‘Die Hard: Year One’ Could Be Both A Prequel and Sequel To The Original

It was inevitable. A sixth Die Hard has officially entered the development stage over at 20th Century Fox. Bruce Willis will be returning for another go-around as heroic New York cop John McClane, an ordinary guy who always finds himself embroiled in extraordinary situations that usually involve a high body count and billions of dollars in property damage.

Len Wiseman, who directed 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, is in negotiations with the studio to return to the franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will serve as producer.

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Comic Review: Die Hard Year One #8

Die Hard Year One #8
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art by Gabriel Andrade Jr.
Colors by Stephen Downer
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 14, 2010

John McClane saves the day again in Die Hard Year One #8. As the blackout rages on in New York City John wraps up the hostage situation in true McClane fashion. The real villains behind the blackout and their real plans are revealed. McClane and his partner Detective Olga Cruces work to find the criminals responsible for the blackout and stop the bank robbery in progress. As a nice taste of what is to come there is a nice juicy peek into McClane’s future on the last page.

Howard Chaykin continues to blow me away with one of the best licensed properties out there. The twists and turns that usually are easily seen in a prequel work very well in every issue of this comic. Chaykin is great at taking what is essentially an action movie and splitting it into multiple issues while keeping just enough exposition and action in each one of the issues. I continue to put this book at the top of my stack every week, excited to see what happens next in McClane’s first year on the Force and how he meets all of his friends and foes before the movies happen.

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