Saga #33

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Upsher and Doff are back on the case.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Jan 31, 2016

    Yes, yes. I figure some readers may be getting tired of playing “catch up” with what's happened in the time gap but this is really entertaining to go along the trail of all the folks who came in some form of contact with our favorite little family. All the pieces are starting to come together for our favorite photographer/writer team as they follow the trail. I figured we'd meet someone old at the end of this issue BUT I WAS STILL SURPRISED. As the cliffhanger deprived me of the last of my HP I could only smile. It's like getting the old gang back! I don't need Lying Cat around to prove just how excited I am with the recent turn of events here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard Jan 29, 2016

    Saga #33 is a solid read for fans. The pace might seem slow, but it definitely pays off. Readers who are LGBTQ+ or allies will definitely get a kick out of the increasing importance of queer characters. Plus, another fan favorite character returns, although maybe not how readers expected. Yet another great issue of a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 27, 2016

    I'm sure I sound like a broken record when it comes to Saga, but it truly is always well written, well drawn and filled with surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Mair Sierra Feb 2, 2016

    Even though the latest issues of SAGA have a slower pace compared to earlier issues, Staples and Vaughan have made up for it in character development. The impact of these issues certainly leave readers yearning for the reunion of the cast in the near future. With that said, SAGA lives up to its name"and all we can expect is an epic saga of heroism, romance, friendship, and adventure in this space opera. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Feb 5, 2016

    This issue's story is fairly simple. They later find The Will alive (and fat). He's looking for more information on what's going on so he attacks Upsher and Doff and is going to force them to help him. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Jan 28, 2016

    Saga #33 feels like a diversion more than an actual advancement of the plot. Staples art is great as usual and it humanizes some characters we havent seen in a while, but it sometimes felt like I was about to scream GET ON WITH IT at the book. Its not a bad issue, its just slow. By the time things pick up, its already over. Itll be interesting to see how it all ties in in the long run, but as an individual issue, its not Sagas finest hour. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 28, 2016

    Saga #33 takes us on a new adventure, and while many probably still want to follow Alana and Marko's story, we should all have known things would never stay that linear for that long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Feb 1, 2016

    Issue 33 narrows the focus on Upsher and Doff, which isn't the most exciting plot point in the arc; however, it's clear Vaughan has a plan, and the last few pages make that clear. Staples's art continues to impress, and Saga remains as addicting as ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 16, 2016

    Altogether, Saga #33 is a good issue, though the central characters are not quite as interesting to me as the core players in this story and even some of the other supporting characters. Still, Vaughan and Staples present Upsher and Doff in such a way that it makes readers examine how they feel about those chasing Alana and Marko. The return of The Will is by far the biggest moment of Saga #33, and its exciting to have him back in the series. He figures to be a central part of the current arc as it progresses, and likely beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 27, 2016

    While not filled with quite the usual wow moments we've come to expect, Saga #33 helps revisit the current plot from a new perspective while returning some familiar characters to the fray. It's a retread to be sure, but there are enough twists and turns, in addition to the typically great art by Staples, to keep things interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Feb 17, 2016

    The problem with this issue is that it severely derails the confrontation that we've been waiting for. Sometimes these side-stories can build up anticipation until we get back to the main story and in this case it was successful. Although this issue wasn't the best showcase of the dynamic characters introduced it does set them up to be part of an endgame which I hope happens very, very soon. Read Full Review

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