Young John McClane explored in Die Hard: Year One Comic

Young John McClane explored in Die Hard: Year One Comic


BOOM! Studios (the studio behind the Blade Runner Comic) is releasing a prequel to the Die Hard trilogy in comic book form called Die Hard: Year One.

Every great action hero got started somewhere: Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first DIE HARD movie, he’s just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976’s Bicentennial celebration. Too bad for John McClane, nothing’s ever that easy.

I’m not sure what I think about this.  In comic book form, prequels and spinoffs are easier to digest.  Hopefully no movie is put in the works.  The last thing we need is another Die Hard movie.  The originals will do just fine.

Here are some of the potential covers, I’d like to see the actual artwork before I form any opinion:

Die Hard: Year One is written by Howard Chaykin, with art by Stephen Thompson, and covers by Dave Johnson, Jock and John Paul Leon.  The Comic will be available in August of 2009.

[Source: Slashfilm]