Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, who previously worked together on Marvel’s Journey into Mystery, are rolling the dice on a new comic this December called “Die.” Clayton Clowes will letter the project.
“Stephanie and I have been wanting to work together forever – Journey Into Mystery 645 is one of my favourite things I’ve ever done, and this comes straight from there,” Gillen said in his weekly email newsletter. “The Earth needs a fantasy world created by Stephanie Hans, and I had to enable it.”
The story revolves around a group of teens who regularly play tabletop role-playing games. One night they mysteriously disappear, only to reappear two years later. Actually, forget my explanation — you can read this for yourself on this lovely, handy teaser the team put together:
“My two word cut-to-the-chase explanation is ‘Goth Jumanji,’ which certainly does the job,” Gillen said. “Being me, I’ve got a half dozen other things to throw around. Really, it’s an intense character drama about six adults whose lives have gone awry in all too human ways, set in a something that tried to do for D&D Precursor’s what Planetary did for the Superhero. It’s a lot. It’s ambitious. It’s deeply personal. It’s scarily beautiful. I think you’ll like it.”
You can read more about it in this interview with the Hollywood Reporter.