Death or Glory #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Bengal Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 22
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers-the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying.
The new ongoing series by New York Times bestselling author RICK REMENDER and legendary French superstar BENGAL brings you a high-speed chase across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life, i more

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones May 2, 2018

    I can't recommend this book enough. It's action packed, and Remender only promises that it will get even crazier. Pick it up and see for yourself, how gorgeous Bengal's art is. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Oliver Vestal Apr 16, 2018

    DEATH OR GLORY #1 has a gripping plot, and strong characters. The art is very vintage looking. The coloring adds to the excitement of the comic. A must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Max Sisco Apr 16, 2018

    Death or Glory #1 is made great by not only the writing and art, but the strong collaboration between the two. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith May 13, 2018

    Death or Glory sails past any doubts one might have had about this series. Remender and Bengal deliver a high-octane adventure that leaves us wondering whats next. I highly recommend picking up the first issue, just make sure to buckle up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 4, 2018

    Death or Glory #1 is one of the most exciting and engaging introductory issues to a comic Ive read in some time, rivalled only by the likes Infidel, Exiles, and Terrifics. Rick Remender and Bengal have knocked it out of the park, and I cant recommend this comic enough. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox May 7, 2018

    Death of Glory #1 is one of the best things I've read in a minute and so much better than the last comic I reviewed. If you're looking for a new comic, read this one. I know I can't wait for the next issue to hit my doorstep. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Apr 17, 2018

    Both story and art are superb. The first chapter of something really great. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 4, 2018

    With a $4.99 cover price this book, which is in Image's extended length range of comics, it may seem quite pricey, but the art is awesome and the story takes full advantage of the additional space. Likewise, the Bengal cover is fantastic, and really this book will be up there with any other option on the shelves this week. An opening installment that bodes very well for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 1, 2018

    Rick Remender's Death or Glory #1 is a thrilling ride that makes great use of readers' time. Remender and Bengal make a great team and their combined efforts have paid off in a first-issue that demands to be read and appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 2, 2018

    'Death or Glory' is an action movie involving drug money, mobsters, dirty cops, and fast cars. It has everything including a determined female protagonist that will go to any lengths to save her "father." You don't really sit back and read this, you experience it. Bengal can do it all but the chase and fight scenes are relentless and exciting. Remender has another hit on his hands and worth every penny.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    On Comics Ground - Leani Lopez Jul 3, 2018

    Glory is tough and determined, but she's also emotional, and as readers we're privy to this information right away, making us feel for her even more. All in all, the first issue of Death or Glory is griping and enticing, with several plot twists which are slightly predictable from a writer's POV, but still exciting and leaves you wondering what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Apr 15, 2018

    This book has a definite feel of building, as it should. There is a fair amount of action going on, so it's not a complete snore-fest. This book is a very solid piece that promises to have a great amount of action in it. With this being a fast-paced book, I would think finding a spot on your pull list would be a good thing. Stories like this build into a final humongous explosion, and you don't want to miss a single bit! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 2, 2018

    The first issue is all about its personality and underlying themes. This is a comic with a focus on what it wants to say and what it wants to project. And all of that together comes together for a hell of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Apr 7, 2018

    Image has another hit on their hands. Death Or Glory is like a Tarantino story told in a modern Speed Racer-type aesthetic. It's a series you can confidently invest your time in! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 17, 2018

    Death or Glory #1 is a fun start to what can be a high-speed series full of action and charming characters. Remender has created a few wonderful characters, while Bengal injects the life that this series needs to stand out. Despite a few pacing issues, this is a series that any action fan should be sure to try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 3, 2018

    Now I can't speak for my self, but if you want a break from avenging super heroes or time-travelling doctors, this might be for you. I had a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown May 3, 2018

    Real credit and kudos to the whole team as the collaborative work assembled " from particularly tasty components, it must be said " means that even with the extra pages, youll be left wanting more. So its a big 10-4! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois May 2, 2018

    Bengal does a spectacular job in opening up the first issue. Between pencils and colors, he makes quite a mark in the first issue. The barren feel of Yuma, the action scenes near the end of the issue, and the smaller scenes in-between give Bengal a chance to exercise a great deal of range. All things considered, this is a comic that has a very specific look that only really works here. The modern Western meets Death Race vibe is one that really works quite well here. If youre a fan of good crime comics that trap inherently decent people in bad decisions, with action, and myriad conflicts: youre in for a treat here Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck May 2, 2018

    An interesting start with some enough meat on it to really feel like a meal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Apr 30, 2018

    In many ways, Death or Glory is a quintessential Image book, and a quintessential Rick Remender book; two things that are almost synonymous with each other at this point. And just as the world and characters are peak Remender, so is finding a tremendous and distinct artist to bring it all to life, which Bengal does as wonderfully as anyone. This is a solid start to what I'm sure will be a beautiful and exciting new journey. I call shotgun. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 3, 2018

    Death or Glory #1 is a start to what seems like a high-octane romp. The story, while not gripping or anything special right now, feels like a very fun B-movie and having Bengal on art brings Death or Glory to another level. It is not life-changing or anything, but Death of Glory was truly an exciting read that was a lot of fun. It definitely has me hooked for the second issue on style points alone, and we will see where it goes from there! Until then, grab a helmet and hit the road! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler May 3, 2018

    The book begins with a jolt and ends with a lot of promise, but tends to sag in the middle. Thankfully, where the script is lacking, Bengal's art carries the load. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett May 2, 2018

    This is a comic that yearns to be political, but possesses no clear comprehension of what its politics might be. The best reason to keep following her story is that it is simply fun to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David D. May 16, 2018

    Now the art is slick and great for such fun action, but is wasted in the beginning for the long setup. Basically this book didn't need to be 40 pages. I wonder if was the writer's hubris to let the book meander for so long for a simple heist type setup. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 1, 2018

    With Remender's work, it's best to give it at least six issues. He's one of the few creators I will say that about, and it's because his style isn't meant for single issues. He always manages to have a hook or a cliffhanger that makes the single issues worthwhile, but the overall storytelling is only revealed after six issues. This first issue is saved by Bengal's artwork. I won't sugarcoat that because without the dynamic action panels and the detailed cars, over the top characters and beautiful coloring, the story would be generic" unless you're a Remender fan. Because I understand liking the way, a creator presents their stories and their flair that makes you come back for more, which is how Bengal's artwork got me to read this first issue and likely the next five. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 1, 2018

    Death or Glory #1 seems to want to be a lot of things - a story about a woman driven to surprising lengths for her family, a story about startlingly vast criminal enterprises hiding in unusual places, a story about extremely rad car chases, and according to Remender himself, a story about truckers and the ways in which job automation is potentially devastating to certain segments of our economy - but it’s so little of all of those things that there’s not one overarching theme to really hook readers in. It’s hard to know who’s supposed to want to read this book from this debut issue of Death or Glory, which makes it a tough single issue to recommend. Read Full Review

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