Saga #36

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating


  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Apr 28, 2016

    SAGA #36 wraps this arc up in stupendous fashion, resolving all its major loose ends and leaving me hungry for what's to come. The end of this issue in particular has me looking forward to the next arc and what will happen to our favorite stellar family. I recommend you pick this issue up as soon as you can to enjoy yet another fun and exciting chapter in this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush May 10, 2016

    This issue marks the end of the latest arc of Saga. Im not going to rank it compared to other big moments in the series, but I do think that the arc was one of the better ones in some time, as a number of the previous arcs were solid and enjoyable but also felt a bit directionless at times. Its reassuring that Saga has come back with such a good number of issues. Vaughan teased that the next arc, beginning in a few months, called The War for Phang, is probably the closet Saga will ever get to an event comic. Even if you are not a fan of event comics (I have mixed feelings on them), an event comic Saga-style is an exciting proposition. For now, though, Saga #36 gives us a satisfying conclusion to a number of threads, sets up some new ones, and delivers on a rewarding reunion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills May 5, 2016

    Vaughan and Staples put out another great arc. The art throughout has been some of my favorite yet, and Vaughan kept up the pace to keep the story interesting. Vaughan ties up some loose threads in this issue, and Marko, Alana, and Hazel finally reunite. It'll be interesting to see how the three deal with Alana's pregnancy in the issues to come. I can't wait to see some of the characters we've been missing. July can't come too soon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Karen O'Brien May 2, 2016

    With the consistently excellent combination of Vaughan's intriguing story and Staples' intelligent art, "Saga" is the reason you pick up your comics on Wednesday rather than waiting until the weekend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard May 4, 2016

    Saga #36 is a wonderful, suspenseful conclusion to an emotionally-charged story arc. Despite some themes going unresolved, the gorgeous art and life-affirming message will resonate with readers. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 2, 2016

    With all these events taking place on top of each other, there are moments where you can spot the gears of Saga's deterministic machine turning a little more than necessary. That's largely due to Vaughan and Staples' apparent desire to see certain subplots finally get put to bed " and that's just what they do. It's not clean, but the team sticks their landing. Because of course they do. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 28, 2016

    Near misses are to Saga as butter is to bread, making the relatively drama free finale to the book's latest arc somewhat of a surprise. Read Full Review

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