Saga #21

Saga #21

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 16
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal.

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 28, 2014

    Fiona Staples is absolutely incredible, but you already knew that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 23, 2014

    I will say, though, that this issue deals with a lot of issues surrounding commitment and family, as well as threats to a family's dynamic. And as always, read the letter column. BKV is nothing if not a snide and hilarious responder to his fans, and the fact that he devotes so much space to fan mail at the end of each issue is just fantastic these days. Bottom line"It's Saga, it's perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 23, 2014

    Saga #21 is an excellent blend of shocking violence, terse drama and all too many feels. The level of balance in this series is sometimes mind boggling, as even the most random, jaw-dropping moments somehow feel right in the overall narrative. Vaughan and Staples again prove a power team in every way, shape and form, and Saga remains a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jul 24, 2014

    I enjoyed this issue very much from it's action to intimacy to laughs. This is a book that truly never disappoints. If you've been loving this book, you'll continue to love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 28, 2014

    The word "saga" might imply to some readers a large bombastic story, but some of the dictionary definitions are simply "a long, involved story" and a "series of incidents" and Vaughan and Staples interests seem to lie at the definition's heart. They are interested in tiny, intimate stories that connect beautifully into a larger and more epic picture, all of it having a connected and universal meaning, that is also manages to be highly personal. Or perhaps I'm just reading too much into everything as I continue to reel from the emotional one-two punch of ongoing heartbreak at their magnificent hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 28, 2014

    It's not exactly pleasant to see people's lives fall apart by their own doing, but it's hard to take your eyes off as it happens. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Touch of Grey Jul 30, 2014

    By choosing to not read Saga, you're deliberately depriving yourself of the single coolest comic Image has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jul 25, 2014

    Not forgetting the shocking conclusion of the last issue, we catch up with Dengo killing people effortlessly as if he didnt have the robot baby prince in a sling. Some of the images are drawn so well that despite being outrageous you just cant help loving and admiring the thought process of the creative team. And the surprising visuals continue when we catch up with Prince Robot IV and are quickly reminded just how depraved and violent he is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 23, 2014

    It's an awesome image and the righteousness of Robot Janitor's cause makes him easy to root for while also hoping to see Prince Robot reclaim his son now that his wife is dead. The whole thing is like some brilliant and insane riff on the Mario universe and is one of the only times the B-story of a comic has been just as engaging to me as the primary narrative. Issue 21 of Saga is the best the series has ever been and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Anthony Behan Jul 24, 2014

    While I would have liked to learn more about Dengo and what his plans are following issue 20′s conclusion, Saga 21 really moved the main narrative forward at a satisfying pace and continued to develop the Robot Kingdom's role in the overall story. Vaughan continues to masterfully build his epic and I can't wait to see where he takes us next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 24, 2014

    Much like last issue, Saga #21 is still just strolling along in the current storyline. It makes sense in context. Saga is a real saga. Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples are telling a story that covers entire lives, if not generations. So of course there were periods in these characters' lives when they weren't having exciting adventures. That's how it is for most people. Just look at my Saturday nights for the past few years. Vaughn has created such a wonderful cast, that I would enjoy an issue of these characters eating breakfast. But sometimes that slowness is a little too mellow. Read Full Review

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