The White Trees #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
9.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating


Violence is on the wind, and Krylos hasn't taken a breath in decades. Can he save his son AND his soul while regaining the trust of lost friends?
The gorgeous, spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES-written by CHIP ZDARSKY and illustrated by KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON-concludes!

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Sep 25, 2019

    The White Trees uses grandeur as a vehicle to discover the humane, and in doing so delivers one of the best fantasy comics of 2019. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 25, 2019

    After the first issue of The White Trees, I had high expectations and this team wasn’t about to let those expectations go unmet. They delivered a glorious second issue with everything I wanted and more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 24, 2019

    As Zdarsky and Anka's first major foray into fantasy, this series has been a massive success, and readers can only hope that there will be more content in this universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Sep 25, 2019

    The colors may paint a bright vivid world, but WHITE TREES #2's plot showcases the dark, emotional side of the fantasy land. Plainly put, White Trees is a fantasy that'll go down as a classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Sep 25, 2019

    Overall this is one heck of an entertaining comic book, the unmistakably cinematic visual elements add to the brilliant use of more traditional sequential art storytelling. Zdarsky and company pack so much complex storytelling into this dense two issue narrative that it reads like a graphic novel. If you missed out on the first issue, as many local shops sold out, fear not. The good people at Image Comics have gone back for a second printing of issue #1 so it should be available shortly. I recommend grabbing both as this will hopefully be only our first visit to the world of Blacksand. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Sep 28, 2019

    White Trees #2 is a bittersweet tale that lingers after the final panel is read. It really is stunning how well crafted the series as a whole feels with there being only two issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Sep 24, 2019

    White Trees was a quick and blessing breeze which came along as fast as it went away. Yet, it is easily one of the best fantasy comics of the year because whatever the team chose to do, they did it right. If you don't like the story you'll like the characters, if not that the artwork. It's a simple and entertaining plot done with tons of style and passions easily making this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Sep 26, 2019

    The White Trees is beautiful in so many ways; the narrative craft and visual aesthetics on display here are nothing less than gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Sep 25, 2019

    Zdarskys trademark voice was all-but absent in the previous issue, but here its very distinct and his range as a writer is on full-display. The dialogue is full of humor and heartbreak, as is the story itself. The genius lettering by Aditya Bidikar adds just enough personality to Zdarskys words, while keeping within the style of this dark and broody tale. I only hope this whole team returns to the world of Blacksand one day soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 27, 2019

    The first issue of The White Trees was so smart about its worldbuilding and scope that it seemed capable of sustaining an ongoing series to further build on all that, yet it's to the creative team's credit that they stick the landing on the single story they want to tell in this realm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Linda H. Codega Sep 30, 2019

    A satisfying and gorgeous end to a two-part run that serves Dungeons and Dragons fantasy alongside deep, sexy characters and intense emotional conflicts. Read Full Review

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