Saga #55

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 26, 2022 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 25
9.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

+ Pull List


At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back and here to kick off a NEW STORY ARC! So, where the hell have they been? As thanks for fans' endless patience, the SAGA team is proud to return with a double-length issue-44 pages of story for the regular $2.99 price point-without variant covers or gimmicky renumbering. Just more pulse-pounding adventure, heart-wrenching character drama, and gloriously graphic sex and violence, as SAGA begins the second half the series and the most epic chapter yet!

The SAGA series has sold over 6.8 million copies to date across all formats, has been translated in more

  • 10
    GWW - Emmet Davis Jan 26, 2022

    For roughly $3 you will get 44 pages of Saga #55. That's cheaper than anything the big two publishers have to offer. Vaughan and Staples have returned three years later with an entry into Saga that is one of the best issues of the series thus far. It sets Saga up beautifully in 2022 and beyond, and moves our characters further into peril, and hilarity. Hop on the flying tree now, it's about to blast off. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Jan 26, 2022

    Saga #55 is anemotional, action-packed return to the best-selling series; a perfect example of how to come back from hiatus with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Feb 2, 2022

    It's wild, adventurous, unbridled, funny, touching, and beautifully crafted. It's Saga. It's back. Enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 2, 2022

    Saga #55 is perfect. It's a reunion after years, and Vaughan, Staples, and Fotographiks give readers everything they missed. It's Saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 31, 2022

    I've read many great comics while Saga was on hiatus, but Saga still hits different. Vaughn's writing takes you through an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you reeling. Staples' art has your eyes wide open in awe of the spectacle and then blush at the risque. Saga in its totality is the medium at its pinnacle. A sequential combination of words and visuals that captivate, that makes one relish the turning of the page. You can't not talk about Saga when there is Saga, and it's good to be back. Emotionally devastating still. But oh so very good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 26, 2022

    Saga #55 is a triumphant return for one of comics best series. Despite a lengthy hiatus, this book has not lost a step, and the entire industry is better for it. Pick this up at the $2.99 price point without hesitation. Its a perfect return. Overall: Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jan 31, 2022

    Vaughan and Staples are back on top of their game in another thrilling, shocking, heartfelt, and all-consuming issue of 'Saga.' This extended issue reminds everyone why fans were clamoring for its return. There is a level of storytelling that is unmatched and irresistible, a space opera unlike any other, that blends a myriad of emotions in every issue and keeps you asking for more. 'Saga' is back.  Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 29, 2022

    This book is full of life, death, complex characters, desire, loss, love, and everything else. Welcome back to the Gordian knot. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - jrhuitt Jan 27, 2022

    Saga #55 proves that there is never too much of a good thing. Fiona Staples pulls out her magical paintbrush and quickly reminds us why we've been waiting (patiently or impatiently) for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Jan 28, 2022

    "Saga" effortlessly reminds everyone why it's one of the biggest titles on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Jan 26, 2022

    SAGA is back, and it hasn't lost a step. It's as beautifully crass, funny, and horny as it's ever been. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Zach B. Jan 27, 2022

    Saga #55 hits the ground running. The issue both establishes and smashes to pieces a new status quo for our survivors. Most importantly, Saga is back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 29, 2022

    The return of Saga is a very welcome one. This issue is bursting with charm, personality and the exact sort of spacey and crass weirdness that makes Saga everything we want it to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 26, 2022

    Saga #55 returns this week and doesn't skip a beat even after a three-year gap. It serves to remind us who these characters are, how they've grown, and establishing how at its core this is about survival, but also living life and the growth that comes with it. Saga continues to shine as a series about the complexities of life, identity, and survival in an uncompromising, colorful world. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...