Saga #16

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 21
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Two war correspondents stumble onto the biggest story in the universe.

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Nov 28, 2013

    I could go on and on and on about how much I love this series. If every book I loved came out in the same week, it would be a toss-up between this and Batman for which I'd read first. (Luckily that doesn't happen, my head might explode!) If you haven't been reading it, crawl out from under the rock you've been living under and pick up the first trade! I promise you'll fall in love with it just like me and countless other people have. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Nov 26, 2013

    So, in other words it is safe to say I'm an impressed. Saga #16 smoothly gets back into things, brings everyone up to speed (mostly through plot but, when it needs to ensure new readers are up to date, a post-narrative baby always helps) and hooks audiences in for the next issue. Or maybe it's just me. I'm giving this the highest score I can because it emphasizes so many things that are right about the comic industry and how creative the format can be with the right talent.Now, does anyone know where I can get my own lying cat? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Nov 27, 2013

    I can't wait to see where next issue goes. Brian K. Vaughan always makes sure of that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Dec 29, 2013

    Saga #16 is another fantastic issue in theSaga series. I liked that it spent a good amount on all three main storylines. There are hints of direction for the future, that I'm mostly looking forward to. In the short term,I can't wait until the next issue, especially since this issue catches us up to the Prince Robot IV visit. What happens next?! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 2, 2013

    A relatively quiet issue that's nonetheless an excellent sample of Vaughan and Staples' craft as well as Saga's quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Nov 28, 2013

    Saga #16, while a little slow at times, is still a strong issue that reinforces what everyone already loved about the book since it began. Im still not quite sure why the events of the current arc required a flash forward back in issue 12, but it really doesn't matter at this point. Alan, Marco, Hazel and family are about to find their calm broken. It was fun while it lasted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Nov 29, 2013

    I just can't say enough nice things about this book, and you can pretty much go read any other review and see the same thing. So do yourself a favor and jump on the bandwagon already! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Dec 3, 2013

    If you haven't read Saga yet go pick up the trade paperbacks and catch up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Nov 27, 2013

    Overall Saga #16 does a great job of setting up for what all of us readers are hoping will be something great. If you haven't read any Saga, I think it would be a great idea to start picking up the trade paper backs and jump onto this train before its' too late. I'm giving Saga #16 a 4.2/5. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Nov 28, 2013

    Every issue is a genuine pleasant surprise. This one is no different and I can guarantee the next will be even more extreme. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 2, 2013

    In short, although this began as "just another issue" in what is anything but just another series, it ended on a crescendo that left me craving "Saga" #17. This is a series that has had the confidence to take its time, so the payoff should be proportional when things hit the proverbial fan. Is it December 11 yet? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Nov 27, 2013

    While there is a lot packed into the issue, it does feel a bit like getting from point A to point B, and it isn't until the final few pages, when we see the timelines align as Prince Robot IV comes upon Heist's house, that it feels like the story is truly picking up steam. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Gregory Paul Silber Nov 30, 2013

    As exceptional a comic as Saga continues to be, it still feels a bit over-praised (heresy, I know, but can you please put your pitchforks down for a moment and here me out? Thanks). Make no mistake, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better ongoing series on the stands right now, but let's ease up a bit on the "BEST COMIC EVER" rhetoric, okay, internet? It's not unlikely that ten or fifteen years from now, after the series finally comes to its conclusion and the dust of the hype settles a bit, that we'll all be looking back at Saga as the next generation's Sandman. But for now, let's just enjoy Saga for what it is: a great comic that fails to shatter every notion of sequential art that came before it, but succeeds in just about every other way a comic book can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 27, 2013

    SAGA is incredibly fantastic. This issue ties everything together that readers have been experiencing since issue #12. BKV really grabs the reader from the first page, and we'll all be wondering what's going to happen in the next issue since Prince Robot is on his way to Heist's house. If you're a fan of science-fiction and fantasy, then SAGA is a book that needs to be on your pull list. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 1, 2013

    And so we finally come full circle back to Saga #12, with Prince Robot IV interrogating Heist, and Marko and his family hiding in the attic. But of course, considering all the time we spent getting back here, there are a few new wrinkles to add to make the scene even more tense and exciting. Saga #17 looks like it's going to be pretty awesome. But we're not there yet. First, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples need to drop the last few pieces into place. And as I've come to expect from this series, those pieces are just as much fun as can be! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 27, 2013

    Small complaint aside, this is still a good issue. It sets up some potentially crazy stuff for the follow up, where were sure to have story progression which nobody is going to want to miss. Saga is still great and its still better than almost anything else you can find on the shelves, and as usual the next issue cant come fast enough. Read Full Review

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