Saga #32

Saga #32

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Marko and Alana learn something.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Dec 26, 2015

    This is such a fun issue that reminds me of the heart of Saga (other than Hazel) of the two folks that created her and the passion that they have about her and life itself. Saga brought the feels this issue as always but for this special issue that dropped the week of Christmas, it also brought much-needed updates on other characters central to the plot. What are we also left with are the threads to link back to Hazel and company: her parents now have a big clue to where she may be, the problems is getting the help from a person who wants nothing to do with them. Hazel's presence is briefly felt in this issue in the way of short narration as she adds more context to the wonderful and strange people her parents are and I look forward to seeing her soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard Dec 30, 2015

    With fantastic art and storytelling, this action-packed issue of Saga is sure to satisfy fans and have them eagerly waiting for next month. Simply put, it's amazing! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Mair Sierra Dec 30, 2015

    All I can foretell is that the cast has a lot of severed ties and loose ends to mend in the galaxy. From Hazel needing to hide her wings away from everyone in the detainment center for her safety to what lies ahead for Prince Robot and his son, there are definitely no guarantees lying ahead for anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 29, 2015

    Saga is one of the best comics of the past three years, and in my opinion, one of the greatest stories ever told. Issue #32 is no exception, showcasing the beautiful love story that began the series - that of Alana, Marko, and Hazel. Vaughan and Staples seem to pull from a never ending well of creativity and inspiration that infuses Saga with its uniquely human moments. They are on top for a reason. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Dec 26, 2015

    In conclusion, Saga #32 deals with some of the fates of the major characters who are understandably absent previously. The core of this chapter centers basically on the abovementioned couple who are relentless in finding their unica hija. Themes of redemption, hope, and love are expertly explored and aesthetically done with gravitas in the hands of the wordsmith extraordinaire Brian and the artistic greatness of the amazing Fiona. Whatever its flaws here, there are judged as mere asterisks for the overall quality is obviously excellent. I can't wait for the next chapter that deals with our beloved gay news investigators. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jan 5, 2016

    There are short appearances of Prince Robot IV (now not a prince) and the adorable seal-like character of Ghus. Although they do not have a big role in Saga #32, their return indicates that they will probably be playing a part in the central story in the near future. Brian K. Vaughan and Staples have established so many interesting characters, though, that many of them still havent been seen since we jumped forward in time with Saga #31. It begs the questions of whats going on with Gwendolyn, The Will, and the Lying Cat (as well as others). Its possible the next few issues of Saga will jump around as Vaughan and Staples catch us up with all of the characters. At the same time, we already can see what the next major plot will be: how to rescue Hazel and Klara from their prisoner of war camp. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Dec 25, 2015

    As the pacing of this series becomes harder and harder to guess at, the best clues are to follow the children. While there is a distinct lack of Hazel in this issue, Vaughan lends the reader a helping hand by throwing back toa character we haven't seen for a few issues, simultaneously reminding us of a group of characters who could easily have falen out of orbit, and pushing this fantastic tale in yet another unexpected direction. As far as independent books go, few have the legs that “Saga” has built for itself, and Vaughan and Staples' willingness to experiment with everything from genre to characters to issue structure to release dates is what has kept this series as strong as it is over almost three years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Dec 28, 2015

    In this issue, Vaughan and Staples continue to impress. They take readers back to the comic's beginnings with Marko and Alana fighting for their family at all costs, with always a little humor thrown in. We get a look at some fresh, incredibly interesting faces, and reunite with some old friends. Vaughan's addictive and stimulating, yet relatable, storytelling and Staples's ability to create innovative and extraordinary landscapes and characters make Saga a must-read every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Dec 24, 2015

    I'm excited at the prospect of Prince Robot no longer being royalty (sorry for the minor spoiler but it didn't matter – trust me) and I can't wait to see more of his interactions with our main cast in future issues. I'm happy that Vaughan decided to keep this character around and not vanquish him at the end of the third arc like many thought he would be. Saga continues to be weird, funny, awesome and not give any shits whatsoever about who it offends. For that – I am thankful that a comic this good continues to be great this many issues in with no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 26, 2015

    I love Saga, but this series is also something of a slow burn. I think when all is said and done, it's going to be best read in collected editions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ashley Leckwold Dec 27, 2015

    Saga #32 isn't a high action issue, but it is one that gets back to the core of the series. It reminds that the series with all its adventures and subplots is still about Alana and Marko learning to make it work at its core. It calls back to the first few issues of the series in a nice way without making the characters feel like they've backtracked to do it. Think of it more as Saga's own take on getting the band back together. It's fun, lovely, and strangely romantic in its own war time sort of way. As it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Dec 29, 2015

    Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, as always, is a treat. Just when it seems like readers have figured this out, they make a hard right (or left) turn and bring something completely unexpected to the table. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 24, 2015

    "Saga" #32 is another enjoyable chapter from a dependable book. Because of the nature of this story arc (catching up with everyone), each individual issue will probably have a smaller impact on its own, delivering a larger punch with a collected edition. Still, readers will get their money's worth here. "Saga" remains a fun series, month in and month out. Read Full Review

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