Die #2 by Kieron Gillen

Die #2

"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part TwoRemember last time, when we said "Goth Jumanji?" As the bleak, austere fantasy-horror ramps up, we start underlining the word "Goth" in black marker until we cut a hole through the page.


Details Die #2

TitleDie #2
Author
Release DateJan 9th, 2019
PublisherImage
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Graphic Novels
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Reviews Die #2

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    2019-01-09
    I’ve been looking forward to the release of this issue. Die #1 was an interesting introduction, but I really had no idea how they were planning on following it up. Die #2 read differently, but that’s mainly because they couldn’t use the same storytelling techniques as before. This issue showed us more of the roleplaying world that they had been lost in for so long. It was just about as dark as they implied. They used a personal tale and per...
  • Roy
    2019-01-11
    This is just sublime..pure perfection. Artwork, plotting world building..amazing.
  • Quintin Zimmermann
    2019-02-06
    Whilst the visual feast may please thine eye, the narrative is mired by peculiar direction.Began with such sweet promise, now hold fast for course correction.
  • Stacy
    2019-01-09
    It's super frustrating to have a pile of 20 comics I'm striving to read in a night, and I spend extra time going over an essay that Kieron Gillen wrote because I'm super interested in the subject matter. It was not really a choice, though, after Gillen gave us the intriguing classes that our characters are back to playing. The cyberpunk rogue? That's so cool! Grief knight?! I want to play a grief knight! Bear cleric (bear-ic?) on the cover? That ...
  • Alice
    2019-02-03
    I don't know why I still get surprised when Kieron Gilles does it again. After reading The Wic + The Div I should expect the original fantasy world, the unspeakable mysterious aura and complex characters. And yet I am still impressed. The first issue intrigued me and had me wondering what he has in store for his readers. The second one convinced me I am going to be on the edge of my seat for each issue that is to come.P.S. The epilogue on how he ...
  • Jesse
    2019-01-13
    Pretty fucking great. The art is completely gorgeous. The ideas are interesting, and the backmatter essay on the worldbuilding was very fun. I'm getting a feel for the characters. Very interested to see where this goes. I kind of hope that the entire book isn't in the fantasy world, I'd love some flashbacks or back-at-the-ranch sequences of the real world. But who knows at such an early junction. I'm really enjoying this series so far.
  • David(LA,CA)
    2019-02-06
    The first issue of this series was all set up. It pretty much covered the promo used to sell the book. A group of kids go missing, transported to a fantasy world. Most of them return, and we see them after the experience. It isn't until this issue where we get to start seeing the elements of the fantasy world they visited, and the roles they played there.I'm having a bad feeling about this.Sometimes, people who play RPGs use them as outlets for t...
  • Štěpán Tichý
    2019-01-10
    I imagine, that second issues are maybe harder than the first ones. The characters were established, you should know the general feeling of first 5-6 issues and it is time to progress the story. And that is exactly what Gillen does and doesn't.The structure is the same but feels different. At the same time we get a nice credit page with characters and their dice. This break the narrative itself as I feel it cuts the Die world and our reality. We ...
  • Matt Vella
    2019-01-11
    The promise and potential Die #1 established started delivery with Die #2. First, the artwork is outstanding. Water-color vibes all around, and a strong use of color.Second, many of the interviews Gillen did between 1 and 2 mentioned his desire to investigate the underdeveloped side of RPGs, where you don't think about the psychological and far-reaching results of your actions as a player. I really enjoyed those confrontations in this issue, and ...
  • Caitlin
    2019-03-20
    In the second issue, Gillen and Hans introduce readers to the fantasy world of Die as the players return to the old world. While the first issue had a few hints that this wasn't going to be your grandma's game of D&D, this issue is where it starts to get very dark. There's a lot more hints of what the character roles really do and a rather disturbing scene where the past comes back to bite Ash. So far, this is one of my new favorite dark fantasy ...
  • Sans
    2019-04-06
    I have never played an rpg in my life and have no idea what is happening.
  • Golnoush
    2019-02-16
    The story is interesting enough but to me going through the awfully written dialogue and narration, as it’s the only way of knowing what happens next, feels like torture.
  • Chris Thompson
    2019-01-10
    Beautiful artwork. Nonsensical story.
  • Liesl
    2019-01-12
    Well this series keeps getting better and better. In a rare departure from form, I've refused to wait for the trade edition to follow this series, which says a lot about how desperate I am to know what happens. The author's notes are worth the price of admission too, this month's one focusing on why the different dice were chosen for each character.As a hardcore D&D player, "Die" inevitably caught my imagination. There's a lot in here that's comf...
  • Duckbait
    2019-01-21
    Lays down some tantalizing foreshadowing, but also explains the character classes and some of the rules and the narrative structure of the world (of course the world has a narrative structure! it's a tabletop RPG).Okay, I may have read the bit with (view spoiler)[EYEWORM EX (hide spoiler)] three times, cackling in maniacal glee. Because I'm normal like that. It is brilliant and poetic and gross, and it is the moment I fell head-over-heels in love...
  • Yaiza
    2019-01-10
    En este número por fin vemos el mundo de fantasía al que sobrevivieron los protagonistas cuando eran adolescentes y permitidme que os diga que da TODO EL MAL ROLLO. También se explican las distintas "clases" que son allí, la mayoría reconstrucciones más oscuras de las típicas de Dragones y mazmorras: los clérigos aquí son Godbinders, los distintos tipos de luchadores se reducen a ocho ordenes de Caballeros, cada uno basado en una emoció...
  • Marisa Carpico
    2019-02-10
    Great job of establishing the world and what everyone can do. Can’t wait to hear Dominic/Ash talk more about their identity probably 10 issues from now. The thing I most appreciated here was the backmatter, which gave an RPG novice like me the information needed to understand the way the comic is structured and also blew my mind with how deeply Gillen thinks about everything. Will keep me going while I still don’t quite connect to this on a n...
  • Kait
    2019-02-24
    I'm so glad when world-building books like this have back matter. Knowing where Gillen pulled his ideas from and how he put them together just makes this story that much richer.This is my first real experience with Stephanie Hans' art and I am blown away. The color choices in this book are phenomenal. The use of polyhedral suggestions in the art is inspired. There are certain panels I would like to have expanded and put on my wall.
  • Lestat
    2019-01-09
    Ash and his friends are confronted by their past in the world of DIE, in the second issue of the Image Comics series about an RPG game gone bad.Read my full review at BamSmackPow.
  • Hanneleele
    2019-02-12
    Apparently Gillen is also making an actual RPG based on his ideas for this world/game. I'd really like to see and/or play that, the character classes alone seem really intriguing (he writes a bit longer about them in the afterword). Also real pretty.
  • Virna
    2019-02-07
    I'd say "I missed you" but it'd be imply you were worth missing
  • Stergios
    2019-01-16
    Not getting better. The only interesting part was near the end with the cursed knight. I still don't like the art and the characterization is problematic. I'm dropping it...
  • Vincapervinca08
    2019-01-12
    This isnt a conversation. This is the sort of monologue you run in your head with lovers youll never speak to again.Esto sigue siendo muy oscuro, muy gore, muy chulo y muy raro. This isn´t a conversation. This is the sort of monologue you run in your head with lovers you´ll never speak to again.Esto sigue siendo muy oscuro, muy gore, muy chulo y muy raro.
  • Geoff
    2019-02-01
    This is remarkable.
  • Catherine Doherty
    2019-01-14
    I was less interested in this issue which disappointed me a lot. Hope it picks up next issue.
  • Christine
    2019-02-17
    Really, really loving this series
  • Maurício Dantas
    2019-01-31
    A história muda o tom nessa edição, com a mudança de mundo. A arte favorece alguns aspectos no mundo de fantasia, mas ainda incomoda demais a falta de narrativa visual da artista.
  • Mira
    2019-01-23
    No doubt in my mind I'd be rolling death saving rolls thirty minutes into a game like this. Brutal and everything to play for can't wait for issue 3.
  • Tetyana
    2019-01-27
    We got a larger glimpse into the world and how it functions, and what everyone’s role is, and I’m still so intrigued. Definitely will keep following this one.