Saga #17

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 15
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Prince Robot IV gets everyone into trouble.

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Dec 20, 2013

    I couldnt be more pleased with how this issue turned out. Saga has been a must read since it launched a little under 2 years ago, and issue #17 may just be its best yet. Prepare your tissues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 18, 2013

    At no point in time has this book ever been bad. In fact, it's never even been just "ok." Sure, recently there's been a few lulls in the book, but the overall arcs are utterly brilliant. Issue #17 kicks it up a notch and turns everything you love about this book. and it's characters, on its head. This is one jaw dropping issue that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. BKV and Fiona Staples somehow keep making this series one of my favorite month-to-month reads with in-depth and fascinating characters that you will fall in love with. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Seriously. Go out and get it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jan 9, 2014

    Yeah,Saga #17 is another 100. You might think that they would deserve something less by now, but I don't think so. It's sheer brilliance, issue after issue, and #17 is no different. A lot of big stuff happened in this issue, especially at the end. I have a feeling that some big changes are coming soon for these characters and I can't wait to see what they are! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Lanza Dec 19, 2013

    I try to recommend Saga to anyone that's new to comics and is mature enough to appreciate a sexy, edgy title that takes some dedication to the long story format. This isn't a book you can really pick up in the middle of the run, you need to start from #1 and take the entire journey with Hazel. It's worth it, I promise you. And any book that can make a character like Lying Cat likable and hilarious is well worth your $3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Dec 17, 2013

    All in all, Saga #17 pulls it out of the proverbial bag. Equal parts tense, engaging and satisfying, the story continues to go from strength to strength without resulting to cheap gimmicks or ideas along the way. I'll admit, at 17 issues in I thought it might have lost some of its steam by now, but the performance is just as solid as its ever been, if not more so. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Dec 19, 2013

    At this point you know what it is, Saga is the coolest comic around and for good reason. This issue it all blows up and if you've ever had any stock in this story? This is the issue you don't miss. It's the best damn $2.99 you can spend as a comic fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Dec 23, 2013

    There have been many excellent issues of Saga before this one, but I dont think I can recall an issue with quite so stunning of a blockbuster ending that still manages to be a cliffhanger. Killing characters can be a cheap ploy, but Saga has not deluged readers with deaths, so each one especially with characters so well established is really felt. Offing one character and putting two others very close while also telling so much story and hitting so many interesting notes is why Saga continues to be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Dec 20, 2013

    “Saga” #17 is a high point for the series, there's simply no beating around the bush. While Vaughn seems to be open about the manipulation of the deaths of these characters, when each beat hits there's no discounting how emotional each one is. It's a testament to this series that is has created such emotional connections between reader and character that an issue like this works in such a small amount of time. That's because of the teamwork between Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples and how they have both infused these characters with such life and humanity that you can't help but feel for them. That's why this series has seen near universal praise and why it will continue to do so until it goes down in the history books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Dec 19, 2013

    The only downside of Saga #17 is that it almost feels cut off. The ending is obviously a cliffhanger but it didn't feel natural. I feel like huge changes are about to come to this story with who's in alliance with each other. It makes me want to read Saga #18 even more. Saga is definitely in the top 3 comic series going on right now. If you haven't read it yet, get yourself the two trades that are out. It's more than worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Jan 8, 2014

    Saga is a beautiful work of story telling and is an absolute accomplishment in comic books. 17 issues later, I'm as interested and captivated as ever and it feels like there's so much more to the story ahead that it could go 100 issues. It's hard to imagine there are comic book readers out there without Saga in their lives. I suggest that everyone clears out a permanent space in their pull list for this book, you wont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Melissa Grey Dec 19, 2013

    Fans of the Will are likely to have their hearts broken (yet again), but again, Saga has proven itself to be a book where endings are really just beginnings in disguise.Meanwhile, at D. Oswald Heist's house, tough decisions need to be made. In a particularly grueling moment, Marko makes it clear that, should they be caught, death would be a kinder end for Hazel. Alana, understandably, makes it clear that she will move entire galaxies before allowing harm to come to their child. In a moment that mirrors her resolve, Kiara takes it upon herself to confront Prince Robot IV, who's been busy having a personal revelation about the nature of war. Again, we're reminded that conflicts are never black and white, and the opposite of war isn't peace, but life (or rather, the occasionally sloppy process that brings it into the world). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 25, 2013

    A momentous issue indeed, with almost every moment sold by Vaughan's foresighted scripting and Staples' visual dramatics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Dec 18, 2013

    Overall Saga has proven to be the best book on my list each month it comes out. I can't stress enough that this is a must read series, even though it's already at issue 17. If you haven't picked this up yet then I highly recommend picking up the trades and getting into this series, and for all you Saga readers out there, you'll be pleased to know that Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have added another great addition to their series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 20, 2013

    "Saga" continues to put comics' best traits on display month after month. 17 chapters deep, the story continues to be more engaging and exciting as each new issue is released. I'd say this may not be the best jumping on point for a new reader but with something this good throw them in for a taste. They'll assuredly go back and tear through the rest of the series immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Dec 19, 2013

    There's no doubt that “Saga” has hit its climax, but I cant wait to witness the fallout in the new year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 19, 2013

    #17 has action, drama, and some sad moments. It's a terrific comic. There's really nothing left to say here, because if you're not reading Saga, you don't understand what you're missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Dec 18, 2013

    Sagaissue #17 is the penultimate issue in the third arc of the series. The issue was pretty packed as Vaughan and Staples continue to juggle multiple story arcs, but the majority of those stories are converging together for next month's issue #18. This book seems to get better month after month. If you aren't already on board theSagatrain, correct your mistakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Dec 23, 2013

    Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples create a turning point with this comic in their Saga series. The last couple of issues had our characters in a lull, but not anymore. Brian K. Vaughan continues write some great plot material while Fiona Staples bring Saga's story to life. The ending of this issue will have repercussions for all the characters in the future. It is a fantastic read for any comic and science fiction fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 23, 2013

    Saga #17 sets everything up for a big, exciting battle to come, but it is not without its own charms and horrors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Dec 22, 2013

    One thing I have to give caution to is that this issue isn't reader friendly at all, if someone tends to jump in on the first time they will be lost on what is going on. Granted, Image has done a hell of a job by making the tradepaper back edition very affordable thus making back issue diving less of a headache. Other than those gripes and personal takes on the series, I believe this series can pick up given the creative team behind it. However, patience can only go so far and hopefully the chess board will have less pieces and more moves made in the game. No offense to faithful readers but I can't get behind this issue fully. Read Full Review

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