Saga #27

Saga #27

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
9.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Poor Marko.

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Apr 9, 2015

    Much like a literal trip, Saga #27 leaves you at the end both satisfied but wanting more. Unfortunately – again, like after most trips – I'm all out of money and need to recoup a bit before the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Andrew Stevens Apr 13, 2015

    Saga, for all its foreign elements"horns, wings, robots"grounds itself firmly in an emotional reality. The issue's opener, while still rife with hallucinogenic pyrotechnics, still manages a compelling portrait of Marko and Alana. Staples moves beyond the tropes of a typical sex scene and into an arena where two gorgeous people cast in chiaroscuro light are engaged in sweat-free sex. We get the rawness of Staples' portraiture through Alana's insistance that Marko "spank that fat ass." Reliably, Staples and Vaughn bring us back into reality, granting the reader a rare acuity through which they can view their own life through the prism of blissful escape. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Zach Sizemore Apr 8, 2015

    As we inevitably build towards a massive conclusion in this arc Saga #27 was a great place to pause and do some character building. The way Vaughn writes the issue is incredibly well done; showing his real knack for deeper ideological writing, which goes beyond what each character says in the speech bubbles. Staples art is great as always, and pulls everything together in a beautiful manner. After the resolution of this issue it will be very exciting to see how the rest of the arc comes together. Saga #27 was an excellent addition to the series, being incredibly insightful and climatic on it's own, while still building towards exciting events in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Apr 9, 2015

    Newcomers beware, this would be a terrible issue to hop on, For the faithful who have been reading since the beginning, this is a fantastic issue that peers deeply into one of Saga's two lead characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 12, 2015

    Saga #27 is a character-focused issue, and while it does a lot to help define the series lead, it does even more to entertain and delight with the supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Apr 14, 2015

    I'm already anticipating the next issue. I'm going to read it the day of its release, panel-by-panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 9, 2015

    Marko has been close to breaking for some time now, and in issue #27 the floodgates open. Vaughn and Staples do an excellent job detailing this break, offering insights both powerful and informative. With some great character work and a few entertaining interactions between Ghus and Prince Robot, Saga's latest has something for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Apr 20, 2015

    Its interesting that Vaughan and Staples chose this moment to slow down the narrative and focus on a portion of Markos backstory, since they have three different story groups at the moment, all on a collision course. The change of pace is a nice departure. Its also some unpredictable moments that were presented from Markos past. It does connect in a believable way to Markos recent avoidance to violence. His awareness of this past incident also seems to free him of that aversion. Look out Dengo, Marko is coming for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 9, 2015

    With Marko on a renewed path to try and save his family, "Saga" #27 has the story continuing to charge forward with energy and interest. Where do we go from here? Knowing Vaughan and Staples, your guess is as good as any. What we do know is shown to us once more, though; this is a creative team that works fantastically together. In other hands, this could have been a series of tired clichs, but Vaughan and Staples make it work and look effortless in the process. Read Full Review

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