Them’s The Breaks In Death or Glory #1

Death or Glory #1
Death or Glory #1, Image Comics (2018)

The first issue Death or Glory #1 under Image Comics is out this week. Image (as we always say) is coming out with fantastic runs of comics this year, we even made a post about what to look forward to. So, Death or Glory #1, of course, was on our radar.

“Live free, or die.”

So, let’s jump right into who creates this masterpiece of a comic. Death or Glory #1 is written by Rick Remender and art by Bengal. Both are executed very well, but we will get to that in a minute. However, in this first issue, we meet Glory.

Death or Glory #1: What’s The Story?

Glory was raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers. The last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. In order to pay for her beloved dying father’s surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists. This heist involves mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying.

New York Times bestselling author Rick Remender and French-artist superstar have teamed up to bring us Death or Glory #1. It brings you a high-speed chase across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life.

Glory Comes In A Big Package

The incredible main character, Glory, who happens to be a strong-willed female is the lead of this story. Drawn beautifully, written fantastically and above all, a powerful first issue. Remender does an exceptional job of creating a story around this concept of family.

Not only family but what we would do if one of our own was in trouble. That is what pushes Glory. At least, that is what it seems pushes Glory in this first issue. While we don’t get much to go off on, we do get enough to keep us on the edge of our seat.

Among the spectacular writing, Bengal adds to that with the fantastic art. It leaves one speechless when looking at it in Death or Glory #1. Between the vibrant reds and pastel purples, each panel stands out. They are memorable and unique as you read this first issue. What a way to start with a bang!

The writing and art compliment each other in an attractive way. While this comic is rated mature for the themes and language, it doesn’t scream mature when you first read it. It has a quite nostalgic and homely feel to it at first. Although you don’t know the story yet, you feel as though you do. And, by the end, you are engrossed.

We Need More From Death or Glory #1

This story begins and ends with a bang, it leaves you wanting more and needing more. Between the writing and art of this issue, we really get what this series is capable of. Without telling too much about this first issue, we get an insight into the future of the series.

A lot of weird things happen.

Glory, we learn used to be married and is trying to save her father figure, Red. People can turn into ice with a hose and completely freeze to death (main arc later on). Glory has a hard time holding a gun (still unsure as to why). However, even though she may not be able to hold a gun — she can kick major butt, which helps her out in her quest to get money for a surgery that Red needs.

We get a glimpse into what this story will consist of and the craziness that will ensue later on. And, let me tell you guys, we can’t wait for it…

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