May 5, 2021

Review: Die, Vol. 2: Split the Party

Die, Vol. 2: Split the Party Die, Vol. 2: Split the Party by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I liked the first volume of this comic, which surprised me when I went back and read the review, because this second collection is not going to get the same markup. This story is muddled and confusing, I decided I really didn't care about the characters, and there was an idiotic twist introduced in issue 9 involving the real-life Bronte family and the fictional country of Angria that Charlotte (of Jane Eyre fame) and her brother Branwell created, updated to the 90's RPG the characters of Die are trapped in. Admittedly, this is clever, but it didn't make me like the characters any better. (It also made me wonder why the heck one of them didn't recognize it from the get-go.) The only reason I rated this two stars instead of one is because of the art and (particularly) the letterer; the thought- and speech-balloons were well-placed with nice colors for the different characters. Sorry.

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