Saga #35

Saga #35

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 3, 2016

    Saga is a comic book that will live long past each monthly issue.This is a title that will become a tried and true, well-worn trade you pass on to those you feel are worthy to learn the good news that is Saga. This issue is just an example, a tiny slice into a larger pie of goodness that is Saga. This book has delivered in story and art in the last thirty-fiveissues and it will continue to do so as long as Vaughan and Staples are at the helm. This duo is truly another great example of a creative genius team that feeds off of one another. If you are not reading Saga, do yourself a favor and pick up the first trade and start there, then work your way through the great story Vaughan and Staples have developed. Then, you can fully appreciate this issue and what it can offer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Apr 10, 2016

    Saga continues to be one of the best comics being published. Staples really shows off each issue why she's one of the best working artists today. The king of the cliffhanger, Brian K. Vaughan, gives us one of the most nail-biting (for me at least) endings in an issue so far and I'm excited (and worried) to see it play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Mar 31, 2016

    Saga #35 moves some chess pieces forward, setting up some really big moments ahead but doesn't give away the store yet. The character interactions have always been the strength of this book and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Apr 4, 2016

    I think the current arc of Saga has been very strong (with the exception of the Upsher-Doff issue #33, which was okay). Vaughan and Staples have succeeded where many serialized fiction series have failed giving real challenges and obstacles that characters have to pursue and overcome to move the plot. Saga #35 also shows that the series hasnt abandoned character details even when the plot moves swiftly. The next issue, the last in the arc, portends some big events coming, as the three groups seem to be heading towards each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 30, 2016

    Aside from a somewhat boring four page sequence this issue moves at a fast clip progressing the storylines nicely. Above all else there's fun and dialogue that bounces back and forth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 1, 2016

    "Saga" #35 is a reminder not to take this book for granted; it's consistently strong, and at times I think people might forget that as it moves from one selling point to the next. Where else can you get a generational saga spanning multiple star systems, where almost every single character's motivation is fueled -- at least in part -- by love? "Saga" #35 is another keeper. I have no idea which characters will succeed and which characters will slide in just past the deadline next issue, but I'm already anxious to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard Apr 5, 2016

    Saga #35, despite its difficulty balancing the separate plots, is still a satisfying read with great art and storytelling. It remains one of the best comics on the stands, and I eagerly await the conclusion to this arc. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Mar 31, 2016

    Fiona Staples' artwork on SAGA can do no wrong. In this issue, we get to see her draw in three distinct styles. The first appears in a gangster's home, where we see an array of bright neon colors and characters. The second takes place in the wooden spaceship, as they fly through the vastness of space. Each character has to interact, and we get a much more familiar design, one that she has worked since the beginning of the series. The third takes place in the prison complex with a neutral color scheme and a large amount of grey. She manages to switch between all these scenes masterfully and any transition into a different environment feels smooth and controlled. This is just another example of why she is one of the industry's premiere artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 31, 2016

    Saga #35 ends on a note where everyone has a stake in what happens next. Lives hang in the balance, and only Hazel certainly not being rescued the way you wish she will is all you can correctly assume from what comes next. This was more build-up overall, though the necessity to move all piece into place was vital at this stage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Apr 1, 2016

    Vaughan and Staples are still one of the finest creator couplings in comics today, and Saga is a masterful reflection of that. This series is so good at making you feel for its characters, and though it's a wildly fantastical space opera, it's so easy to connect with each of them on a human level - even the ones with televisions for heads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Apr 6, 2016

    Vaughan keeps up the pace as the story builds on the pieces from last issue. Marko, Alana, and Hazel have yet to reunite, and it seems the closer they get, the more they're pulled apart. We may be in for something shocking in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 30, 2016

    Saga's many planted seeds begin to take root, Vaughan and Staples making ample use of their extended cast. The book's strong characterization and emotional focus again drives the read, it's balanced narrative allowing for a natural synergy as things come together. With Vaughan again investing us in the world and Staples bringing it further to life, issue #35 successfully ramps up the anticipation as we approach the arc's finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Apr 2, 2016

    You can probably already tell that this was a bit of a 'calm before the storm' type chapter but it still contained all of the elements that make Saga great: incredible and insightful art, heartfelt familial moments and of course, spontaneous fits of laughter that are often found at the most seemingly inappropriate times. Nearly five years and thirty five chapters later Saga continues to excel and set the standard for great writing and art in comics. Don't expect a reinvention of the wheel with this one but at the same time be excited for what's to come! Read Full Review

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