Die Hard: Year One #2

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Stephen Thompson Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 28, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

BOOM! Studios continues to present America's greatest action hero translated into the sequential art form for the first time! Drunks, pimps, freaks and the debauched rich. It's all in a night's work for NYPD rookie John McClane. But what happens when 1976's toughest kid on the street runs into a dark conspiracy involving a blonde on the run? With McClane, it means the fun’s just starting. Join legendary industry creator Howard Chaykin on a thrill ride that's rung up over $1 billion in box office worldwide and become the gold standard for classic action! Yippee Ki Yay!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Oct 29, 2009

    The plotting is a bit slow here, so readers expecting upfront action should be forewarned. Two issues in and what exactly the main plot is has yet to be disclosed. However, both of these traits, it should be remembered, are inherent to the original (and superior) Die Hard. If you enjoyed the first movie, but prefer to pretend that the latter ones didn't happen, it's time to take a trip back to the beginning with Die Hard: Year One. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Oct 29, 2009

    As a fan of the original Die Hard movie, high expectations are really hurting this issue for me. Granted, the first film did drag at the beginning, but it didn't feel like 30 minutes had passed before everything kicked into high gear. At this point, something big needs to happen in issue #3 in order to move the story forward, or else Boom! runs the risk of losing a great deal of the readers. I'm sure there are some really great things coming in this series - that I have no doubt, Howard Chaykin has a solid writing record, and Boom! continues to have a good record of putting out hit series, I just wish I didn't have to wait another month to see if this series turns around. For now, Die Hard: Year One #2 only gets 2 out of 5 Stars from this reviewer. Read Full Review

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