Image announce surprise new comic "DIE!DIE!DIE!" #1, in stores tomorrow
You have to admit, we are living in a world where it's hard to be surprised. Drop even the slightest hint of a rumor and the internet will run with it and be flooded with speculation within seconds. That's why something like DIE!DIE!DIE!, the new Image series from Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn, and Russ Wooton is genuinely special. With a creative team like that, surely we should have heard something by this point, but it's managed to go unannounced until today.
And it drops tomorrow. Crazy. Check out the details below.
DIE!DIE!DIE! LAUNCH ROCKS INDUSTRY HEADLINES
PORTLAND, OR, 07/10/2018 — In a shocking move, Image/Skybound Entertainment dropped the first issue of an all-new series by comics titans Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, OBLIVION SONG), Scott M. Gimple (Punisher: Nightmare, writer and producer for The Walking Dead TV adaptation on AMC), and Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, NAMELESS, NIXON'S PALS, OFFICER DOWNE), with colors by Nathan Fairbairn and lettering by Rus Wooton, titled DIE!DIE!DIE! which will be available for sale tomorrow.
"That's right, in stores TOMORROW! We want to make going to a comic shop exciting again—a place for discovery! The internet has drained all surprise and anticipation from comics. Everyone hears about exciting new projects and then has to wait months or years for it to be in their hands... and half the time at the end of that buildup, the stories get spoiled in some lame attempt at getting wider media attention," Kirkman dissed. "So, surprise! Here's a new monthly series. How cool is that?! This is literally the only way I can be like Beyoncé."
Gimple added: "I spend most of my time working in TV, the big Walking Dead programs keep me plenty busy, but I've had a burning passion for comics since I was nine. I used to go to panels to see Robert Kirkman talk. And now he’s writing quotes in a press release as me that I can read over and tweak!”
DIE!DIE!DIE! promises to be a blood-soaked, no holds barred, action-packed, irreverent story that fans won’t be able to rip their eyes from. We live in an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time and DIE!DIE!DIE! lifts the veil on a secret cabal within the United States government that influences world matters through targeted assassination. The world around us is manipulated right under our noses, mostly for the better… but sometimes for individual gain, and sometimes for the fun of it.
“We cooked up all sorts of great action sequences and horrific gross-out gags for this book,” said Burnham. “Maybe we should have called it Puke!Puke!Puke!"
So if you’re hurting people, somehow making the world worse than it already is, or even just standing in the way of something good happening… someone could right now be giving the order for you to… DIE!DIE!DIE!
DIE!DIE!DIE! #1 will hit comic shops tomorrow, July 11.