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The Sacrificers #2

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Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 10 critic ratings.

The world has only ever known order. There is no feast, there is no famine—there is just enough. There is no flood, there is no drought—there is just enough. The overlords make everything perfect, keeping everything in harmonious moderation, under one condition… one great sacrifice has now come due.

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
40 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CGK5MC7S

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Major Spoilers

    The Sacrificers #2 continues to intrigue and surprise. The story appears simple so far, but it is thought-provoking, exploring what can happen when the mysteries of religion are mysteries, and the interpretation of them is left to people without a full understanding of what is behind them.

  • 100

    COMICON

    The Sacrificers continues to be weird in all the best ways, and between the stellar art and existential dialog, I hope this book is around for a while because this is the flavor of weirdness the world needs more of.

  • 95

    Comical Opinions

    THE SACRIFICERS #2 is an emotional rollercoaster exploring how different people from different walks of life perceive an unavoidable fate. Reminder’s writing is the best it’s ever been, and Fiumara’s art delivers one gut punch after another.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Remender continues to craft a solid, thrilling story filled with interesting characters and surprises. There is a great level of suspense and tension throughout this issue as the characters react to the unknown elements of their situation. Not knowing where they are going or why causes the group to act in ways that heighten the drama and adding in the element of a true believer increases the drama and tension. I continue to be engaged and immersed in this world and look forward to seeing what happens next.

    The Art: Fiumara delivers beautifully detailed and breathtaking imagery throughout the issue. The visuals capture the eye and the imagination and I find myself looking through panels and pages to immerse myself in the tone and emotion of the story.

  • 90

    Gonkbonk

    With its captivating premise, emotional storytelling, and jaw-dropping art, The Sacrificers is just one of those series that hits hard right off the gate. The entire creative team is working at the top of their game to deliver a comic that leaves you wanting to learn and understand more about its fascinating world. If you’re someone who loves immersing themselves in fantasy worlds, this comic needs to be on your pull list yesterday.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    In The Sacrificers #2, Rick Remender and Max Fiumara delve into Tomorrow’s harsh world and its overlords’ demands from communities. This issue introduces diverse Sacrificers, reflecting their communities’ varying treatment. Remender’ssignature ambiguity engages readers while expanding the narrative. However, it lacks his usual moments of profound silence. The artwork blends seamlessly with the story, breathing life into characters and enhancing the overall experience. It is genuinely exciting that the first issue was successful and wish the same for the second issue.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    As with issues#1 Remender continues to pull no punches, and The Sacrificers already represents some of his most dark, strange, and wonderfully poetic work. It’s an absorbing, tense story drenched in high fantasy goodness topped off with majestic artwork. A work well on the way to becoming another Rick Remender & Image comics master collaboration!

  • 85

    AIPT

    It’s easy to paint this as another solid entry from Remender and his equally solid collaborators. But I think where those other titles-series did some good work, this one is truly special. It’s many layers engage and infuriate, uplift, and decimate with such fluidic grace that I never know where I stand, and that’s a huge accomplishment. It’s a book that’s focused not on suffering as a means of worldbuilding or fostering some faux air of depth. Rather, it’s about locking the reader and the characters together on a journey through a deeply human experience. Who knows the destination (much like Pigeon and company), but this journey will leave most of us wholly changed.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    A solid second issue that takes the reader on a wild journey but still ends with more questions than answers! There’s a ton left to unpack with what roles the different creatures will play and how their actions could impact the cultural norms of the society.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    The Sacrificers #2 focuses its narrative on the world below, specifically the children led in chains toward some nebulous sacrifice. Those around Pigeon are given their own perspectives, ranging from Noom who sees this ritual as a life-giving celebration to a pair of human children who rely upon self-interest and violence to persist. It serves as a tour of a land with varied inhabitants and cultures while simultaneously building a sense of intrigue about what exactly is to be sacrificed – a mystery only deepened in the issue’s final pages. Throughout this journey Max Fiumara’s work provides each new climate and civilization with its own personality. Noom’s Orca-like people and their grand halls are instantly memorable, even when appearing in only a few pages, and the montage of difficult treks provides a sprawling sense of scope. Wherever The Sacrificers is building toward, its purposeful pacing and gorgeous realization promises readers this is a story worth their patience.

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