Die, Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ series about a group of teens sucked into a role-playing game, has won a 2020 British Fantasy Award.
“This is an amazing honour. Stephanie and I are totally humbled,” Gillen said on Twitter.
The British Fantasy Awards recognize fantasy and horror literature across a range of categories, including the “Best Comic/Graphic Novel” category. You can see the complete list of winners across all categories here. You can also see the full awards presentation on YouTube.
Other nominees in the comics category this year included 2000AD, Basketful of Heads, B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know, Vol. 3: Ragna Rok, DCeased and The Ozone Diary.
The award comes as Gillen and Hans prepare to release the final arc of the comic, titled “Bleed.” The arc kicks off in issue #16 and runs through issue #20, the series finale.
Here’s how Image describes the final arc: To go into the dark, you have to get to the dark. They never put a dungeon anywhere accessible, do they? Past sins haunt our party, and future sins permeate the landscape. Die’s closing arc begins as we began: with regrets and screaming.
“The concluding arc is always bittersweet,” Gillen said in a press release. “Sad that the adventure is coming to the end, but the wicked glee of finally being able to reveal all the bleak secrets we’ve been keeping.”
Die #16 arrives in stores May 5.