes for the fun of it.

So if you’re hurting people, somehow making the world worse than it already is, or even just standing in the way of something good happening… someone could right now be giving the order for you to… DIE!DIE!DIE!

Die!Die!Die! #1 is available in stores tomorrow. Don’t miss it!