Die Hard: Year One #1

Die Hard: Year One #1

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Stephen Thompson Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 30, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Sep 30, 2009

    The best thing about this issue is it sets up the mystery in the mind of the reader as one tries to figure out what is going on. We are not privy to all the secrets, so that hook, along with the notion that McClane will get involved in the big event makes for a good introduction to the world of Die Hard. If you are fan of the movie series, or just want a good cop story, then Die Hard is series worth checking out. Die Hard: Year One #1 earns 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 30, 2009

    As a tie-in to the four Die Hard movies, this comic is a resounding failure. I have no doubt many buyers will throw down this issue in disgust when they realize they didn't receive what they thought they had purchased. But if you're willing to ignore the license, more or less, and just focus on an interesting crime story, Die Hard: Year One is not so disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 29, 2009

    Of course, the problem is that the setting shouldn't be the star of the show. This is a Die Hard comic, after all, but McClane seems no more important a part of the plot than any other player. I realize Chaykin is setting the stage here; perhaps the story will read better in a collected format. But when it comes to this original episodic approach, he needs to hook the audience in a hurry. This debut comic book needs the attitude and excitement that the readership expects from the Die Hard brand, and it's not to be found... yet. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 30, 2009

    A disappointing debut, "Die Hard: Year One" #1 falls victim to overwritten captions that slow the issue down, while the plot doesn't actually get going until the final pages. There's, honestly, not a lot here that says that the second issue is a must read. Worst of all, the tone here doesn't match up with that of the "Die Hard" movies, and isn't that the point of this comic? Read Full Review

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