Saga #50

Saga #50

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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SAGA TURNS 50!
To help their friends, Hazel and her parents risk everything to visit a dangerous new world. Celebrating 50 consecutive issues by the same award-winning creative team. Plus, the winners of the latest SAGA COSTUME CONTEST are revealed exclusively in "To Be Continued," the letters page showcasing the best readers in comics!

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 28, 2018

    This is the zenith of storytelling. This is the textbook on how to construct simultaneous narratives and still feel like the overarching story arc is progressing at full speed. This is just the latest example of how Saga has fundamentally altered the world of comics and how it's not to late to start reading. This is a reminder to pick up your pull so you can see the saga unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 4, 2018

    All in all, Saga #50 does a great job of capturing a sense of foreboding without being too on the nose about it. It leaves a disquiet in the soul, a feeling that something bad is right over the horizon. Its just a feeling, though; at this point, theres a chance that everything will go according to plan and Sir Robot, Petrichor, and Squire will find peace in their new lives, that Doff and Upsher wont be the targets of vengeful governments, and that Marko, Alana, Hazel, and Ghus will get away and live happily ever after. Theres just enough doubt to keep the reader invested in the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Brolie Gordon Apr 1, 2018

    The story writing in this issue is wonderful as ever, bringing our reality into this giant made up universe. Sir Robot's dialogue transformation and character development has been great. He's still a crass jack-ass, but he has also become adaptable due to his fairly positive experiences with multiple races. Fiona Staples art is also fantastic, continuing to convey wonderful emotions through facial expressions, even when a face is a screen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - brolie Apr 1, 2018

    Fiona Staples art is also fantastic, continuing to convey wonderful emotions through facial expressions, even when a face is a screen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Max Sisco Mar 29, 2018

    Saga #50 subverts anniversary issue tropes, and delivers a nice look at these characters lives and what drives them going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Apr 3, 2018

    50 issues in, and Saga continues to be one of the best comic series out there. This probably comes as a shock to pretty much no one, but that should in no way diminish the immense accomplishment that this series already represents. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 28, 2018

    At the end of this 50th issue, we are reminded of just what it means to venture boldly with these characters. There's no catching a break when it is them against the universe. Saga #50 takes us to a planet that I wouldn't have called dangerous, though the danger is more in who follows them to this planet as you would assume to be the case. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 28, 2018

    It isn't particularly eventful, but it is flawless in its execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 31, 2018

    You can't say enough about what Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have done on this series to keep it fresh. Their consistency is the key to why this series has been as great as it is. Here's hoping to 50 more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Mar 28, 2018

    You can't help but love certain characters and the art as well is consistency great! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 30, 2018

    Saga #50 is not a bad comic. Its slow and uneventful, but the characters are great and can carry a low-key issue like this. Staples art is as beautiful. I can recommend it (to a mature audience, obviously). Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    jimiseadawg Mar 28, 2018

    Brian and Fiona can do no wrong.

  • 9.0
    Shodan Apr 1, 2018

    If you want to make the person sitting next to you on the train really uncomfortable, read Saga in public, if not maybe wait till you get home. Thankfully i've learned that lesson many times over.
    This was a surprisingly low-key for a #50th issue, but I think Hazel made that point in the book, important things rarely happen on an anniversary or some specific date. The big two should heed that advice and stop shoehorning creators to have to do something big on a milestone number issue, the books preceding it usually suffer.
    Anyway, a lot of setup in this issue, juggling several different character arcs. We all know Prince Robot's plan to put this all behind him with a new identity for his family will blowup. I am starting to feel really bad about the Will, the guy needs a win. I'd say i'm most unclear about where Alana, Marko, and Hazel go from here. I used to read the series in trade, but got too impatient. Saga in single issues always leaves you wanting to read more of the story immediately after the issue is done.

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Apr 12, 2018

    Fifty issues in "Saga" continues to be excellent. Remarkably consistent, even after 6 years, issue #50 shows why Vaughan and Staples never slip--the issue is filled with character moments, is funny, is beautiful looking. Not a lot happens in terms of propelling the grand plot--but somehow, issues that would seem like filler on other books are "only" 8.5s for "Saga."

  • 10
    shatterstar Mar 28, 2018

  • 9.5
    Phil B. Apr 1, 2018

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 28, 2018

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Mar 28, 2018

  • 8.0
    √úberGinger Apr 2, 2018

  • 8.0
    Deadlybeavis Apr 4, 2018

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