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The John McClane Saga Continues: Three Books Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Die Hard’

In celebration of the 30-year anniversary of this successful film franchise, Insight Editions presents three action-packed books loaded with film stills and graphic illustrations for Die Hard and comics fans alike. Yippee-ki-yay!

Riding on the success of last year’s bestseller, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, Insight Editions will be releasing in October Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History and A Million Ways to Die Hard.

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History takes an in-depth look at the entire Die Hard saga, and A Million Ways to Die Hard continues to build on the fan-favorite storyline with an original graphic novel. Spoofing on the time-honored poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic continues to be a Die Hard fan favorite.

 

A Million Ways to Die Hard

Written by Frank Tieri | Illustrated by Mark Texeira

Die Hard is a quintessential action film. Its catchphrases, themes, and characters—such as John McClane and Hans Gruber—have become an enduring part of popular culture.

Thirty years after the release of Die Hard, the deadly adventures of John McClane continue in the explosive new comic A Million Ways to Die Hard (Insight Comics / October 16, 2018 / $19.99).

In this new story, a retired John McClane is being pulled back into the game by a dangerous foe he never thought he’d face again—a psychotic serial killer with a theatrical taste for casting his victims in reproductions of Hollywood’s greatest and deadliest films!

With a suspenseful new story by industry veterans Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira, A Million Ways to Die Hard is packed with all the humor, action, and firepower that defines the Die Hard series. It’s sure to thrill fans everywhere.

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History

Written by James Mottram and David S. Cohen

Insight Editions, the publisher of the best-selling A Die Hard Christmas, is pleased to announce Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History (October 23, 2018 / $50.00). Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking action film, Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History takes an in-depth look at the entire Die Hard saga.

Loosely based on Roderick Thorp’s novel Nothing Lasts Forever, Die Hard (1988) saw Moonlighting’s rising star Bruce Willis seamlessly transition from TV success to movie stardom in a film so taut, explosive, and full of suspense that it would define the action movie genre for decades to come. Directed by John McTiernan (Predator), Die Hard also starred revered British stage actor Alan Rickman, who made lead villain Hans Gruber so deliciously malevolent that audiences didn’t know whether to love him or hate him.

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History tells the complete story of the making of Die Hard and its sequels through exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of each film and a wealth of rare and unseen imagery, including set photography and concept art. Also exploring Die Hard’s endurance through comics, video games, and other merchandise, this comprehensive book tells the full story of the saga and its remarkable 30-year legacy.

 

A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Written by Doogie Horner | Illustrated by JJ Harrison

The tree is decorated, chestnuts are roasting, and snow is falling softly. What better way to wait for Santa than curling up on the couch to watch a beloved holiday movie–none other than Die Hard!

Named the “perfect Christmas movie” by Entertainment Weekly, Die Hard has arguably become a modern holiday classic.

Given Die Hard’s place in Americans’ annual holiday traditions, Insight Editions couldn’t resist collaborating with comedian and author Doogie Horner to publish A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic (October 2017; $16.99), inspired by the time-honored poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Complete with machine guns, European terrorists, and a cop who’s forced to rely on all his cunning and skills−and the help of a fellow officer−to save the day, this humorous storybook is the perfect gift for any Die Hard fan. Filled with clever illustrations and an irreverent story, this cleverly reimagined homage is sure to make readers’ bellies shake–like a bowl full of jelly!

For more details visit insighteditions.com

 

 

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