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30 review for Saga #58

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 81% | Very Good Notes: Connective tissue, filler issue, Saga-lite, all talk, no bite, just conversation implications, still alright: injects new plight.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I mean, I don’t do well reading just the comic issues. I need the graphic novel to come on out to see how I really feel. At this point I’m not sure I’m going to keep my physical copies. I mean I’m over so many things regarding books right now that I just don’t know. AND, I’m delusional because I keep hoping that skull isn’t THE skull. Sigh and shit!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  3. 5 out of 5

    karen

    okay, so i was reading this and everything was going FINE until the last page, but seriously? if 2/3 of those last-page things happen, i am going to BURN DOWN THE WORLD. do not test me right now, vaughan.

  4. 5 out of 5

    s.penkevich

    'Because she is not a girl, you insufferable prick. She is an idea, one that can still undo the fabric of our entire way of life.' OOOOOOOOH shit the ending just set my Saga anxiety on full because I don't doubt Vaughan would actually do that to us and I would reaaaaaaaally prefer that to not happen. But, for a short issue this one was fantastic. We got a new character who I quite enjoy, especially the art design, so naturally I assume they will meet a terrible end, we see Hazel and Squire jam, a 'Because she is not a girl, you insufferable prick. She is an idea, one that can still undo the fabric of our entire way of life.' OOOOOOOOH shit the ending just set my Saga anxiety on full because I don't doubt Vaughan would actually do that to us and I would reaaaaaaaally prefer that to not happen. But, for a short issue this one was fantastic. We got a new character who I quite enjoy, especially the art design, so naturally I assume they will meet a terrible end, we see Hazel and Squire jam, and some tensions become more tense. Also the return of Special Agent Wings whom I keep wondering where they've been. And I gotta say, I've come to really like Bombazine. So yea, this is on track to be an amazing Saga arc and now I'm already impatient for the next issue.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dave Schaafsma

    A kind of transitional issue, which I say to avoid the word "filler," but it will still not prevent me from erecting a monument to Brian K. Vaughn in Cleveland for this series. Opening scenes focus on band practice--"You gotta bleed for what you love" with Haze and her bro working on developing their guitar and drums chops. The image of Haze and her teacher making the same gesture together at one point is priceless, and will make an adorable poster. Mom is off doing her necessary work for the Ski A kind of transitional issue, which I say to avoid the word "filler," but it will still not prevent me from erecting a monument to Brian K. Vaughn in Cleveland for this series. Opening scenes focus on band practice--"You gotta bleed for what you love" with Haze and her bro working on developing their guitar and drums chops. The image of Haze and her teacher making the same gesture together at one point is priceless, and will make an adorable poster. Mom is off doing her necessary work for the Skip to keep her family alive--go ahead and judge--and meets a widower--her buyer--whom you also may be inclined to judge. Are these people monsters? Not to Vaughn, nor ever to you if you have been through trauma. But her (admittedly crude) response to the widower, who admits he has never really been a reader, will make all readers snort with appreciation. Meanwhile, back at the ship, Bombazine is taking care of the kids, though we learn that Skip knows he has a more complicated past. We don't know what that past is yet, but it's a kind of narrative threat (to him, and to Vaughn's readers). As is the thread where the intended killing of Hazel--the "mixed" girl continues, all across the universe: ". . . because she's not a girl. . . She's an idea, one who can still undo the fabric of our whole way of life." One can only hope. And hope that yet another cliffhanger threat will not come true.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Elend Wolf

    3.5 stars. “… Because she is not a girl, you insufferable prick. She is an idea, one that can still undo the fabric of our entire way of life.” Welp, for half a second I had forgotten what the stakes are here. My bad. Honestly, not much happens in this issue. A lot of building and setting the stakes. Some new players. But while that would have made it quite the ordinary issue the emotional stakes and some return to form really helped it be more interesting than expected. And yet, it w 3.5 stars. “… Because she is not a girl, you insufferable prick. She is an idea, one that can still undo the fabric of our entire way of life.” Welp, for half a second I had forgotten what the stakes are here. My bad. Honestly, not much happens in this issue. A lot of building and setting the stakes. Some new players. But while that would have made it quite the ordinary issue the emotional stakes and some return to form really helped it be more interesting than expected. And yet, it was interesting in all the ways I had not expected it to be. “There no such thing as natural talent. There’s just work, work, and even more…” ________________________ I am not at all calm about this. I've been having the worst gut feelings about it all and knowing that I am about to find out what will happen does not help in the least. At this point, I don't even dare to hope.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Char

    Enjoyable read, but so little happened! A couple of things DID, and I'm interested to see what happens next. Read 5.2.22. Removed read dates so this doesn't count towards my yearly reading challenge. Enjoyable read, but so little happened! A couple of things DID, and I'm interested to see what happens next. Read 5.2.22. Removed read dates so this doesn't count towards my yearly reading challenge.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Marie

    It took me three issues, but I've accepted it. I know, I know. It took me three issues, but I've accepted it. I know, I know.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    Is it me or do the single issues feel shorter and shorter? What do you have to do to become really good at something? And how do you deal with the loss of a loved one longterm? And everybody trying to get you? I am so glad that someone told me that the words in blue are in Esperanto! And that I can get translations online! Is it me or do the single issues feel shorter and shorter? What do you have to do to become really good at something? And how do you deal with the loss of a loved one longterm? And everybody trying to get you? I am so glad that someone told me that the words in blue are in Esperanto! And that I can get translations online!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jerrie

    Interesting ending

  11. 5 out of 5

    Siona St Mark

    Another great issue! Loved the set up at the ending, can’t wait to see more Ghüs and Petrichor

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lori C

    "This war's like weather. Can't stop it, just try to avoid the worst of it". I feel closer to my mother the older I get as well. Age and grief are odd like that. "This war's like weather. Can't stop it, just try to avoid the worst of it". I feel closer to my mother the older I get as well. Age and grief are odd like that.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sherry

    4.5 “Sorry, I’m not much of a reader.” “Whew, the one sentence that instantly dries up my vagina.” Hahaha! So not a lot happens in this but it had some excellent stand out moments. Another… “Do you even know what the definition of insanity is? “Sure, the old cliche: “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” “Which has nothing to do with mental illness. That’s the definition of practice.” Well played Mr. Vaughan, well played.

  14. 5 out of 5

    James

    Another great issue. We learn that Bombazine has a terrible secret that the Skipper has found out about. Plus someone has just been tasked with not only killing Alana and her kid, Hazel but everyone they’ve ever met.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shamila

    The story is picking up slowly, but surely...however this is nowhere near how much fun-action-packed the first few volumes were... I miss the Prince and Marko :'( Vaughan, Please reincarnate them... The story is picking up slowly, but surely...however this is nowhere near how much fun-action-packed the first few volumes were... I miss the Prince and Marko :'( Vaughan, Please reincarnate them...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Doc.

    Ugh, filler. This was disappointing considering that this would've been the time to ramp things up instead of slow them down. Only two things of consequence happen; plot that could have been covered in three pages is dragged to thirty-three. But I've been wrong about filler before, and I hope I'm proved wrong again, despite how boring this was to read. Also, there was one part that made me go "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaar" (groaning in Hindi, lol). Saga has been a pretty woke comic and it usually doesn't fee Ugh, filler. This was disappointing considering that this would've been the time to ramp things up instead of slow them down. Only two things of consequence happen; plot that could have been covered in three pages is dragged to thirty-three. But I've been wrong about filler before, and I hope I'm proved wrong again, despite how boring this was to read. Also, there was one part that made me go "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaar" (groaning in Hindi, lol). Saga has been a pretty woke comic and it usually doesn't feel like it's trying hard to be. Here, however, the ham-fisted telling over showing made me roll my eyes. This is not a spoiler: In a scene where a new character uses the word lame, Bombazine asks them to avoid ableist language. It would have had weight if the character was allowed to look at Bombazine's peg leg and reconsider their words rather than being scolded pointedly. Didacticism has no place in a comic for adults, anyway. The last page made me smile, regardless, even if we only get glimpses of our dearly beloved yet-to-reappear characters. BRING THEM BACK! (She screams into the void.)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Another short issue that works to set up the action that we know is coming. I enjoyed a few shocking twists that left me wanting to know what's going to happen next and I am very excited to see where Hazel's new love for music will go. Fans won't be disappointed with this one and I'm just eagerly waiting for MORE!! Another short issue that works to set up the action that we know is coming. I enjoyed a few shocking twists that left me wanting to know what's going to happen next and I am very excited to see where Hazel's new love for music will go. Fans won't be disappointed with this one and I'm just eagerly waiting for MORE!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Rech

    Always 5 stars.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    This issue just gave me an anxiety attack.

  20. 5 out of 5

    ✨Jess✨ Ann

    LEAVE GHUS ALONE I AM AMAZED HE HAS MADE IT THIS FAR

  21. 5 out of 5

    Thabs

    Squire is talking again! Fiona has found herself a trusted confidante. Also, Petrichor and Ghüs are in danger too now, girl. 😣

  22. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    3,5/5. Just good enough to keep me in. I was expecting to drop it, but the last two issues slightly getting better and better, we get back on our feet, we get the feeling of the old Saga, before the interruption and I find myself getting back into the story, so I will continue on, at least for a couple more issues.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kandice

    There is something so bittersweet about reading a comic as individual issues are released. You have something to look forward to, and you know Vaughan and Staples will never disappoint, but comic issues are so short! Really just whistle whetters. Here's to another wait... There is something so bittersweet about reading a comic as individual issues are released. You have something to look forward to, and you know Vaughan and Staples will never disappoint, but comic issues are so short! Really just whistle whetters. Here's to another wait...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh

    4.5 stars not my favorite since not a lot really happened but i'm still a sucker for this series 4.5 stars not my favorite since not a lot really happened but i'm still a sucker for this series

  25. 4 out of 5

    Erika

    I will riot if Ghüs does not survive this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    trey

    my favorite issue since back from hiatus. THE LAST PAGE OH MY GOD..

  27. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    I took off a star for the fear the last page struck in my heart.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leia

    I swear to god if anything happens to Ghüs I will literally die and I will charge BKV for murder

  29. 4 out of 5

    Peter Looles

    Saga 58 This issue starts with Alana on a different planet, delivering drugs to a customer. He turns out to be a fellow widower and they hit it off. At the same time, in the pirate space ship, Hazel is practicing the guitar and she's getting closer with the people there. Also, the ship's Skipper finds out Bombazine's true identity. On a different planet, Director Gaze assigns to a BDSM enthusiast/assassin, named Gale, the task of killing Hazel, Alana and everyone they've met. This issue was real Saga 58 This issue starts with Alana on a different planet, delivering drugs to a customer. He turns out to be a fellow widower and they hit it off. At the same time, in the pirate space ship, Hazel is practicing the guitar and she's getting closer with the people there. Also, the ship's Skipper finds out Bombazine's true identity. On a different planet, Director Gaze assigns to a BDSM enthusiast/assassin, named Gale, the task of killing Hazel, Alana and everyone they've met. This issue was really great. The chemistry between Alana and her fellow widower is very strong and it's very interesting to see them talk about dealing with grief and how it feels finding someone new. The dialogues in this part (and the entire series honestly) are very well written. It's also interesting to see Hazel developing a huge passion for music. Furthermore, in this issue we finally learn more about Bombazine. His part is still mostly a mystery, but we learn that he wasn't always the nice guy he's now. On top of that, this issue pretty much presents a new storyline. Gale seems like a very interesting characters and the fact that he's now tasked, not only to kill Alana and Hazel, but everyone they've met, is obviously going to have huge implications on how the story is going to continue. Overall, this was a fantastic issue, with some great moments. I can't wait to see how the new storyline is going to continue.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eva B.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My favorite issue since the return, although I feel like my mentions of wanting more Petrichor in my reviews are now slightly soured—I read that Vaughan said she’d play a bigger role in this half of the story so hopefully she doesn’t get killed off, but I can’t help but worry after that ending. I’m sure at least one will die and it’ll hurt me whoever it is.

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