Saga #14

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 22
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Sep 27, 2013

    Brian K. Vaughn is weaving a beautiful tapestry of comic book storytelling with this series. I have yet to suggest it to someone that hasn't ended up loving it and it's for a good reason. Simply put, Saga is the best story in comics right now and if you're not reading it you should be! Pick up a trade and catch up because we're witnessing something special here. Stories like Saga transcend comics because this isn't just a great comic book series, this is classic literature! 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
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Sep 25, 2013

    Saga does many things, right, absolutely tremendous writing; beautiful and pitch-perfect art by Fiona Staples. Ever-interesting characters and creatures and new worlds to explore every issue, but what it does the very best, and I realize the lame clich, is heart. It doesn't matter what story you tell, or how you tell it. If you can connect to the humanity in people you can tell a gorgeous story. Or you can show one. It is, to me, the very most important part of any tale. Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan know this, and for it, the quality of their comic book goes without saying. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Sep 25, 2013

    The perfection continues inSaga #14. What else can I say? This is the best comic series going right now. That's the bottom line. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Sep 24, 2013

    In short, this is the kind of focus I've been waiting for with Revival. One warning though, not everyone will like the final page. It's a little shocking for some but it does fit the adult themes that Revival more than dips its toes into. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 25, 2013

    SAGA is back on track! The story has a nice progression, and the reader is introduced to more characters that really add a lot to this world. BKV and Staples, month after month, add to this brilliant and expansive world with a compelling story and characters that are extremely cool and just as detailed as the incredibly detailed world around them. While some of the concepts here may be a bit out there and crazy, it still all weirdly fits into this world and this book. SAGA continues to be the best science-fiction/fantasy book on the shelves. While this may not be a great jumping on point (go buy the first two trades!), I still highly recommend this issue and series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 26, 2013

    If you aren't reading this book, I'm really lost. You have to HATE sci-fi to continue to ignore this book. First two trades are in stores and this issue went on sale today. Pick it up. It is worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 1, 2013

    Utterly satisfying, with sequence upon sequence of deeply sincere character exchanges that makes you feel with and for them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - John Blaze Sep 27, 2013

    Also, has anybody else noticed that there is a rising occurrence of Space Sharks in comics as of late? Weve had them in Thor: God of Thunder and Green Lantern: New Guardians as well. Is 2013 the year of space shark? If it is, the may be the best one yet! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 27, 2013

    Overall, Vaughan and Staples deliver another excellent issue. Even so, we should not take their consistent greatness for granted because it's pretty rare to get a comic that's so regularly this strong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 25, 2013

    "Saga" #14 is more than just another satisfying comic, it's a reminder of why "Saga" is a great comic book series. Vaughan and Staples are using the serialized format perfectly (the cliffhangers each month are excellent, as well as the rise and fall of the tension levels), and this has rapidly become a comic for the ages. With lots of little hints about events in Hazel's life much later down the line, it makes me hope that readers will get to see her entire life eventually play out. Right now, it feels like "Saga" could go on forever with the amount of material that the duo teases. I, for one, hope that it does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Sep 25, 2013

    I'm really not quite sure how long Vaughan plans on dragging out the flashback sequence since Prince Robot is on his way, but since we've already seen his POV back in Issue #12, it'll be interesting to see what happens next. While Saga doesn't have the momentum it had last year, it's anything but slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 25, 2013

    Staples continues to put out some of the most expressive art in the business. I can't get over how much I love bearded Marko and offended Giselle, not to mention the drunk cyclops in a bathrobe. Where she really nails it is the eyes -- or eye, if you're the cyclops -- because she makes everyone feel alive despite them all being drawings on paper. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 26, 2013

    Saga #14 is still in the middle of the current chapter, but all of the relationships and back stories that Brian K. Vaughn built up at the start of the series are paying off in ways I couldn't have dreamed possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Sep 25, 2013

    Issue #14 of Saga made cry, laugh and smile all at once. It has some fantastic character moments, one of which is with Lying Cat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Troy Wheatley Sep 30, 2013

    As its own title suggests, Saga has a lot of elements that readers have seen before, in one form or another. Alana and Marko are the latest in a long line of versions of Romeo and Juliet, while sci-fi is littered with wars, princes, and bounty hunters. But even if we have seen these types of characters and stories many times before, we haven't seen these particular characters before, and we haven't seen this particular story. Vaughan and Staples have done a fantastic job to date in making that point matter, and making their readership invested in how events for this particular group work out. Message-wise, it is not as ambitious as Vaughan's Ex Machina, or even Y: The Last Man. But Saga is no lightweight"instead it is a great reminder that, under the right craftspeople, one family's story can seem every bit as important as the fate of an entire world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 27, 2013

    Saga is a heartfelt tale that continues to tug the strings of the heart. This title is a masterpiece in the making; check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Sep 27, 2013

    BKV had a resurgent issue, however, and the budding relationship between Klara and D. Oswald Heist is touching, and Hazel's omnipresent narration continues to push this book into wonderfully touching levels. A great book that is getting on its feet again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Sep 25, 2013

    Saga is more than worthy of all of the awards and praise it has received, and the latest installment avoids any deviation from the excellence that has come to be expected from this book. Although the central plot has seemingly remained in place for a couple of months, each issue remains perfectly consistent in its delivery of powerfully emotional and particularly heart-felt moments. This really is one of the best titles currently available; unique, exciting, humorous, powerfully deep, and beautiful are all applicable descriptors in this case. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Sep 25, 2013

    This may have not been the best issue in the series but I am still on the Saga train for the long run. I only hope that the next few issues pick up the pace even if its only slightly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Culture Mass - Andy Mansell Sep 26, 2013

    Another intriguing, entertaining, and frustratingly uneven issue of this intriguing, entertaining, and frustratingly uneven series. Read Full Review

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