White Savior #2

Writer: Eric Nguyen Artist: Eric Nguyen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Yesterday, Todd Parker was ignoring his grandfather's story about the decimation of the ancient Japanese village of Inoki. Today, Todd is stranded in Inoki just days before its destruction. The good news is that he knows how this turns out. The villagers place their trust in a savior who is anything but a savior. But how is he going to convince them not to follow that man when they've branded our scrawny hero the village idiot? Todd Parker, ignorer of stories passed down from generation to generation, is the only thing standing between Inoki and destruction.

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Cole Mar 3, 2023

    This issue effectively maintains the momentum from the first issue while adding enough to pushing the story forward an interesting direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 18, 2023

    Nguyen delivers some beautifully detailed and exciting art throughout. I love the visual difference between the village story and the bad guys castle. The contrast is fantastic and everything from the violence to the character designs draw you into the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 18, 2023

    Overall, White Savior #2 is a hilarious issue which leans into the fourth wall and goes right through the paper mache wall. The story by Nguyen and Burman, is side splittingly funny. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that is even funnier than the premise, thanks to its brilliant creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 19, 2023

    White Savior is perfectly irreverent with a clever concept that with its brief four-issue run wont overstay its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 20, 2023

    This book is going to split opinions, for a variety of reasons. One, the idea of knocking the "white saviour whilst also providing a kind of alternative saviour element could be off putting to some. Second, the humour content is huge, with not just the characters getting in the act, but also the creators looking to break the fourth wall several times to deliver direct messages to the readers. They aren't the first to try this trick, nor will they be the last. How you feel about that type of thing may change how you look at this book. If, this causes a negative impact, it would be a shame as you would miss out on a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 22, 2023

    White Savior #2 is better than the last issue and thats saying something. With all the set-up out of the way, the book can concentrate on the humor and building the plot. Nguyen, Burman, Triyoko, and Myers are doing brilliant humor with this book, while also poking an outdated trope for all its worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - John Schaidler Feb 15, 2023

    With gorgeous artwork, wonderful layouts, and a steady stream of wisecracking dialogue, this second issue is the whole package. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Feb 10, 2023

    It's you're looking for a laugh a minute while reading, White Savior is the right book for you. It never takes itself seriously, as it turns the trope of a white savior on its head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Feb 15, 2023

    'White Savior' is unapologetic, unpretentious, and gloriously goofy. In a medium that sometimes takes itself too seriously, something like 'White Savior' that's more Mel Brooks than Frank Miller is a refreshing comic built for laughs.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 15, 2023

    It's clear what co-writers Scott Burman and Eric Nguyen (who also serves as the book's artist) are going for, but the lame jokes simply make it unappealing. Read Full Review

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