Saga #30

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 31
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 13, 2015

    "Saga" #30 is another strong comic by Vaughan and Staples. It brings home the central themes of the comic in a way that shows rather than merely tells, and it will make you positively ache in the wait over the next several months for "Saga" #31. This is a knock-out comic in one of the strongest ongoing series being published right now. Well done, everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Tyler Olson Jul 9, 2015

    Every month I hope to one day read a bad issue of SAGA. Unfortunately for me, this issue is not that. SAGA #30 is another amazing installment of one of the most consistent books out there and only keeps me wanting more. With another hiatus on the way, SAGA's vacation could not end any sooner for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Latest Pull - Zach Sizemore Jul 9, 2015

    However if you're just reading Saga for the art you're also in luck. Fiona Staples is currently working on Archie, from, well, Archie Comics. The book looks absolutely great, and is her typical style. I would highly recommend it for just that alone, but the writing on the book is also supposed to be very well done. Along with that Staples has a wonderful Tumblr that everyone should check out. She pretty regularly posts her work there, and it's not all violence and space creatures as Saga might lead you to believe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jul 9, 2015

    Saga #30 ends it's fifth arc with a strong landing. It's heartfelt and dramatic leaving our characters in new situations with dramatically different dynamics, especially for our narrator, Hazel. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 8, 2015

    Seeing how these characters have fallen apart is also part of the appeal of this storyline while meeting an end. The emotions were strongest when shown through their expressions. Alana and Marko hit points where they were not the same people they were at all when separated. The synching between the narration and what actually happens is on point because it's not as if someone is telling you how any of these characters feel at that very moment, you see that as well. Alana snapped and you were convinced she did because that was true anger from someone who had almost everything and lost it all in what could have been a time of victories. Something they tend to be short of while still on the run. Beyond this the colors really popped out when necessary in this issue. Not that it ever isn't, but with this conclusion you can't help but take in those uses of effects that grab your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 13, 2015

    "Saga" #30 is a really strong finale for this arc. Staples and Vaughan don't leave us with a ton of questions this time around as we're taken to each of our major characters and get some kind of closure for this part of their story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Jul 10, 2015

    One of my favorite characters is brutally murdered in this finale (fans know that we have to wait a few months for the next arc to fire up with issue #31). I knew it was coming – it was set up – but that still doesn't mean it didn't sting. It stung so bad. The final few pages do that time jump thing again too so it looks like the immediate fallout from this frenzied chapter won't be directly explored when Saga comes back, and I'm actually thankful for that. Issue #30 shoehorned in maybe a little too much stuff in the last few pages but it's probably for the best when we get rolling later on… At least that's what I'm hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 9, 2015

    Saga #30 is quieter as far as arc finales go, Vaughan and Staples foregoing any crazy reveals in lieu of wrapping up existing threads. While some of the issue's interactions feel rushed as a result, Staples' fantastic visuals couple well with Vaughan's re-fractured narrative. Rest easy, Saga. We'll be here when you get back. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 8, 2015

    Overall this is a good issue, albeit a tame one. There isn't a lot here that wasn't expected, and some of it handled more to clean up shop before the next arc starts, but all in all the narration about relationships makes this one worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 13, 2015

    While not one of the strongest entries in the series, Saga #30 still offers some great emotional moments and promises of changes to come. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples offer some great character work, especially with the supporting cast in this issue, but the reunion between Marko and Alana comes across as forced due to how quickly it came. Saga #30 may have been better focusing on developing stories in the future rather than trying to tie everything together in such a concise manner. It's a small stumble for a series that has been running full speed since its inception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Jul 10, 2015

    Saga #30 is both exemplary of the flaws and the strengths that Saga as a whole holds. It follows a certain model to a certain degree and while that benefits it in some modes, it also hinders it in others. My suggestion would be to reread this whole series, and then re-evaluate your opinion on it, while giving it some critical thought instead of just buying it month to month due to the praise and hype around Saga. Read Full Review

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