Death or Glory, Vol. 1
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy of truckers, the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved, dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with 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 teams up with legendary French superstar Bengal to bring 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.Collects DEATH OR GLORY #1-5

Death or Glory, Vol. 1 Details

TitleDeath or Glory, Vol. 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534308589
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Mystery, Crime, Graphic Novels Comics

Death or Glory, Vol. 1 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Glory’s pa needs a liver transplant. Luckily her ex is in deep with the mob and she knows about a cash drop she can heist - but things don’t go quite so peachy. I know, shocking right - who knew ripping off gangsters would land you into a whole world of hurt?? Rick Remender just isn’t a very good writer and his latest, Death or Glory, Volume 1: She’s Got You, is another sloppily-constructed story. None of the characters were interesting. Glory is the archetypical Strong Female Protagonist, which Glory’s pa needs a liver transplant. Luckily her ex is in deep with the mob and she knows about a cash drop she can heist - but things don’t go quite so peachy. I know, shocking right - who knew ripping off gangsters would land you into a whole world of hurt?? Rick Remender just isn’t a very good writer and his latest, Death or Glory, Volume 1: She’s Got You, is another sloppily-constructed story. None of the characters were interesting. Glory is the archetypical Strong Female Protagonist, which isn’t compelling, and her quest is too virtuous - gotta save mah dying pee-paw! Oh, please. Generic, too-easy motivation. The hitman with the liquid nitrogen smacked of Cormac McCarthy’s Anton Chigurh, another psycho with an unusual method of execution, and he was pointless anyway. Speaking of pointless, Glory acquires a sidekick who doesn’t do anything besides slow her down for no reason. I don’t buy her ex’s love for her - he’s this one-dimensional villain who’s there as a plot contrivance more than anything - and there’s a couple of Amish-looking girls included for no other reason than they looked different? The lack of imagination and story conveniences pile up. When she needs a car, an unattended one - who also just happens to be owned by a dickhead - shows up. You know the bad guy’s a bad guy because he’s cutting people up to sell for food. And look, how agreeable to be ripping off someone who just happens to be trafficking in organs when you’re in the market for an organ! And then the corny ending with the truckers - bleurgh! Bengal’s art is nice - I’m glad he’s sticking to the visual side of comics as he’s an even worse writer than Remender! - and there’s a lot of flashy car chases (though they’re surprisingly unexciting to read for all that). But that’s all Death or Glory is: superficially slick-looking with a very shallow, one-note and overly simplistic story that never grabbed me. Another Rick Remender turkey!
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    Dang been awhile since I didn't love a Rick Remender book. So this is about a Glory, who kind of just had enough of her life. Freedoms are being stripped from her and she decides to take control of her life. She can't save her father because she doesn't have the money and healthcare is a joke (Wow, this is pretty close to the truth now haha) And so she needs to rob and steal. So begins the mission but she isn't a trained robber and of course everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Good: The Dang been awhile since I didn't love a Rick Remender book. So this is about a Glory, who kind of just had enough of her life. Freedoms are being stripped from her and she decides to take control of her life. She can't save her father because she doesn't have the money and healthcare is a joke (Wow, this is pretty close to the truth now haha) And so she needs to rob and steal. So begins the mission but she isn't a trained robber and of course everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Good: The art is pretty interesting, I like the design of a lot of the world and characters. Glory is a interesting enough character and her struggle with the system and it's fuck ups is good. Bad: The characters, especially the side cast, is so uninteresting. I really tried to care but I just couldn't. I also thought the ending was full. A little too much talking about nothing in the middle. I just...I guess I couldn't connect with anyone but Glory. Overall it wasn't horrible but I wanted to like it more and couldn't. Which is a shame, cause Rick Remender is top 5 writers for me right now. A 2 out of 5.
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  • Donovan
    January 1, 1970
    Glitzy artwork like bottomless margaritas, dizzying action moves the plot, and characters that are surprisingly more than paper dolls. Subsequent arcs might frost this adrenaline cake.
  • Rory Wilding
    January 1, 1970
    Having written for Image Comics since 2005, Rick Remender has produced so many titles and at this point, he has five comic books that are currently ongoing. In between these titles, Remender wrote the excellent sci-fi Tokyo Ghost, which finished after ten issues, so whether or not he has a long plan for his latest comic Death or Glory, does it stay on the road or go off the grid?Please click here for my full review.
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  • Jakub Kvíz
    January 1, 1970
    Tak Seven to Eternity zatim zustava jedinou Remenderovou veci, ktera me nadchla...Glory je akcni zalezitost, u ktery mam pocit, ze sem jednotlivy prvky uz nekde videl.Hlavni hrdinka Glory zije v komunite truckeru, ktera funguje “off the grid”, a potrebuje sehnat prachy na tatovu operaci. Kdyz se ji v heist nepovede poprvy, je to ok, kdyz podruhy, tak uz to na me zacina pusobit jako nastavovana kase.Neni to vylozene spatny, cte se to celkem dobre, kresba je fajn, ale proste “nejsem cilovka”.
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  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    3.5*. Remender is one of my fave writers. The story here just doesn't seem to be at the same level as his other Image series. The story seems a little simple in narrative, the dying father and villains are a little cliched and he doesnt seem to touch on any political/social issues which is normally his strong suit. The artwork is awesome and detailed. Especially the car scenes. Not the best I've read from Remender but its still an enjoyable fast paced action thriller.
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  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm. I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. Nor can I think of what to say about it. It’s definitely a rick remender book so if you like his stuff then you will like this. 4 stars I guess.
  • Kenny
    January 1, 1970
    Guts and Glory on tenterhooks
  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    A decent crime drama here, as Rick Remender gives us a strong female with a cause – and a lot more morals than some of her ilk. Our heroine thinks she can just get away with a heist or two to pay for her father's life-saving operation, and seeing as her ex is total scum it's fairly easy to just tag along and know where the bad bucks ripe for being snatched are. The problem – for her and the book – is that it actually leads to something much darker, and implausible. The very first issue has someo A decent crime drama here, as Rick Remender gives us a strong female with a cause – and a lot more morals than some of her ilk. Our heroine thinks she can just get away with a heist or two to pay for her father's life-saving operation, and seeing as her ex is total scum it's fairly easy to just tag along and know where the bad bucks ripe for being snatched are. The problem – for her and the book – is that it actually leads to something much darker, and implausible. The very first issue has someone using liquid nitrogen from a squirt-gun as a weapon, but that's not the only fantasy-based element to hinder the story. On the whole, though, it's a fine ride – a lot of character, as conveyed by one particularly wordy issue, and also a lot of action, with cars doing what would take days for a cinema stunt team to rig up. Finally, while there is more to come from this series, it actually works as a stand-alone, and that's so damnably rare it just has to be pointed out. So you don't have to come back for more – although I suspect with this quality you will.
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  • Sierra
    January 1, 1970
    So, rarely do I not like comics. I like to believe I can find something good about every one I read but sometimes it is difficult to. This one wasn't bad. The art is pretty good, it has some great colors and some get action scenes. I really like Rick Remender, Im not afraid to pick up something new from him because I know it'll be good. And again, the book is good. BUT there was something about it that didnt satisfy me. Im not sure if its because you dont get to see much of Glory's real personal So, rarely do I not like comics. I like to believe I can find something good about every one I read but sometimes it is difficult to. This one wasn't bad. The art is pretty good, it has some great colors and some get action scenes. I really like Rick Remender, Im not afraid to pick up something new from him because I know it'll be good. And again, the book is good. BUT there was something about it that didnt satisfy me. Im not sure if its because you dont get to see much of Glory's real personality before she starts the heist. Im not sure if its because the story is a bit over the top (yes even for a comic). Really fun read, but something felt like it was missing. Maybe it was heart. Which is funny because it tries so hard to. Maybe too hard? I also think that one volume coulda covered everything they wanted to do... cause I cant see what ridiculousness is gonna happen in the next. Really wanted to like this book more then I did, maybe the next arch will be stronger.
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  • -RadioactiveBookworm-
    January 1, 1970
    If you're looking for an action packed comic with a little wholesome twist then this is the comic for you. Following Glory Owen, a girl raised off the grid by truckers, or one specific trucker, it begins with a seemingly unrelated scene. A man in a restaurant orders an obscene amount of burgers, the workers get upset, he kills them with liquid nitrogen. That's an interesting start, right?Check out my full review here!https://radioactivebookreviews.wordpr...
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  • Kazima
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was a surprise and a lesson in not judging a book by its cover! I didn't think I was going to particularly like this. I thought it was going to be about cars and racing, and that the glory of the title referred to the glory of winning or something. I was wrong and I'm glad. "We've all been stuck in something we couldn't get out of. Riddled with anxiety and dreams of packing it all up, unplugging from the game, and heading off into the unknown horizon. This is a story about someone who Well, that was a surprise and a lesson in not judging a book by its cover! I didn't think I was going to particularly like this. I thought it was going to be about cars and racing, and that the glory of the title referred to the glory of winning or something. I was wrong and I'm glad. "We've all been stuck in something we couldn't get out of. Riddled with anxiety and dreams of packing it all up, unplugging from the game, and heading off into the unknown horizon. This is a story about someone who did."
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 2.1
  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    This is the female mechanic open road heist story with subtle commentary on the broken American health care system that you've always wanted. Bengal's art fits the screaming RPM pace of Rick Remender's writing to a T. Glory is engaging as a reluctant outlaw and the wild cast of supporting characters (some of whom have some novel BDSM practices) supports the romping action. Glorious.
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  • Sebastian Song
    January 1, 1970
    A haunting tale of the battle between the darkness and goodness of man and woman. Can't wait for the second story arc. Well done, Mr Remender
  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    A Rick Remender crime comic, which isn't generally where I think his talents are best used, but at least this one is partly about how the US healthcare system is a disgrace, so its heart is in the right place. Which is more than can be said if you're a poor American with cardiac issues. It has a pro-gun control subtext too - again yay - but also some of the same grumpy old anti-TV belling we saw in Tokyo Ghost, which is always going to feel at best lacking in self awareness and at worst a bit 'D A Rick Remender crime comic, which isn't generally where I think his talents are best used, but at least this one is partly about how the US healthcare system is a disgrace, so its heart is in the right place. Which is more than can be said if you're a poor American with cardiac issues. It has a pro-gun control subtext too - again yay - but also some of the same grumpy old anti-TV belling we saw in Tokyo Ghost, which is always going to feel at best lacking in self awareness and at worst a bit 'Do it to Julia' from a guy who writes comics. The villains tend towards the blackly comic in a way you feel Aaron or Ennis would handle with more aplomb, while here they feel a bit cargo cult, not least because they're never actually funny. Art is by Bengal, who's pretty good with screeching tyres and speeding metal, though I'll admit that much of the joy I derive from Bengal's art consists in picturing a Bengal tiger at a drawing board. But the fundamental problem is that the comic seems to have bought into the 'live free or die' ethos of Glory's dad, despite the story itself demonstrating that once you need complex medical care, that isn't an 'or', it's an 'and'.(Edelweiss ARC)
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