Saga #11

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 17
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

It's an intergalactic family reunion, as Hazel's parents and grandparents join forces to escape a dying world.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 22, 2013

    "Saga," eleven issues in, has simply not missed a beat. It continues to be a perfect blend of humor and drama that will make readers gasp alternatively in horror and hilarity at every turn. Vaughan and Staples are doing career-defining work and it's exciting to watch. This is the book to read. Period. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 20, 2013

    Vaughan and Staples haven't missed a beat. They are artists at the peak of their craft and this issue is yet another perfectly paced and expertly rendered installment in every sense of the word. Saga, simply put, is the best currently running comic your time and money can buy. Flawless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Mar 19, 2013

    There's a point in every "Saga" review where I struggle to find a new way to say this book is perfection, but this time I'd like to riff a bit on why: Vaughan and Staples are masterful storytellers. Both of them. What Vaughan is offering with the words, Staples is matching with the art. It is cohesively perfect, and that just doesn't happen very often. As prose, the emotional connection would be there. As art, the emotional connection would be there. In comic form, it transcends both. Seriously. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 20, 2013

    I’m finding more and more people that enjoy this series and that is why I continue to review it. I don’t want to miss that one person that I may reach and convince that this is definitely one of the top five monthly comic books currently being released (I’ll be reviewing three more of the top five this week as well). Chapters like this show that the series isn’t being written for trades and that it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. This is an epic journey we’re on and I love continuing it each and every month. I’m guess there might be a gap in the next month for the possibility of another trade and if that’s the case make sure that you’re ready for it when it returns; it’s only going to get better from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 20, 2013

    SAGA is fantastic month after month. Brian K Vaughan hits it out of the park with this issue and pulls on the reader's heart strings with a few scenes here. We get a bit more back story of Alana and Marko, and of Marko and Barr, his father. The art is top notch and insanely consistent. This book contains a great ensemble cast you will quickly grow attached to.Overall, this is one of the best books on the shelf. You should buy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 21, 2013

    Buy the collections, pick up the back issues - if you liked Y the Last Man or just enjoy science fantasy / science fiction, this is a wonderful, rewarding series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 21, 2013

    This was yet another very solid issue. I can't actually imagine a time where this book will actually have a bad issue. It is just so consistent, but not only that, it just has a winning formula. If these guys are smart, then this book will be staying fresh for quite a while yet. For those people who have been in from the start of this book, you will love this issue like all the rest. Get a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 25, 2013

    Saga is the gift that keeps on giving because not only is every issue absolutely amazing but it just keeps getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Mar 21, 2013

    Saga is a series that gets better with every page turn " especially when it comes to its characters. Eleven issues in, nobody feels like a clear cut bad guy. This series is filled with aliens, ghosts, TV-headed men and mercenaries, but they all feel more human than anything you'll read in a Marvel or DC book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 20, 2013

    Fans will be glad to know that the previous issue's devastating last page finds a happy ending in Saga #11 but their joy will be short-lived as Vaughan exchanges one life for another, outdoing himself in terms of in-your-face emotional impact. At the heart of Saga is the idea that the bonds of family are the most important thing we share as individuals and that love can triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. It's a lovely thought but Vaughan also reminds us that love can also be the catalyst for the most heart-wrenching sacrifices. To tell you more would spoil the emotional resonance of the issue so I'll leave you with that, but if you haven't done so already, I heartily suggest you make a bee-line for your local comic shop, with a stop along the way to pick up a box of tissues. You're going to need it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 22, 2013

    The way this series keeps redefining itself from issue to issue is what really drives it, you never known what kind of book your getting with each new issue of Saga, you just know it's going to be great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Mar 20, 2013

    This, of course, is always helped by the art of Fiona Staples. Saga #11 is as bright and as vibrant as ever. The larger panels and splash pages give way to some excellent colors. Even the large areas focusing on space (the bits without said giant evil cosmic space baby) have subtle, yet vibrant, washes of color. The final page in particular is a perfect example. The only downside is that there aren't any new settings to explore in this issue; the majority of it is aboard familiar ships with familiar settings and style. Its still amazing to look at, but Saga is at its best exploring new fantastical environments that let's the art go crazy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Mar 21, 2013

    Get on board with Saga if you haven't already. The characters are endearing, the story is uplifting, and the artwork is currently the best in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 23, 2013

    Saga #11 is expertly written and drawn, and evokes strong emotions from me as a reader, while strengthening all of the characters with gentle but note-perfect character interactions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 19, 2013

    At its heart, Saga isn't a particularly revolutionary story " indeed, all the sci-fi trappings are just that, trappings. This is really a story about any couple who have come together despite race, religion or political camps " they're the ultimate underdogs, but they're so good together than you immediately root for them to win. Because who needs lasers and magic spells when you've got the power of love? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 21, 2013

    Issue number one of “Saga” was great. Issue number two of “Saga” was great. Issue number three… are you seeing a pattern here? “Saga” hits that pleasant middle ground that many other comics miss — it may not be everyone's favorite comic, but nearly everyone is reading it. That could be because it is one of the most well-crafted comics being published these days, and avoids falling into a niche subgenre (of which there are many in science fiction). In fact, I'm willing to be that's exactly why. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Mar 19, 2013

    Saga is amazing as always and you should definitely be reading it. Read Full Review

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

    There’s not a whole lot more praise I can give Saga, I’ve said so much, so I’ll let you fill in the blanks; Vaughan and Staples have _______ a comic so ________ and ________ that it’ll make you ______ with _____. So go buy Saga #11 and get one for your friend as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Crux - Leslie Rising May 10, 2013

    Paired with Fiona Staples art, with her watercolor-like backgrounds and crisp, clean character lines, Vaughan is knocking it out of the park with this series. It has the sci-fi fantasy of Star Wars and the gritty realism of a Spike Lee movie. I cant wait for more, and for Mr. Vaughan to get back to me on that marriage proposal. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 24, 2013

    A few questionable storytelling choices, but they are just that"questionable, neither damaging nor unreasonable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 25, 2013

    It's really a funny exchange and it's sure to offend some, but there's also a fearlessness to it that we don't see enough of in these "left of the dial" books. Which isn't to say that every indie-mainstream book needs sex jokes, but in a world where you have to fight for your audience you need to be as brazen as this -- because there are tons of easier options in the world (television) and you have to offer readers stuff they won't see on Breaking Bad. And ifyou're going to come out with single issues first, each chapter should have something to justify not-tradewaiting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 24, 2013

    Personally, I hope next issue is just everybody sitting down and talking. That's what I really want to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 22, 2013

    Brian Vaughan knows how to weave an episode. He utilizes lots of writing techniques like flashbacks and transitions to good effect. For example, there are two flashbacks used in this issue: one at the beginning and one towards the end. They are both meaningful and interesting to read. The art is always lovely – simple, elegant, and easy to understand the characters emotions. Read Full Review

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