Saga #54
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Saga #54

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
9.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


The explosive "season finale" to SAGA's most shocking storyline yet.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jul 30, 2018

    This is issue contains what is probably the most well-considered philosophical statement delivered by a comic this year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 30, 2018

    Saga #54 sends the series into its hiatus with a massive gut-punch that will leave readers eagerly, desperately awaiting its return. Its a wonderful read, even if the book is an emotional beatdown. I cannot recommend this one enough. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 27, 2018

    Saga #54 is wonderful. Its perfectly paced and beautifully drawn. Its going to change this book forever. Its a must have for fans of the book. Its painful, but thats a testament to the amazing work that Vaughan and Staples have done. This one is going to mess readers up. Bring a box of tissues. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Jul 25, 2018

    Read this one and savor it. It may be the last Saga for a while, but it will likely stick with you throughout the series' entire year-long absence. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - D. Ivester Jul 24, 2018

    Saga hits all the notes here to make this issue one all of its fans will remember in its run. With its great writing and fantastic art, there really isn't a lot that this series doesn't offer to its fans. Not only has it offered great characters for new readers to start with, but the number of new ones that come along the way are only some of the reasons why Saga is one of the most talked about comic book series out there and why it's fans will continue to keep recommending it to new readers, especially after this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 25, 2018

    This issue was difficult to read. So much of the story is told in silence which only bolsters the impact Vaughan's incredible dialogue has when it shows up. Staples' artwork is visceral, vibrant, and brutal. Each wordless panel hits like a bag of bricks. The deftness with which the two are capable of changing tone is awe-inspiring. It's the comic book manifestation of multiple punches to the gut. It hurts, in a tragically beautiful way. It's truly the only way the arc could have ended, but it makes it no less difficult to process. I'm gonna need that year to recoup. I got no quips at the end of this review. Just a simple fact. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2018

    Through the events of Saga #54, we come to understand what it truly means for this to be Hazel's story. This is not the time to get attached to characters, and they drove that message home when there was nothing left to do but say goodbye. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jul 25, 2018

    A bittersweet ending to what is, essentially, the first chapter of Saga. The indefinite hiatus might be frustrating at first, but it can only make the book better as it offers the creators some time off. Time to reflect on the story so far and the story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 26, 2018

    Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 26, 2018

    A good issue that goes by fast and sets up a potentially huge jump in time when it returns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Brolie Gordon Jul 25, 2018

    There is a lot of symbolism in this issue, and whether it's a black feather (like on the cover) or The Will taking off his mask, there is so much more to the art than just the story being told. The visuals that go along with what is going on inside the minds of Marko and The Will are wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Seif Jul 25, 2018

    The name is Brian k. Vaughn and I came here to write good comics and kill characters and I'm all outta comics.

  • 10
    ÜberGinger Jul 26, 2018


  • 10
    Spock's Brain Jul 31, 2018

    Holy fuck! This is a powerful, emotional issue of "Saga," taking the story in a direction I did not anticipate. Fiona Staples work here is amongst her best ever, a sequential masterpiece--a lot of this book takes place without dialogue or captions, and it totally works and flows and is dynamic and powerful. Staples character "acting" is so great too--the facial expressions she captures are so powerful and evocative. This book is going to disappear for a year or so, but this book is not going to fade from readers' memories anytime soon.

  • 9.0
    Shodan Aug 2, 2018

    I read this at about 6:30 in the morning before starting my day, big mistake. I'm usually about a week behind and every time I pick this up and mention how heartbreaking the previous issue was the people at my LCS are always saying "oh just wait till you read this one" Even with the expectation that we're going to lose some of our favorite characters the sting is still there which i think speaks to the writing and the art. Saga - I love and hate you, see you next year!

  • 4.0
    Double Down Jul 28, 2018

    The Hate Is Strong With This One...

    Story: 6/10
    Art: 8/10
    Overall: 4/10

    Story: Disgruntled. I'm disgruntled. It might have something to do with the fact that I loved Saga from 1 to 18. L O V E D. 19 began its decline, and never recovered for me after the death of Izabel.

    But let's not talk about that. I just feel like I should explain myself. First of all, Marko's death is written in a way that does not make sense to me. It's just not logical. Anyone in that scenario would not have turned their backs, period...

    Secondly... Ah... the story is fine. BKV is obviously a talented writer and can craft compelling garbage if he had to. This was fine. The pace was on, the pages flipped quickly, a more

  • 10
    ThomK1990 Jul 25, 2018

  • 10
    MightyVin Jul 25, 2018

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jul 27, 2018

  • 10
    Herptydoo Jul 31, 2018

  • 10
    Greg Hound Aug 8, 2018

  • 9.5
    Secret Matt Jul 31, 2018

  • 9.5
    EvilPenguin543 Jul 31, 2018

  • 9.5
    Jorge Mendes Aug 23, 2018

  • 9.0
    Phil B. Jul 26, 2018

  • 9.0
    Gabriel Valões Jul 29, 2018

  • 9.0
    StanielK Aug 26, 2018

  • 9.0
    flodid Oct 1, 2018

  • 8.5
    jmprados Aug 16, 2018

  • 6.5
    aidanb Aug 7, 2018

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