Saga #25

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 23
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Saga is back, as is almost the entire cast! And as thanks to retailers and readers for helping our audience continue to grow every new arc, Fiona Staples created an amazing wraparound cover for this action-packed issue, which is still only $2.99, the best deal in comics!

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Feb 4, 2015

    The bottom line, as always, is this: buy Saga, read Saga, love Saga. Ok? Ok. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Lu Feb 10, 2015

    When I first started reading the series, I expected to see a tightly written story about the intergalactic Romeo & Juliet pairing of Marko and Alana. Obviously, Vaughan and Staples have other plans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 4, 2015

    A slight omission isnt even close to being enough to derail this issue's momentum. This books popularity has soared to unforeseen heights, and its easy to see why with issues like this. While it remains difficult to recommend as a jumping-on point, it remains a perfect reason to go back and start in on the previous volumes (just get all four at once, youll save yourself three subsequent, panicked trips back to the shop) to see what, indeed, all the fuss is about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 4, 2015

    There is a reason people talk about Saga so much and why it's one of, if not THE, best comic on the stands right now. Both Staples and Vaughn are masters of their craft and Saga feels like a height of both of their creativity. It's great to have Saga back. Even though it may sting to wait a couple of months between story arcs, it always feels like it was worth it when we are greeted with a return like this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 5, 2015

    Possibly surprising nobody, Saga remains supremely amazing as it enters its fifth arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geek Sushi - Kyle Rowsey Feb 4, 2015

    Feel like a whirlwind? Good, it's supposed to. Saga reads like nothing else right now, all credit due to BKV and Staples for telling three parallel stories in twenty-two pages and have it not feel claustrophobic somehow. The roller coaster-like pacing of this series is exactly what it needs to be. Fiona Staples lovely wrap-around cover for this issue shows almost the entire (still living) main cast of the series, and with Vaughn somehow continues to give us a world full of royalty with television heads, horned and winged humanoids, outstanding monsters, unreal worlds and vegetative space transports, but yet makes it so relatable with details like a lottery ball draft, drive-in movie theaters, detoxing from drugs and a parent sobbing into a missing child's stuffed animal. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 4, 2015

    A good first issue that has some great moments, checks in with all the main characters and even includes an inappropriate alien moment. Hooray! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Feb 9, 2015

    Artist Fiona Staples and writer Brian K. Vaughan have worked diligently during Saga's well-earned hiatus to provide yet another wonderful issue to this fascinating and complex space odyssey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Chris Lear Feb 6, 2015

    Saga #25 is a wonderful piece that expertly gives recap, sets up the arc plot, develops the characters involved, surprises you with teases of things to come, and does what Saga does and RUINS YOU IN THE FEELS two pages after I laughed so hard, I needed to take a moment to realize how brilliantly written a joke was. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 6, 2015

    Another fine issue with lovely art and at least one paragraph that made me gasp out loud… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Feb 5, 2015

    Fiona Staples does fantastic art, and can take a story set in a universe so alien and make it believable. She keeps quiet scenes completely mundane so that when impact is needed, she can get it to stand out. This isn't her best issue, but it is far from her worst. I still await every issue not only to stay engrossed in the story but to see what she can render to completely humble me in my attempts at drawing science fiction. My biggest fear is that she gets lured away from this book by the big two before it sees a resolution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 9, 2015

    Saga #25 is a solid and entertaining return to the story. Nothing has been lost in the intervening months, and Vaughn keeps all plates spinning with expert skill. Every storyline gets a surge forward in this issue, nearly every character accounted for. In just a few pages each, Vaughn instills personality into each and every one, reminding me why I love this series so much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 5, 2015

    There is a lot to love in Saga #25 beyond these initial pages. Its frightening and funny, endearing and engrossing, clever and colorful. Its everything weve come to expect from Saga. Yet these first five pages serve as an important reminder that this is not only a wild space epic, but a story about all of us and the world we live in. Saga does not exist in a vacuum. In its characters and history we see our own. It is not only a beautifully told tale, but one that helps us to understand our history and ourselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Feb 6, 2015

    Saga #25 is a superb start, new chapter for the omniscient but still invisible central figure, Hazel, to narrate. True comic believers/lovers/aficionados must read this one! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Feb 4, 2015

    Saga#25 may relya little too heavily on Hazel's exposition/future narration, but it continues the series' tradition of strong finalactsand continues to showcase Fiona Staples' world-buildingand storytelling skills. By splitting square panels in half, sheadds heat todebates(which therearea lot of in this issue)and helps Vaughan's quick backand forth dialogue have its desired effect.Saga#25 increases the scope of the seriesand continues to show why it is one of the best looking comics whilealso balancing its family dramaand space opera elements. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 7, 2015

    Fiona Staples is obviously having some fun while shes back. The new direction gives her the opportunity to try out a few new designs, explore some new concepts. Her figure work as always is in perfect form, the expressions ooze out of the page into your heart. Now that the team has some gas in their tanks, Im guaranteed a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 4, 2015

    Saga's latest arc gets off to a solid start, Brian K. Vaughn catching us up to speed as he teases what's to come. Though on the quieter side (for Saga), the issue features the same tense drama, wild action and realized characters we've come to expect, all expertly rendered by artist Fiona Staples. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Feb 5, 2015

    With the usual cast of characters still on their respective journeys, Hazel continuing to tell her saga, and the tease of bombshells ahead, "Saga" #25 is another stellar issue that ends too soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 10, 2015

    Funny that it's taken twenty-five issues to get a real, sustained look at the war that started it all. In a way, there's something brilliant to reducing a galaxy-wide conflict responsible for changing and ending so many lives to the periphery of the story. You can read that in a lot of different ways: our ability to get used to anything if it goes on long enough; how we distance ourselves from the unpleasant until it grabs us by the collar and stares us right in the face; the distinction between war as a social and political tool and the actual hostilities between parties. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Feb 5, 2015

    However, I trust in Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughn, though this issue moved at an incredibly fast clip it's still great. It just left me wanting a little bit more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Feb 4, 2015

    We are in good hands with Vaughan and Staples. I can only imagine how quickly these next five issues will go and Im looking forward to what is next. Saga #25 is, as ever, like the return of that cool best friend of yours who went off to see the world for three months. You cant wait to see her and shes got so many stories to tellbut its also like she never left. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 14, 2015

    Alanas drug problem is another problematic plot point, too. Saga has not shied away from hot-bottom issues, but her drug addiction teeters on venturing into an After Special tone. So I hope that will be resolved or furthered in an unexpected way. Aside from these relatively minor quibbles, though, Saga #25 is still very enjoyable. Ill be curious to see if Vaughan and Staples continue to use a three-location breakdown for upcoming issues or if well stay with one group for a longer look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 9, 2015

    "Saga" #25 is off to a solid start for its fifth volume, but there's also no doubt that there is a hell of a lot of setup going on here. It's necessary, but this won't be the sort of issue that wows a first time reader. Those who have read the previous twenty-four issues, though, will be content to sit back, relax and watch everything unspool. Those wow moments? They're just around the bend, no doubt. Read Full Review

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