Sword Daughter #2

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Mack Chater Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Revenge is violent and heartbreaking, but for Dag and his semi-feral daughter, the clash of swords is a chance to heal old wounds. First stop is the Shetlands and a serial killer who must be put down.

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 9, 2018

    Sword Daughter #2 pushes the narrative forward with a stop in Ireland and a conversation with a killer. The tension between Dags and Elsbeth continues to build, as the daughter is not yet ready to forgive her father. The artwork is wonderful, giving the perfect aesthetic to this story. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Eric Goebelbecker Jul 9, 2018

    In "Sword Daughter" #2 the series finds its footing on good ground. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jul 13, 2018

    Two issues in and Sword Daughter is definitely trending in the right direction. I continue to be impressed by the strong father/daughter dynamic on display here, which helps it to feel more personal to me. Personalities are also beginning to become fleshed out as we get a side story that allowed our heroes to reach beyond their own needs in an effort to help others and stop a killer. It may seem a little early to deviate from the main path, but when the story is this entertaining and the artwork is this good, that's hardly something worth complaining about. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jul 4, 2018

    Overall, I'm enjoying the pacing of the narrative and the evolving dynamic between Dag and Elsbeth. I'm looking forward to seeing the barriers of their relationship break down as the story progresses, bridging the emotional gap and hopefully bringing them closer together. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 4, 2018

    I'm still unsure of where Sword Daughter will go but I'm thoroughly enjoying all the little quirks to it, such as Elsbeth's speech patterns and the things we're learning about Dag. The time on Shetland is intriguing even if it doesn't dig in as much as I'd like but it conveys what kind of journey that these two are on more than being a travelogue. Mack Chater is against delivering just a fantastic looking work with the layouts and how the characters are placed and Lauren Affe is really making it stand out all the more through its muted approach. It's wonderfully distinctive and appropriate for the tale at hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 2, 2018

    Continues to develop the characters well and render the year 991 AD very realistically. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jul 5, 2018

    Sword Daughter really is a gorgeous comic. It reads like one of those quiet video games, if anyone has played Brothers or something akin. In many of the scenes, I am very near to hearing the lapping of waves on the shore, or the steady drum of rainfall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jul 4, 2018

    Sword Daughter shaping up to be a journey worth going on, bumps in the road and all. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jul 7, 2018

    Dag and Elsbeth are closer to their revenge, and possibly of understanding the meaning of family. Read Full Review

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