PORTLAND, Ore. 04/15/2022 — The bestselling Die by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) and Stephanie Hans (Journey Into Mystery) will be collected into a stunning, oversized hardcover edition this November. It will include issues #1-20 of the award-winning series and will be available from Image Comics just in time for holiday gift giving.
Die hit the comics scene with skyrocketing sales and an electrifying story that blended dark fantasy, goth aesthetic with an RPG sensibility. The series went on to win a British Fantasy Award for the “Best Comic/Graphic Novel” category in 2021, as well as secure Hugo nominations in 2020, 2021, and 2022 in the “Best Graphic Story or Comic” category.
In the nineties, six teenagers disappeared into a fantasy role-playing game. Only five returned. Nearly thirty years later, Die follows these broken adults as they’re dragged back into a game that isn’t finished with them yet.
Die hardcover (ISBN: 978-1534323445) will be available on Wednesday, November 2 and in bookstores on Tuesday, November 8. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
Die is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
Select praise for Die:
“Gillen subverts high fantasy adventure tropes with an infusion of creepy horror, resulting in an exploration of arrested adolescence and the effects of childhood trauma made truly haunting by Hans' realistic illustrations and Cowles' gloomy color palette.” —Library Journal
“Makes for a heady combination of fascinating worldbuilding, compellingly broken characters tearing each other apart (sometimes emotionally, sometimes literally), and vivid, striking artwork.” —io9/Gizmodo
"A deliciously dark Phantom Tollbooth-like journey told through a lens of broken humanity and a deconstruction of the role-playing game's roots. I am entranced." —Matthew Mercer, Critical Role
“Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans are a powerful merging of talents. Feels like a well-oiled team that’s been working together for years. Image Comics continues to innovate.” —Rick Remender, Deadly Class, Low, Black Science, Seven to Eternity
“Wonderfully nerdy and emotionally complicated and… utterly beautiful.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“A smart, gripping story about fantasy, gaming, aging and things that can’t be said.” —Al Ewing, Immortal Hulk
“A remarkable Jumanji-esque story for fantasy fans.” —GrimDark magazine
“If ever you’ve played a TTRPG and thought, ‘I’d love to just live in this world,’ this series is for you.” —The Comics Beat