White Savior #1

Writer: Eric Nguyen, Scott Burman Artist: Eric Nguyen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

An ancient prophecy foretold of an outsider that would save the peaceful village of Inoki from an unstoppable army-a man who would confuse the people at first with his unconventional ways, but lead them to the light. Nathan Garin, Captain in the United States Army, known for his viciousness in battle on the American frontier, could be that man . . . if he weren't such an awful, drunken idiot. Now it's up to Japanese-American teacher Todd Parker to warn the good people of Inoki of Garin's true nature before he causes the very death and destruction they are counting on him to avert!

o By Eric Nguyen, artist on Old Man Logan and Strange more

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 22, 2023

    Overall, White Savior #1 is a fresh take on the time travel parody. It challenges stereotypes, presents realistic people of color, and still feels groundbreaking. The story by Eric Nguyen and Scott Burman is exhilarating, perceptive, and captivating. The art by the creative team is magnificent. Altogether, a story that feels like a cross between Back To The Future and Real Genius, both irreverent and pertinent. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 18, 2023

    The artwork is top-notch, with Nguyen changing up his style between the scenes set in the past, modern times and the stories of Todd's grandfather. (These last moments almost seemed to parody Frank Miller's work on Ronin, but I am not certain that is intentional.) The colors by Iwan Joko Triyono are equally well-varied based on the setting and the letters by Micha Myers are well done. White Savior is a must-read for all fans of a good comedy and samurai fans looking for a spirited satire. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Cole Jan 26, 2023

    A bit of forced humor aside, White Savior #1 is a solid opener that establishes a great foundation for the rest of the series. The clever script pairs nicely with the creative and nuanced artwork. And Im eager to see how our hero pairs with the supposed hero Capt. Garin. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - John Schaidler Jan 18, 2023

    White Savior #1 explodes one of Hollywood's most insidious and insulting tropes rooted in the glorification of the colonial past. Working to decolonize The Hero's Journey isn't only the right thing to do in the hands of Eric Nyugen and Scott Burman, it's absurdly fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jan 6, 2023

    You figure out pretty quickly that White Savior doesn't take itself very seriously. That's a great thing for the reader, because the constant barrage of humor, along with some nicely differentiated artwork, helps this book to stand out from the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 14, 2023

    I love the look of the issue. The visuals are vibrant and engaging. The art style is perfect for both the comedic elements of the story and its expressive characters as well as the beautifully detailed action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 18, 2023

    Be sure to check this one out. White Savior pokes fun at The Last Samurai tale and does so with style. I can't wait to see what happens next. On sale today from Dark Horse Comics! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 1, 2023

    White Savior #1 is an excellent kick-off issue. Theres a very obvious joke here that the creators arent scared of, but the first issue doesnt lean on it. Todd is a fantastic character and is a big reason this issue is so successful. This book lays out a fun story that readers will enjoy and is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 18, 2023

    White Savior is clearly establishing itself to be something interesting but its first issue spends most of its real estate explaining its lead character and his attitude in a clumsy fashion. Read Full Review

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