Saga #10

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 15
9.3Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Marko and Alana's long-lost babysitter Izabel finally returns to the fold, but at what cost?

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Feb 19, 2013

    As if there was ever any doubt, Saga #10 is amazing, In fact, its incredible, its extraordinary and its every other adjective that could possibly be used to positively describe just how damn good this series truly is. Anybody not reading Saga is missing out on a chance to experience what will surely go down as one of the most revered series of its era. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Feb 19, 2013

    "Saga" is the standard by which all other comic books are judged. It's a perfect ten, month after month. There really is nothing more to say than that, except maybe a thank you to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples for sharing their masterpiece with the world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Feb 26, 2013

    Just as Vaughan builds the world though his characters and his narrative, Staples provides the stunning visuals that propel the story forward. Her characters have a casual body language that forces the reader to fall deeper in love with them every single panel. Her action has a large scale feel without ever losing humanity, and she is a master of comedic timing. This is the comic all creator owned work should aim for. New rule for all future reviews, if a book doesn't equal Saga, it doesn't get a 10. Yes, this book sets the standard. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 20, 2013

    After ten issues I’m still reviewing this series and it’s kind of nuts that I’m doing it to give the series better exposure, but I’ll keep reviewing it and telling you to pre-order or sign up for it on your pull-list until everyone on the retail side of things can figure out what type of sales juggernaut this book is. To put it in perspective for you the current best-selling Image title is The Walking Dead and it wasn’t selling as many issues as this series was until it was hitting landmark issue numbers. I can’t even begin to image how many issues Saga will be selling by #50, but as long as it continues to be this good or even half this good I’ll be there to find out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBastard Feb 22, 2013

    "Saga" is a premier comic book. BKV and Fiona Staples do a spectacular job bringing this beast to life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 24, 2013

    And that final page. Man. It's as if Han Solo had lost Chewbacca. Lying Cat was such a fun character, and he was hardly ever a big deal. But you never know what you've got until it's gone. Goodbye, you beautiful lie-detecting feline. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 20, 2013

    Saga was the best ongoing of 2012 and continues to make the same claim for 2013. At the $2.99 price tag, there is no reason why any comic book reader who ventures to the comic shop at least once a month shouldn't be getting this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Mar 3, 2013

    This is where Saga captures our raw emotions. Vaughan's words and Staples' pencil work taking the fantastic and translating it into something clearly understandable. The relation to our own understanding is derived directly from the core concepts and emotions that anchor the book in our consciousness. It's a book about a horn-headed boy and a winged girl and the child they created, surviving in an ugly time. Let the metaphors speak for themselves, and let this single issue meditation overwhelm you in every way that can be allowed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 21, 2013

    Staples' art is as lovely as ever and her strategy of less is more means that the issue's visuals have a sort of uncluttered elegance to them that is minimal without being too simplistic. Staples' artfully restrained palette, coupled with clean lines and crisp inks, adds as much to the world-building of Saga as Vaughan's script. It's rare for the textual and visual elements of a book to come together without one outshining the other, but Vaughan and Staples find a way to make it look deceptively easy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Feb 20, 2013

    The Will also makes a stronger appearance in this issue, teasing a confrontation with the titles main cast. He's arguably one of the strong side-characters in the series, and the writing has demonstrated keen ability to flesh the character out. He's the typical anti-hero, sitting somewhere in between good and bad. Case in point for Saga #10 would be the chapters ending; Saga is one of the few titles that makes you care about such a minimal character… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Feb 21, 2013

    Saga isn't bound by convention or continuity, so anything can happen. That's a win for readers, as it has created an exceptional and surprising experience. Suffice it to say that surprises can also break your heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 22, 2013

    This is a deceptive issue of a great book, and on some level it's probably ok to call it “rude.” Maybe even “evil.” Yet it's important that “Saga” be allowed to smack the readers around every now and then. It's a consistently great read, sure, but consistency only gets you so far; every now and then you need to be shaken up, to have the book grab you and remind you why you read it, and it's always best to have no advance warning of that. With Vaughan and Staples completely in sync, “Saga” is one of the best books being published today, no questions asked – and to even think about not reading it is a major folly. If it's somehow not in your pullbox yet, you may want to re-think how you're choosing your monthly reads. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 22, 2013

    With issue 10, the family is back together and some of their not-fans are hot on their tails. We even get some more history between Alana and Marko, and just how they ended up on the run from two different armies. Oh and there's a giant planet baby monster thing lets not forget that part. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 23, 2013

    Another great outing from Saga, delivering equal parts emotional depth and conceptual ingenuity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Feb 19, 2013

    Issue #10 of Saga is a fun fast beat issue, despite its gut wrenching cliffhanger that left me swearing quite loudly Brian K. Vaughan's name, and wanting to read issue #11 straight away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Feb 20, 2013

    It’s getting harder and harder to review Saga. Each issue thus far keeps getting better. Issue ten continues to raise the bar set by this series itself. The ending is extremely climatic, and heartbreaking, leaving the reader with a dropped jaw and a teary eye. The next issue cannot come fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 25, 2013

    Fiona Staples is money as always in the art department and Brian K. Vaughan has once again written one of the best comic books of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Feb 24, 2013

    Without the rules of an established universe, Saga explores the boundaries of comic imagination. The combination of Brian Vaughan's writing and Fiona Staples's artwork form a perfect union suited for the epic space opera. They take advantage of their creative freedom, continuing a wondrous adventure rife with drama, suspense, action, and politics. I recommend picking up this series if youhave not already. Read Full Review

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