Saga #20

Saga #20

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Something terrible happens.

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jun 26, 2014

    Twenty issues in and Saga continues to be a no-brainer. Saga is a comic you just don't ever want to end while you're reading it. This is a comic I know I can rely on for deep, imaginative storytelling and rich, mind blowing art, consistently. Here's to twenty more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Jun 27, 2014

    Are these the first steps towards the collapse of Marko and Alana's relationship? I'd like to believe that Vaughan and Staples aren't exactly telegraphing it the way I see it going. One of the amazing things about Saga is its creators' ability to shock and amaze us with brilliant art and turns in the story that are completely unexpected. The way I'm reading it, it seems too simple. Then again, that might be the whole point. Saga has proven itself to be a book that's as clever as it is beautiful, but the heart and soul of this story is the love between Marko and Alana. The tragedy of it all could be the collapse of their love because of the reality of their circumstances. They've been on the run since the moment they met and they continue to hide because they're never quite safe. That kind of pressure, that kind of stress would be enough to strain any marriage, so I'm curious to see where Vaughan and Staples take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Jun 27, 2014

    Overall, it's another issue great issue of Saga.This is one of the best creative teams in comics working on one of the best books in comics. Even in a slower paced issue where not much happens in the action department, there is so much happening emotionally. Vaughan is a master of structure and the curve ball he threw us last issue makes this issue far stronger than it would have been otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 25, 2014

    This is the issue where they admit it, Saga isn’t trying to change the world, maybe just change the way you feel, but only for a little bit. Even still, they want you to come back again and again for it, and I know I will. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jul 1, 2014

    Saga is a book that demands the attention of our entire medium. Even if you don't enjoy the modern day epic Vaughn and Staples are giving us you can't help but appreciate what it's done for the independent comic book market. This series has a bit of everything. Comedy, romance, heartbreak, politics, war, action, and it has it all while making each and every one of the characters grounded and relatable. This is something that you can give to your non-comic reading friends if you're trying to pull them into the medium and I can speak 100% from experience that they'll get hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 26, 2014

    Overall, Saga #20 is just as memorable as Saga #19. It features a twist that no one will see coming. Staples' art is gorgeous and memorable. The fourth arc of this should be entitled “all the feels” because that's what Vaughn and Staples are doing. It's heartbreaking to read but you can't turn away. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 25, 2014

    Saga #20 ups the stakes yet again, effectively marrying familial discord, amazing character work and world shaping violence. In other words, typical Saga through and through! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jun 27, 2014

    Like George R. R. Martin, Vaughan and Staples consistently remind readers that no character is safe -- and that we should be very, very afraid for what's to come. "Saga" #20 is no different with a slow, ominous build, foreshadowing aplenty, and one of the book's signature gut-wrenching conclusions. Even in its quieter moments, "Saga" still manages to knock it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 25, 2014

    Saga continues to impress by doing things the right way and developing interesting characters. While this was a slower issue that wasn't action packed, it was still very entertaining because the people behind it care about what they are doing. At this point, Staples and Vaughan seem as if they can do no wrong, and until proven otherwise, it's probably true. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 26, 2014

    Saga #20 is an issue that moves all the pieces forward just a little bit, while focusing mostly on the characters themselves. That's good enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    TomSQUAREy Apr 29, 2015

    What An ISSUE!!

  • 9.0
    Master Destructo Jul 8, 2014

    Saga continues to be top-of-the-reading-pile material. The outrageous first page is starting to be one of the beloved staples of the series (pun...intended), and this issue certainly delivers. Another of the beloved staples, besides the great letters page and well, Fiona, is the powerful ending, and the carryings-on of the janitor-samurai was pretty intense. I like this new character and really want to see more of his story.

  • 9.0
    DarioV Apr 19, 2015

    As a matter of fact, Saga is not the same comic book as before, but this isn't necessarily a downside, as the new take on the adventure is as bright and honest as the previous one. Betrayal, murder and, especially, drugs have never been more interesting to read about. I'm not really into what Marko is getting into, but I can understand his situation.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jun 27, 2014

    Saga never disappoints.

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Oct 2, 2014

    another great issue, even if just for the eye-candy ala Staples!

  • 8.0
    coby Jun 28, 2014

    When Alana takes the new drug and her world explodes and the letters are written in bubbles around her is definitely the best page of the week. Fiona Staples delivers beautiful art, as always. I'm also intrigued to see where this thing is going with Marko and the daycare lady. And the "[s]omething terrible"? It's kind of a big deal, but not even the part that most sticks out to me about this issue. Coby's Top 5 Comics of the Week

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 28, 2014

    At least something substantial happened at the end. This series is lived by everyone. To me, it's making very little progress.

  • 10
    Batfan Jul 18, 2014

  • 9.5
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 9.0
    MatchesMalone Jun 26, 2014

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Jul 14, 2014

  • 9.0
    Ariel Aug 30, 2014

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Apr 1, 2015

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Feb 1, 2015

  • 8.5
    Veido Dec 22, 2015

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