Saga #23

Saga #23

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 24, 2014

    What is there to say about Fiona's artwork that hasn't been said already? It's fantastic. Mesmerizing. Haunting. She's winning Eisners for it so you shouldn't need to look here in order to recognize what she's doing. We will continue to appreciate it and obsess over it and scratch our heads at how a series like this is still being sold for under 3 dollars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Sep 25, 2014

    Saga #23 is thrilling and heartbreaking in all the right ways, and leaves us with a hopeless sense of "Oh, now what can go wrong?" Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 25, 2014

    The only bad thing about this issue is that it's the penultimate one before the crew takes its end-of-arc break. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Alex K Sep 25, 2014

    Just like every issue before it, the last page is sure to get you excited about next month's installment. For someone whose interest in the story was faltering, this issue was the kick in the shorts I needed to get back on track. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Latest Pull - Tshepo Mokoena Sep 26, 2014

    So this months installment of Saga was very good, as to be expected from this super creative team. It's going to be a great conclusion to a seriously amazing arc. But with the end of a Saga arc comes the dreaded hiatus. I really don't need to tell you to get on this book, cause you already have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Sep 26, 2014

    Saga #23 is a true return to form for the series. Though the idea that the series ever lost its stride at all is debatable, this issue certainly fits the bill as a "wham" issue that gets things back on track. The entire issue is a well- written, gorgeously-drawn payoff in return for all of the dark drama that has made up most of the recent arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 27, 2014

    This is one of those series where I keep running out of adjectives. It's not for everyone - it's very adult in content and sometimes offensive - but it's a sharp, clever story with great twists and turns - highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 25, 2014

    Brian K. Vaughn turns the wheel on his narrative yet again, offering an unexpected twist that's both refreshing and intriguing. He and Fiona Staples combine for some excellent and touching character moments, though the already sparse good times are sure to become even fewer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 28, 2014

    An auspicious end to what's been a somewhat formulaic storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 26, 2014

    I knew to trust Vaughn with his story. I knew he wouldn't lead us too far astray, that everything was being done for a reason. I held out hope that he was going somewhere important with all of this, and finally, in Saga #23, we start to see what he's got planned. And, as expected, it's completely unexpected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 26, 2014

    Vaughan and Staples have taken their characters to a dark place in a psychologically realistic way -- what has happened to Alana and Marko, or even to Dengo or Yuma, are things that happen to ordinary people all the time. The drama is universal, but the pain feels fresh, and this naturalism strengthens the breadth of "Saga" by dwelling on the ways that people can come together and fall apart, both in their relationships and in their own souls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Sep 29, 2014

    This is another quiet issue for Staples. He art is at her usual levels of quality, colorful and beautiful. Most of her effort goes into the faces of each character. The Robot's are always a delight, each frame always adding a layer of comedy or emotion to their scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 25, 2014

    Saga #23 is a bit of a low for this arc, slowing things down and setting all the pieces into place so it can be ready for the big finale next issue. Some of the writing is problematic and rushed in areas, but it's not particularly bad either and the artwork still looks fine. Far from the best issue of the series, but it can always easily turn around in the next, so stay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batfan Sep 24, 2014

    This issue does every thing Saga usually does. How much better can you get?

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Sep 26, 2014

    Best issue of Saga in this arc so far. It's giving me that "I can't possibly wait another month for the next issue" feeling, which is rare for me. There is just so much delicious drama, it's like watching one of the Open Circuit flicks!

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Oct 2, 2014

    A rippin', sick, awesome issue... and thats just for eye-candy! great series, even when a more issue for me!

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Oct 15, 2014

    Ah the Prince and Marko finally are face to face

  • 8.5
    Soyner Oct 1, 2014

    Good things are happening in SAGA. And by good I mean good for the readers. Things are progressing. Things are happening. Characters are in dramatic situations. Choices must be made. This issue is a great read and is a great new addition to the SAGA story to get you hungry for more.

  • 8.0
    DarioV Apr 22, 2015

    Yet another win for the creative team, whose work together is incomparable to any other in the industry right now. The unending twists and turns of the story never let me predict what is going to happen, and this is totally good. Staples is astonishingly talented, as she manages to give something more to every single panel, even though the writing is already pretty dense. It's unfortunate that the situation we have witnessed will definitely lead to another hiatus, because I'm really enjoying this comic.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 28, 2014

    Good, but same old, same old

  • 10
    Redeadhood Apr 2, 2015

  • 9.5
    Peaches Sep 26, 2014

  • 9.5
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 9.0
    FluffyLlama Oct 8, 2014

  • 9.0
    Veido Dec 22, 2015

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Feb 1, 2015

  • 8.5
    TomSQUAREy Apr 29, 2015

  • 8.0
    Vins3nt Oct 25, 2014

  • 8.0
    DXO Oct 18, 2015

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