DIE #20 (REVIEW)

Sep 27, 2021

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DIE #20
Image Comics

The end is upon us. Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans have taken readers on a wild ride for nearly three years, creating high expectations for the series finale. DIE #20 did not disappoint.

Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Stephanie Hans
Colors by: Clayton Cowles
Letters by: Rian Hughes

This series has been heavy since Day 1, and Hans’ letter to readers at the end of the issue encapsulates why that’s been the case. Now, DIE #20’s finale does get a bit confusing at times. But, Gillen makes sure to utilize multiple characters to clarify what Ash and company are faced with in the final chapter of this story. In some ways, it’s epic, yet the final message of this story is also grounded. And it addresses something very real, which as always been a focus of the series.

With a role-playing game at the center of DIE’s story, Gillen and Hans’ attempts to address real issues with their characters have been very natural. Not that this should come as a surprise to fans of role-playing games. But DIE isn’t solely for RPG players. There’s so much to this story, anyone can get into this story — DIE may even have the ability to reach beyond fantasy lovers.

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From start to finish, this has been an outstanding series. For those who are just about to sink their teeth into DIE #20, you will not be disappointed. And to the comic book readers who’ve yet to give this title a chance, get on it.

Score: 9

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