Saga #2

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 24
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The ongoing epic continues! After deserting their galactic armies, former soldiers Marko and Alana must now protect their newborn girl from the lethal killers dispatched to destroy their family.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 11, 2012

    This is the first book I've read this week, and I already want to give it my pick of the week because there's no way anything is better than this. Screw it... Saga is my pick of the week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 16, 2012

    While not as action-filled as the first issue, Saga #2 succeeds in pushing the narrative forward and dropping multiple clues about the future of this series. In a world as big and expansive as the one Vaughan has built for this series, taking time to flesh out the characters and their surroundings is important. So far, I feel like I've known these characters all my life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 14, 2012

    In short, this is a book that makes me wish I had run to the store on the Wednesday that #1 came out. (We sold out on day of release for Saga #1.) This issue isn't your standard comics fare, expertly written, and exquisitely drawn, and you're going to be sorry if you didn't buy it. Saga #2 nails execution, package and delivery, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. I don't usually say this, but in this case, it's okay to believe the hype... Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 15, 2012

    I find myself quite in love with this book a mere two issues in. You know you're reading something exceptional when you look around at most of your comics and wonder why the hell they're not half as good as the book you just put down. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 30, 2012

    Given that this issue doesn't boast the extra pages at no extra cost the first one did, I figured there was no way this issue could prove to be better than the previous one. Boy, was I wrong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 11, 2012

    I seriously doubt that my review is even needed since I’m betting the second issue sells as much if not more than the first issue of the series. If you didn’t check it out because it sold out then fear not the second print of the first issue should be on sale today as well and I bet that it sells out again. This is a great start for the series and if it keeps up as the same quality it won’t even be worth my time to score it. Pick this book up and be there from the beginning before everyone calls it an “instant classic” and you kick yourself for missing a phenomenal comic. If you need another reason to buy just know that this book was one of two reasons I even went to get comics this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - theSandman Apr 16, 2012

    The second issue of Brian K. Vaughan's Saga hit stands earlier this week and, as a follow up to the sold-out first issue, it doesn't disappoint. In my review of the first issue of "Saga", I commented on the immensity of the world the reader is thrown into. While it felt a bit overwhelming, Vaughan's masterful writing successfully ignites the fuse on the plot and shoots his new comic into hyperdrive, even while presenting multiple story lines. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Apr 16, 2012

    Being a series with as much hype behind it as this one is not an easy thing to live up to, but two issues in and Saga is doing it with style. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 14, 2012

    Ah, but it's certainly worth the wait. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Apr 19, 2012

    So really, its a case of more of the same with Saga #2, and thats a good thing. After introducing us to this expansive world last issue, here Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples get more intimite, fleshing out the details and the characters, and keeping the story continuing apace. That first issue wasnt a one-off. It seems Saga is set to become a comics highlight of every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Apr 21, 2012

    It's clear that the title is building up its pace at this point. Vaughan and Staples are making it a helluva experience even at this early stage, so it's something to wonder just how much bonkers they are going to go once the series hits full steam. This is the sort of comic, with its multi-layered narrative, that can threaten to get overwhelming with its sprawling world later down the line, so it would be prudent for all interested parties to hop aboard the bandwagon as soon as possible. There's something undeniably special in sticking through with something unique from the beginning to end, and this title's definitely worth (and probably needs) that sort of support. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 16, 2012

    Fiona Staples' art brings a lot of energy and uncanny details to every page. If you haven't read this book yet then please, give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Apr 10, 2012

    Saga continues to weave it's magic on me and captivate me with far-out world, and monstrous creations. Honestly, if you haven't picked this up by now, you're more than just missing out"you're denying yourself a book that demonstrates the beauty of what the comic book medium can present to its audience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Apr 10, 2012

    Saga continues to be a multi-layered experience that asks a lot of its readers. It makes no apologies for being thematically dense and is all the more rewarding because of it. If this issue is any indication, it's not going to be long before Vaughan and Staples really kick it into high gear, so it's probably best that you climb on board now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Apr 27, 2012

    The big part here is Fiona Staples. She has such great character designs and I really took notice of her backgrounds this time around. It almost makes her character work pop out even more, with wonderfully rendered simple-yet-effective background elements. Little things, like the Chinese Dragon train, also keep things really interesting and make the worlds seem both otherworldly and familiar. Overall, Staples has a grasp of the characters and a controlling share in the world they inhabit right now. If things keep meshing together this seamlessly, I doubt there will a book I get more excited about in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Alfonso Arana Apr 9, 2012

    This series has delivered on all ends thus far, and I can't wait until the next issue. If it's anything like the first two, I can easily see this being one of the best sci-fi/fantasy epics to graze the comic book realm in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 14, 2012

    A fascinating read, one that fans your curiosity to know more about these worlds, these races, and their entire way of life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Apr 19, 2012

    The ending is terrifying and funny and I need to know what is going to happen next. Already this series feels epic in scope, but also intimate. A lot has happened and there are many plot threads, but character is never lost. Vaughans scripting has improved already since the first issue, Stapless art is flawless and at $2.99 there is no excuse not to try this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    The weird and wonderful world of Saga continues to astonish us with bizarre hitmen, sea-horsemen & mangled ghosts. Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y : The Last Man) & illustrated by Fiona Staples. From Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 13, 2012

    I liked this comic. It's still early on in the series, and Brian K. Vaughn is still building up the world of Saga, so I'm not completely immersed yet, but I'm sure in time I will be. As with last issue, all of the pieces for a fantastic series are here, it's just a matter of waiting for those pieces to fall together. I say by the 5th or 6th issues of this series I should be 1,000% sold on this comic. Read Full Review

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