Saga #13

Saga #13

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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THE SMASH-HIT, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES RETURNS!
Now that you've read the first two bestselling collections of SAGA, you're all caught up and ready to jump on the ongoing train with Chapter Thirteen, beginning an all-new monthly sci-fi/fantasy adventure, as Hazel and her parents head to the planet Quietus in search of cult romance novelist D. Oswald Heist.  

  • 10
    Geekality - Ryan Valentine Aug 12, 2013

    Being that its a character-driven epic, anyone who loved Vaughans writing on Y: The Last Man would have no problem embracing this series. I heartily recommend it to anyone whod been looking for a comic thats biting, verdant, unique, funny, beautifully drawn, and occasionally heartbreaking. This issue starts a new storyline and, with the first two trades kicking around Amazon for a reasonable price, this is a good point to jump on the bandwagon if youve been curious about Saga. Im beginning to suspect that, once the narrative reaches its conclusion, this comic will be ranked alongside the creative teams finest efforts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Aug 14, 2013

    This series has been on break so Vaughan took the opportunity to remind readers about who and what was going on. But, he did this effortlessly and then moved on. Someone Marko and Alana previously fought is telling the tabloids their story which may have interesting results. We already know how their relationship is viewed by some of the more extreme characters from both sides of the war, but what about everyone else? We'll have to wait for next month's issue to find out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Aug 14, 2013

    Saga #13, no, Saga overall as a whole, is one of those rare comics that come along once in a lifetime, that break the barriers of what comics are capable of. Now, I know that's some high praise, but this really deserves every last bit of praise it's given. There's a website called Comic Book Roundup, that gathers all the comic book reviews it can gather. When you check Saga under that site, you'll notice the lowest score it's EVER received is an 8 out of 10. And considering how picky critics are, that's an absolute miracle. Just like Saga is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 14, 2013

    Included with all that is an interesting story progression for The Will and a bit of action thrown in too. Animated skeletons known as bone bugs, anyone? Really the only downside to an issue like this is all the recap. I'm sure there are readers out there who are dying for more, so the three or four pages used up to explain what's going on might annoy some folks. That said, you can't please everyone and once again this series continues to shine. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Aug 14, 2013

    Saga isn't a book that one just reads it is a book that one feels and experiences. There doesn't need to be non-stop action every issue, as long as we get to see different sides of these characters, and feel what these characters feel each and every month. Saga is back, and it is still awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Sep 22, 2013

    This was another great issue from theSaga team. There was a great storyline that checked in with almost every one of our favorite characters. There was some action and lots of plot and character development. Things haven't slowed down since the start of the series and I love it! I can't wait to catch the next issue in a few days! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 26, 2013

    Saga is back, it hasn't lost a step, if anything its preparing to breach another tier of excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 20, 2013

    Saga is one of the first comic books I recommend to people who ask about a good title to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Aug 15, 2013

    If you can't tell, I absolutely love "Saga" and have since day one, not only because of the creativity within the art and story itself, but because the universe is vast, complicated, and genuinely awesome. A little something has been missing in my life these past few months, and this week I got it back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Aug 15, 2013

    I REALLY want to give this 5 out of 5 because of total bias, but I don't give 5′s out for set up issues! I could've used a bit more action or a bit more advancement of the story, but that's just me nitpicking! All I can say is, read this series and thank the stars that Saga is back!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - SuperCap Aug 15, 2013

    Saga returns with another amazing issue as Brian K. Vaughn delivers yet again. Fiona Staples continues to contribute beautiful imagery to this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 15, 2013

    Saga is back and the only problem with this is the fact that when you're done reading, you instantly want a lot more. Thirteen issues in and we see why BKV and Fiona Staples' amazing comic is really deserving of all their Eisner Awards. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 14, 2013

    Vaughan continues to be one of the most consistently intriguing writers in and out of the the comic book world, balancing out this epic Saga with the slow boiling intrigue of his self-published The Private Eye. We hope we don't have to wait quite as long between arcs next time, but for now readers rejoice: Saga is back, and the comic book shelves just got all the brighter for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Aug 14, 2013

    Issue #13 of Saga adds another part to this ongoing tapestry of masterpiece in story telling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Bobby Keough Aug 15, 2013

    Saga returns with another amazing issue as Brian K. Vaughn delivers yet again. Fiona Staples continues to contribute beautiful imagery to this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 14, 2013

    "Saga" remains, now 13 issues in, easily one of the best ongoing comics around. Vaughan and Staples have created a world that positively seethes with vitality and creativity. Like the best comic books, just when you think they've pushed as far as they can push, they break through and push to even greater heights. At this point it's impossible to even guess at what awaits readers in this new arc, but suffice to say, I expect continued greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Aug 15, 2013

    In “Saga” #13, the creative team begins expanding the definition of family; building new units from broken pieces, and declaring them valid and meaningful. The holistic manner in which the creators approach the subject of family reflects just how universally understood the experience of birth and nurturance are. Between Staples stellar art and Vaughn's near perfect prose, the power of this series is undeniable. Creating a universe in which consequences are real, in which there are no faceless thugs, in which everyone has a story to tell; the creative team offers us a world worth inhabiting. “Saga” remains a strong series, because of its commitment to deep universal themes, powerful symbols and three dimensional characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 16, 2013

    Vaughan's compelling cast of characters are back in good form, and Saga's return is a welcome one. Sure, it was only a few months, but hey, I missed it and I'm glad it's back. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Aug 14, 2013

    The issue's most noticeable shortcoming is the rather abrupt ending -- it feels a bit like the book comes to more of a screeching halt than a natural stop. That quibble aside, the issue's slow pace does give us a moment to get inside the heads of a few of Vaughan and Staples' characters. Plot-heavy issues are nice, but every now and then, you've got a take a step back and let the story breathe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 17, 2013

    While the plot is slow to advance and reveal its stakes, Vaughan continues an unbroken streak of solid character growth and Staples once again turns in an artistic masterwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 15, 2013

    t's good to have Saga back. It's one of my favorite comics these days, and I will enjoy having it in my monthly rotation again. This issue was all about moving characters to their proper places, and it did so with the usual strength and humanity I expect from this series. Fiona Staples' art continues to be a real treat, and I have no problem with taking a few months off between chapters in order to let her catch up on art. Let the major comic book companies use sloppy fill-in artists to get all their comics out on time. When the quality is this good, I'm more than willing to wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Aug 17, 2013

    Overall,Saga #13 is a solid way for the series to return. In just thirteen issueschapters, Brian and Fiona have put together a stunning world with compelling characters to follow. I am constantly on the edge of my seat because who knows what crazy creature, alien or situation our heroes will bump into next! This issue is really good but the series is stellar!Saga is a must read for the adult sci-fifantasy lovers out there. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Aug 14, 2013

    While this may not be the series' best issue to date, Saga #13 is still very much well worth the wait. Considering it's track record how could you honestly expect anything less? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Aug 13, 2013

    Saga continues to be one of the consistently greatest books on the shelves today. The story is rich, vibrant, and full of symbolism. Vaughan and Staples are crafting something that will stand the test of time. I believe that Saga has the potential to one day replace Watchmen as the series everyone refers to when they talk about transcendent comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 14, 2013

    Here's the thing about this issue, overall. I wasn't as happy with it as I was with the other issues. Sure, it's good, but this delay really created a big disconnect for me from the characters and story. There's a pretty, what should be, emotional scene towards the end of the issue that fell a bit flat for me. The art and writing are perfectly fine. The problem is just that it's been a while since the reader has been with these character and in their world. Regardless, the art and writing are still great, and it's a very good issue. The biggest problem a lot of fans will have is frankly, we're all just a bit sad the book has been gone for so long, but we're extremely happy to have it back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 13, 2013

    In short, I'm glad to see Saga back. It's not the most surprising or shocking of the series, but it's a welcome return. However, I kinda want to get back to the situation that the previous issue left off on. Saga #13 definitely teases it's readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wombat Aug 16, 2013

    Saga #13 hits the red ring, but not the bullseye. That's still an accomplishment, and I'm sure it's a one-time slip"a jerk of the trigger finger, a catch in the breath, dust in the eyes"and we'll be back to nailing dimes next month. But as much as I'm infatuated with everything to do with Saga, this chapter falls slightly short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Aug 16, 2013

    This issue is pretty light on plot, but it's still a good book and well worth your time and money. Read Full Review

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