Saga #8

Saga #8

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 14
9.4Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

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Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: the in-laws.

  • 10
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 21, 2012

    Saga #8 is another winner from Brian Vaughn. 8 issues in, and it's much better that Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, which was a very good series on its own. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 21, 2012

    It's a rare story that manages to be completely unique and utterly familiar at the same time, but this (and frankly, EVERY) issue of Saga pulls off the trick. There's even a perfectly rational explanation for a costume change in this issue that works wonderfully and helps to define two of the main characters. I am flat-out jealous of how effortless this comic book seems, and how excellent the reader experience has been so far. Saga #8 continues its hitting streak, earning a well-deserve 5 out of 5 stars overall. I might lose my fanboy card for saying this, but this is a series that might even be better than the Star Wars tales that helped to inspire it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Tatiana Christian May 10, 2013

    Saga is a very unique, wonderful story that I'd recommend to anyone. As a bonus, at the end of each issue, he answers fan letters about the series! So drop whatever you're doing, and check out this series now!  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 24, 2012

    So Saga is back on track. The characters are as great as ever, and they're finally getting a chance to spend time with one another. I just hope they're not kept apart for too long. I want to see this big, happy family all in one place! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 19, 2012

    SAGA #8 is pure, 100% awesomeness. It will be no surprise if you see this on the Top of the Pile list for me in December. The story really evolves here as we catch glimpses into Alana and Marko's past, and we get to know Marko's parents a bit more. The writing and art here are top notch, and this is a book you have to start reading, but I recommend you pick up the first trade before diving right in.Overall, this is a must buy.SAGA 8 gets 5 Fards out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wombat Dec 22, 2012

    I love Saga for being full of hope and joy in the midst of chaos and death. I love the characters that love each other, realistically getting into fights and venting their annoyances and narrowly avoiding certain death together. I love that the story can feature things like a lie-detecting cat, people with televisions for heads and a gigantic troll named Fard without seeming slapstick. I love the feeling of discovering a truly new, truly unique fantasy so entirely innovative it swallows my imagination whole. And I love being able to unashamedly lose myself in a comic like this, if for only a few pages once a month, and to fly in my living wooden rocketship to see those far-flung stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - R.Barron Dec 19, 2012

    As much as I love this story I can't completely ignore the actual world BKV has created. I mean how many books can you read in which a humanoid seahorse is an agent for a bounty hunter?! Usually that would seem a bit off but in Saga it just fits perfectly.Brian K. Vaughn's world would be nothing without Fiona Staples bringing it to life. Fiona is easily one of the best artist in comic books right now and Saga is out right beautiful. I feel like at this she can do no wrong and deserves to win some kind of award! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Matt Watson Dec 19, 2012

    If you have even the most peripheral of interest in comics, you simply need to be reading Saga. It is truly raising the bar for storytelling in comic books, and I cannot construct praise high enough to sufficiently express how much I adore this book. Read Saga, and lose yourself in its majesty. And then cry as you remember that it only comes out once a month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Dec 20, 2012

    “Saga”, potentially my favourite book in circulation, has so many different genre elements in it. I dare say the creative genius behind it rivals that of J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert. This hasn't been much of a review, but more of a spewing of my love for the series. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Dec 20, 2012

    Once you think the book is complete, youre hit with the fantastic letters columns, complete with a step-by-step breakdown of how Staples creates her digital art. All of this really goes make Saga feel as if its the sort of gift that keeps on giving. As if it even needs to be said (again) Saga is one of the best books on stands and youre cheating yourself out of an incredible experience if you arent reading this brilliant series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 20, 2012

    I’m not afraid to call you an idiot if you didn’t buy this issue. I read more comics this week than I have in the past three weeks due to the heavy release schedule and this was by far one of the best. I would hang it up there with Harbinger in terms of greatness and if you didn’t pick it up that’s on you. If you liked the book add it to your pull list so that Image and the creators can spend more time creating and less time figuring out how many to print! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Dec 23, 2012

    The whole issue was wonderful and funny and had some awesome and funny moments. An especially great moment comes once Marko stands up to his mom, quite forcefully, only to sneak a please in there at the end.Saga is the best comic I've read in my sixteen years. Fiona Staples' art was wonderful.. BKV ended it with a wonderful cliffhanger that makes you want the next issue right away! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Joey Esposito Dec 19, 2012

    And then the cliffhanger " perhaps Vaughan's specialty "is so simple yet so fantastic. I exclaimed an expletive as I turned the page, and I imagine anyone that's been with this series since the beginning will as well. Plus, the always fantastic letters column gets even better this month as Staples swings by to show the process of a page from pencils to completion. Not only is Saga one of the best books on the stands, it's also a seriously great value. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 20, 2012

    Brian K. Vaughan accompanied by Fiona Staples on art delivered big time once again this month with a well written, beautifully drawn issue. This series does not seem to be losing momentum anytime soon. I wonder if it will be win awards for the best series of 2013? I would not bet against it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Dec 18, 2012

    I don't like to make bold statements, but I think this one is worth saying. Saga is the best ongoing series of 2012. Read it and then show it to all of your friends, even the non comic book ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 20, 2012

    Brian K. Vaughan has certainly given Saga legs, balancing the tense threatening bad guy jerk-attack issues with familial drama such as what's going on in Saga #8, working with a limitless galaxy of possibilities with this story. Literally anything can happen, and that's a lot of the charm. I do like having no idea what to expect on each page. I was not expecting a seahorse-guy, that's for sure. But he evens out the crazy with easily identifiable character work, examining longstanding ancestral hatreds and just how hard it can be to open a mind up to a better way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Dec 26, 2012

    If you are new to the series this issue is pretty much useless without the backstory. I would highly recommend you swing by your local comic show or go to Amazon and pick up Saga: Volume One for ten dollars and get the first six issues of the series, it is perhaps one of the best bargains on the market. Once you have started the series it will quickly become a favorite and you will be well positioned to enjoy the story as it unfolds over the coming years. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 24, 2012

    The Cyclops of the past and the Cyclops of the present meet for the first time. What do you think will happen? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 24, 2012

    There's no denying the attraction to the characters, especially by now, but it seems time to get a move on the other plot threads Vaughan has laid down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Dec 19, 2012

    All in all, this is an excellent issue of Saga. It does feel ‘in between' things at the moment, but thanks to the wonderful artwork and careful writing, it doesn't drop the ball on anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 19, 2012

    Saga is unstoppable. In it's second issue back from a brief reprieve, we still find Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples "firing on all cylinders" and other critical cliches that we usually only reserve for Batman and the first six months of those DC Dark books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 19, 2012

    "Saga" #8 is another fun, if perhaps quiet issue. Not every issue can have tons of things happening, and this little break might not be as memorable as some of the previous issues, but that's all right. It's still fun, and a good way to wrap up the year. Read Full Review

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