What makes one want to crawl through an air conditioning shaft in the middle of the worst summer day?Â For John McClane it is all in the line of duty as he ends up being the most qualified police officer to infiltrate a massage parlor under siege.
Here it is, the final issue of the first story arc of Die Hard: Year One. If you think John McClane is going to bite the bullet, you really donâ€™t know John McClane. And even if you do know John McClane, there is still a surprise of two waiting inside this fourth issue.
One thing that stands out about the first Die Hard movie is how long it took to get to the end of the first act. It wasnâ€™t until John McClane hot footed it across the hallway to the stairwell that the action finally took off. Once those first 30 minutes passed, the film turned into one heck of an action flick. For Boom! Studiosâ€™ Die Hard: Year One, issue three marks the beginning of the action.
The Bicentennial year of 1976 was a great time for celebration, but in New York City, beat cop John McClane is having a heck of a time with throng of revelers, dealing with the richest of the rich, and of course thereâ€™s that whole issue of corrupt cops on the force.
When Entertainment Weekly named John McClane as one of the Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture, they probably never took into account that the hero who gets the job done when no one else will started out as a New York beat cop in the 1970s.Â Sure beating the crap out of international terrorists seems pretty glamorous, but what was McClaneâ€™s life like before that fateful flight to L.A.?
Yippee-Ki-Yay everybody!Â Boom Studios is getting adapting another IP into comic book form, this time taking John McClane and spinning a tale of his first year as a NYC police officer.Â The series is written by Howard Chaykin and follows the new police officer during the 1976 Bicentennial celebration.Â It’s all part of Boom’s comics arriving in August 2009.