Saga #3

Saga #3

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 14
9.2Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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BKV's and FIONA STAPLES' controversial epic continues! Stranded on a mystical alien world, new parents Marko and Alana encounter their greatest fear.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts May 15, 2012

    Saga is one of the books that has supercharged the comic market. In so little time, it's become one of my favorite books of the year, and the only limit is Vaughan's creativity. By the rare chance you aren't reading this, you are missing out on what is simply a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 16, 2012

    What a wonderful series. Saga is a beautiful mixture of fantasy, science fiction, and adventure. I have nothing bad to say about this series. It has a great cast of characters, and a world and story I have fallen in love with. Brian K Vaughan's writing is stellar and Fiona Staples art style is beautiful. I like the addition of Izabel to this team, and as always, I think having Hazel as the narrator is a great idea. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock May 17, 2012

    Being introduced to an original series is always great, especially a space epic. We get to meet new people, worlds, species. It's like opening a toy box and realizing that all of your toys are new. Brian Vaughn is a fantastic writer and is doing a great job of introducing us to this new world, whichhas been in his head since he was a small child. Fiona Staples continues her great rough art style in this book as well. The writing and art just compliment each other so well. The two are Yin and Yang. I believe that this turning out to be the best comic book series of 2012. As long as the dynamic duo of Vaughan and Staples continue doing what they are doing, I will be hooked to this series for as long as it runs. I give Saga #3 a 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal May 17, 2012

    Both writer and artist save the best for last, with a bombshell that has a huge potential for fallout in the issues to come. Saga might be Vaughan's best work, and that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 15, 2012

    The story is still fantastic and the quality and hasn’t dipped from the first issue at all. I love and fear this book at the same time; I’m worried that one day it will just piss me off by doing the same thing every issue, but for now I don’t care because it’s so damn good. The best aspect of this book is still the family’s relationship, without that it would just be book with a crazy setting. It’s strange how such a familiar concept has been so completely overlooked in modern comics (The FF don't count in my book). Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen May 19, 2012

    Saga is going to be a fantastic piece when it's completed. At this point it's already amazing and we are only in issue three. This issue issue even fixes the one problem I had previously, Hazel as the narrator. With the addition of the ghost concept, it even allows for her to die and still be able to tell this story, even if it may be the story of her parents after awhile. Saga delivers it all here, and I am happy to give it 5 of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 21, 2012

    There is one word that sums up the ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 16, 2012

    There are so many plot threads at work in Saga #3, but they are delivered without losing focus on the core characters. This is comics at their best, folks. I hope you're on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - warriorfist May 24, 2012

    Featuring some great, all-round performances from the creative team, Saga #3 is another home-run for the series. The book continues to venture into all sorts of unexplored territory, while always keeping its heart in the right place- and that's the sort of mixture between stability and flexibility that makes this book so unique in regards to its contemporaries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 16, 2012

    Make no mistake, "Saga" is not for everyone, but there is something for everyone in "Saga." Readers are in for an enjoyable and disturbingly memorable comic book experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin May 20, 2012

    The creative names on the cover should be more than enough to convince you to pick this up, let alone the great work that they're doing inside the cover. Should you need more coercing, consider that the book is $2.99 for 22 pages of story with NO ADS. None. That's enough to get me to buy most anything, and when it just so happens to be the best new book of the year, that's even better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd May 18, 2012

    As for the art by Fiona Staples, it is genuinely impressive how well it suits the story. Her clear cut lines, tedious characters faces, coupled sketchy lines for clothing and other elements of the environment compliment one another well. This is a deadly duo that will go down in the history books as one of the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Aug 7, 2012

    Ive missed the start of a lot of great series in the past (The Walking Dead, Chew, Y: The Last Man) and ended having to catch up in trades, but with Saga Im hoping for a series that will run for years so that I can guarantee myself a great comic every month. At the moment, Saga is as good as anything else available. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 18, 2012

    If not for Vaughan's sense of humor and depth of character work, you'd be less inclined to overlook the creeping pace, but his writing keeps you well entertained despite the deficiency in plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva May 24, 2012

    These few (and quite correctable) flaws don't darken what is (so far) an otherwise stellar series. Saga sets art alongside language to create a story that cleaves to the very soul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 22, 2012

    We're getting there... We're slowly getting to that “great” region I'm hoping to see... The story is still moving forward, the characters are slowly being filled out(including the Stalk, the Will and Prince Robot, who I didn't even mention in this review), the art is already strong, same as the dialogue, I'm telling you, within three more issues I'm seriously expecting this series to be amongst my monthly favorites, as well as pulling down 9's and 10's as scores. For now though, we'll go with an... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 21, 2012

    Images weirdest title just gets better with every issue. Written Brian K. Vaughn (Pride Of Bagdad) & illustrated by Fiona Staples (Done To Death). From Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Jun 27, 2012

    This comic is rocking along quite well, Vaughan and Staples are slowly world building as they weave a tale that is, essentially, a love story surrounded by a giant space odyssey. In ways, this tale can be described as a space opera and the first act is really letting you know that something big is on the way and to stay on for the ride! Read Full Review

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