The White Trees #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
9.1Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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MINISERIES PREMIERE! Acclaimed Daredevil writer CHIP ZDARSKY teams up with superstar Runaways artists KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON for this spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES! In the fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war-and each other-for one last adventure?

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Aug 14, 2019

    The White Trees has reminded at least one reader how reading comics can feel like pure magic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 13, 2019

    This is a unique and excellent offering from all the creators involved. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 14, 2019

    Basically, The White Trees #1 is a fantastic comic book in every way and I am very excited to see more of this story from this team. I already feel like I am on this journey with the characters and I can’t wait to head with them further into this battle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 20, 2019

    If youre a fan of fantasy or a great story TheWhite Trees #1 should be on your pull list! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 14, 2019

    In a year filled to the brim of great comics and storytelling The White Trees #1 shines brightly. Plus it has a map, who doesn't love maps? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 15, 2019

    "The White Trees" #1 is fantasy in comics done right. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham Aug 15, 2019

    Three brutal warriors have aided in keeping peace among the land for over twenty years against a group called the Trilonians. But when their children go missing, it seems war may be brewing on the horizon. Writer Chip Zdarsky along with artist Kris Anka and colorist Matt Wilson present THE WHITE TREES #1 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Aug 17, 2019

    The White Trees #1 is genuinely wonderful. In a short time, Zdarsky, Anka, and Wilson manage to not only engage the reader in its characters, but in its world as well. This book's not just impressive in terms of telling a captivating story, it's fantastic from a craft standpoint. It's the way comics like this should be done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 13, 2019

    While I am curious about how the two-part structure of this series will sustain over time, The White Trees #1 is a gorgeous, thematically rich debut issue. One that helmed by a new generation of creatives aiming to breath new life into a tired genre of comic books. We will have to see if they stick the landing, and have further plans for the lands and heroes of Blacksand, but for now The White Trees #1 is a worthy adventure waiting at this week’s comic shelves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 16, 2019

    A strong piece of storytelling that not only tells a tragic, personal story, but also lays the groundwork for a whole world. Solid art paired with gorgeous colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 14, 2019

    A gorgeous and thematically-understated comic that lives in the relationships between its characters, White Trees #1 is a welcome addition to the industrys current slate of fantasy options. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Aug 13, 2019

    White Trees is a comic I could quite easily have missed, and Im very glad I didnt. From the character design to the sprawling scenery, the combination of lines and colours are well chosen in every panel. Even when there is a lack of detail, it merely serves to draw the eye and always feels intentional. When you combine this with such well-crafted and emotive narrative you get yourself a book that you really need to consider picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 14, 2019

    The White Trees it is a good story. Since the story is only two parts, it is short and to the point. Zdarsky and Anka have done a wonderful job with the characters and the art. With the second part coming out next month we can see a quick end to a story that most authors would try to prolong, adding longevity without reason. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Rogues Portal - Michael Farris Jr. Aug 14, 2019

    White Trees is a very fantastical, and it presents a mature, new high-fantasy realm for us to dive into. While certain graphic scenes might turn some readers off, the themes of family and belonging are universally engaging. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    ohhaimark Aug 14, 2019


    -The art was good. I've never been quite as in love with Anka's art as others, but it did it's job and suited the fantasy environment well.

    -The flashback scenes were good. They definitely tried a bit too hard to be profound and emotional, but I appreciate them for what they were.

    -The dragon battle was cool if a bit anticlimactic.

    THE BAD:

    -This was really disappointing. One of my favorite writers writing one of my favorite genres for one of my favorite publishers? This should have been awesome. Instead it was a mess.

    -I felt like we got dropped into this world way too quickly. I had no time to adjust to this fantasy environment and how exactly it works, so it more

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 3, 2019

    I thought this was really interesting and the art is beautiful.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Aug 20, 2019

    This took a while to get to a place I found interesting. Literally, the last few pages. Fantasy isn't really my thing so I didn't really find the setting interesting. As for the nudity and sex, I liked what it meant for the main character and the role it served in telling that story. But I could take it or leave it. You didn't need it but it's there, I guess. I just wish it didn't take so long to get to an interesting place. I'm really looking forward to issue two because of those last pages, but if those weren't there, I'd be stuck with a competently made story that is not my thing at all.

  • 1.0
    Cpd113 Aug 20, 2019

    It’s hard to find anything good about this book. The pacing, art, and lettering were below average. The story was all over the place. I think it is trying to use homosexuality as a selling point instead of the depth of the characters. It was the worst comic I have ever purchased and will not be buying the second.

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