Die #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Stephanie Hans Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 26
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating


It was never going to be okay. Wait, wrong book.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Apr 3, 2019

    Die is Bast-damn near a perfect comic. With the conclusion of its first arc, you have absolutely no reason not to dive deep into the story. The stakes start out high and only continue to escalate, and the end result is a tour-de-force of comic book goodness. I cannot wait for the start of the next issue and the pending release of the Die RPG rulebook later this summer. So please, read this book and share in the joy and grief, the brilliant words and visuals, and the childhood idealism and adult cynicism. It's unlike anything else you've read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Apr 5, 2019

    This is the fifth issue of Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, and Clayton Cowles' excellent series. That means that this will be the fifth consecutive month that I bother anyone who will listen to me about picking it up and reading. I have not been enamored with a comic series in such a way in a long time and I've loved every second of it. If you are reading this review right now, the next thing you do should be to purchase DIE #5. I guarantee you it is worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 3, 2019

    DIE #5 is a pretty fantastic issue, the perfect finale to an action-packed opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 17, 2019

    Die #5 builds up to an incredible climax that really changes the game. I have absolutely no idea where the series will go next and that is an awesome feeling. I'm filled with anticipation as to what else is in store for us. The next issue cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston Apr 4, 2019

    The only minor, negative thing about DIE #5 is that you can't have it without DIE #4. As the follow-up to the aforementioned comic, the plot resolves the procedural question introduced before. But what makes DIE #5 especially good is that the plot introduces the character drama we've been primed to expect. Characterization is consistent and reflective of real roleplaying game issues. Even though Stephanie Hans loses some definition in the character's faces, her art is still exceptional and works to bring the world of DIE to life. Read this comic after DIE #1-#4 " and enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Apr 5, 2019

    This is another fine book in a wonderful series. Gillen and Image plan on taking a hiatus with a trade planned for June and the next story arc not starting until October. In the meantime, I highly encourage you to pick up this book and this series, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 3, 2019

    Stephanie Hans' beautiful artwork makes this issue leap off the page as both the characters and action are rendered in magnificent detail. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Apr 20, 2019

    Die has once more proven that this is a book that deserves to be in your long box or on your shelf. Compelling characters, twisted motives, and beautiful art make for an utterly fantastic package. If youve not checked this book out yet, you need to. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Apr 3, 2019

    "Die" #5 puts a bow on the book's first story arc, but as far as resolution goes we're in for the emotional long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Apr 5, 2019

    "Die" is one of the most artistically and narratively engaging books currently being published. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 5, 2019

    The party puts their plan into action at the same time as the creative team of Die reveals what this series is really about. The result is a bold narrative gambit that would be impressive in its own right but unfolds in utterly gorgeous fashion as a result of the inimitable work of Stephanie Hans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 5, 2019

    Although I came into this series at the end of its first arc, the ending was good enough to make me want to continue on this series and see where it goes. I do wonder if changing the language a bit for the few times it was used making the comic less than a Mature rating would make it more accessible? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Apr 2, 2019

    A twisted and shocking finish to the first arc of DIE. If you like complex characters that drive stories to places you didn't expect (and grew up with D&D) this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sirens of Sequentials - Katie Spencer Apr 10, 2019

    DIE is a great read whether you're a fantasy veteran or someone just getting started. The long wait before the next issue is the perfect time to catch up with what has quickly become one of my favorite comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 6, 2019

    One last thing, you should definitely check out the essay Gillen pens at the end of the comic. For reasons. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro May 8, 2019

    The result is an artistic accomplishment that leaves us anything but uncertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Apr 3, 2019

    Overall Die #5 is a strong issue that helps push the story forward and gives us a new challenge for the party to overcome. Gillen and Hans have been able to create their own interesting world for 5 straight issues and the story doesn't look like its slowing down any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Apr 2, 2019

    An emotional issue with a very powerful climax. The issue manages to be action packed and explores its characters. Read Full Review

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