Die #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Stephanie Hans Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 15
9.2Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part Three: One of the saddest comics in Kieron's career. One of Stephanie's prettiest. Clayton's lettering, of course, remains impeccable.

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Katie Spencer Feb 13, 2019

    Once again, if fantasy, RPGs, or horror interest you, you'll find something to love in DIE. Issue #3 is the best yet and a great time to get onboard with this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Dan Traeger Feb 19, 2019

    For those of you like me who are addicted to behind the scenes back matter, Gillen does not disappoint. Each issue has a long essay detailing everything from the origins of the world building and what references he used, to an overview of how the first round of play testing the upcoming Die RPG went. This is a must buy for fans of horror comics or just great storytelling in general. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 6, 2019

    Die has changed the game and I'm not one to give out perfect scores so readily, but if I had to read one comic for the rest of eternity" I think I'm thanking Gillen and Hans for what is shaping up to be one of my favorite stories ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Feb 14, 2019

    While Die may have taken a brief aside to explain how horrifying the world can be, it only serves to act as character development for two of our main characters and draw the reader further inside the books world. If Die is a hundred issues, or only five, issues like this make the book worth at least checking out for anyone whos a fantasy fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 6, 2019

    Gillen knows how to twist the knife in a way that both depresses and educates his readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 6, 2019

    Packed tight with heart and intense action,Die #3 is a near-perfect issue that wastes no time delivering on the goods that readers came for while simultaneously managing to solicit a great emotional response from them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Feb 5, 2019

    An incredibly moving story that also builds its world and engages readers. This is more than just a story with wizards and dragons. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Stephanie Hans art is absolutely sublime in the issue. The art is both beautiful and ominous with amazing and haunting detail. Every page is visually delightful with a story epic in scale and emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 8, 2019

    Like the best high concept series, Gillen and Hans may have drawn us in with their core characters, but hold us here with the world that surrounds them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 7, 2019

    Theres a hell of a lot going on here, both on the surface and beneath it, and Die is most certainly a series that will reward repeat readings. Whats more, this feels like a genuine passion project from everyone involved, and that level of investment and affection is difficult not to become sucked in by, particularly in what is starting to feel at times like an increasingly disposable comics industry. Gripping, emotive and profoundly moving, this is a new series I cant recommend highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Feb 9, 2019

    Issue 3 has kept up with high standards and has improved upon expanding the story. There is little fault in any of the execution with developing the main characters and the world of Die. Gillen and Hans have a great partnership and it shows with the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 6, 2019

    Through the events of Die #3 this creative team continues to redefine what it means to experience a Dungeons & Dragons kind of world. Everything seems so exciting from the outside, till the rules become very real. There is no book out there like Die, and that is why this isn't the book you should sleep on. Not if you want adventure, depth, and exploration in many ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Patrick Lagua Feb 12, 2019

    Die # 3 once again showcases why this series is quickly becoming the must-read-pull title of 2019. It has character, genre, emotional and fantastical payoffs to spare, powered by Gillens careful and well-thought writing and Hans delicate and beautifully rendered art. Gillen and Hans have created a darkly beautiful world that seemingly reveals endless horror and beauty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 5, 2019

    I couldn't believe this was only issue three; midway through the story, I felt so familiar with the characters and their journey, I thought I'd been reading this title for a long time. It's a very easy, entertaining read that will tug at the heartstrings and extract a range of emotions from the reader. Although the art was distracting for me, I'm sure I was in the minority and it never does a disservice to the story being told. I can't wait to check in next issue and see where the adventure has taken us next and I'm intrigued to know more about the salacious new crumbs this issue feeds along the way. Forget what I said in this review's opener. If you're not reading DIE yet, get up and add it to your pull list now! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Feb 11, 2019

    Dungeons & Dragons mixed with an unlimited canvas and compelling characters and situations " what more could one ask for? Read Full Review

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