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The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet. Collects SAGA #49-54


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The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet. Collects SAGA #49-54

30 review for Saga, Vol. 9

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    Fuck. I love this series. And I trust Vaughan as a storyteller. And I know the world this story is happening in is a dark one, and grim. That said, this issue is pushing up against the boundaries of what I'll tolerate. There's a reason I don't read The Walking Dead anymore. And there's a line between dramatic storytelling and emotional abuse.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    WHAT?! You'd think 9 volumes in, Vaughn would stop shocking me, stop entertaining me, stop making me laugh, stop making me nervous to turn the page, and stop stabbing my soul with his pointy little pen. But nope. (view spoiler)[ Nonononononono... (hide spoiler)] <--don't click this unless you've ALREADY read this volume! Seriously. It will ruin your life and/or reading experience if you haven't! I don't want to give any spoilers and I don't want to be spoiled myself, but a big part of me is hopin WHAT?! You'd think 9 volumes in, Vaughn would stop shocking me, stop entertaining me, stop making me laugh, stop making me nervous to turn the page, and stop stabbing my soul with his pointy little pen. But nope. (view spoiler)[ Nonononononono... (hide spoiler)] <--don't click this unless you've ALREADY read this volume! Seriously. It will ruin your life and/or reading experience if you haven't! I don't want to give any spoilers and I don't want to be spoiled myself, but a big part of me is hoping that that last little, er, thing that happened doesn't...um, stick? Come on, Vaughn! I'm tender! Regardless, this was a fantastic volume and highly recommended. Sorry. I need to go be alone for a while now to sort out my feelings.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Hell to the no!!! I REFUSE! I REFUSE! I REFUSE!! Mel 🖤🐺🐾

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sean Gibson

    When Saga isn't sticking a penis in your face, it's driving a dagger through your heart. It continues to be one heck of a ride--not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, nor for the emotionally frail. But, well worth it for everyone else.

  5. 5 out of 5

    karen

    something about this volume feels like it's speaking to the world beyond the pages of Saga. and some of it feels like it’s speaking directly to its readers, knowing that there’s going to be more than a year’s wait for the next part of the story: Anticipation and dread aren’t opposites, just different versions of the same game. Both involve knowing that something is going to happen, but not knowing when. And whether you end up winning or losing, you at least get to reach a conclusion. There’s alway something about this volume feels like it's speaking to the world beyond the pages of Saga. and some of it feels like it’s speaking directly to its readers, knowing that there’s going to be more than a year’s wait for the next part of the story: Anticipation and dread aren’t opposites, just different versions of the same game. Both involve knowing that something is going to happen, but not knowing when. And whether you end up winning or losing, you at least get to reach a conclusion. There’s always some comfort in that. this issue should fill you with dread. it is full of dreadful situations for a number of characters. it is also full of cartoon nudity, more than in any previous issue - there are amorous couplings self-pleasure, a humiliating nude forced-march, and one epic sploosh resulting in a new tender nickname: also, this NSFW booty!!! it’s a very busy, productive issue, plotwise, so it’s hard to choose a starting place for a review, and since it’s all we’ll be getting for such a long time, i’m lazily thoughtfully choosing to hold back so anyone who hasn’t yet grabbed it up in their greedy hands can go into it cold. i will say that this: is a poor substitute for the real thing. and that waiting a year is gonna be tough. seconded. and amending that sentiment to include EVERY OTHER CHARACTER. come back soon, okay?? *********************************************** i'm with you, hazel! *********************************************** yeah, you guys had BETTER take a year off TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE!!! review to come. in well under a year's time. come to my blog!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー

    Just finished issue 54# I'm crying and Brian just announced a YEAR LONG HIATUS. WHAT THE F WAS THAT ENDING? So here's a picture of mah homies to make everyone me feel better.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Adina

    You can't do that to your characters before going on a hiatus. Heart breaking.

  8. 5 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    1.) Saga Volume 1 ★★★★★ 2.) Saga Volume 2 ★★★★★ 3.) Saga Volume 3 ★★★★.5 4.) Saga Volume 4 ★★★★.5 5.) Saga Volume 5 ★★★★★ 6.) Saga Volume 6 ★★★★★ 7.) Saga Volume 7 ★★★★★ 8.) Saga Volume 8 ★★★★.5 9.) Saga Volume 9 ★★★★★ ----------------------------------------------- NO, no, no, NO, No, no, NO, no and did I also mention, NOOOOOOO????!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katie (Lost in Pages)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Raeleen Lemay

    nope I wasn't ready for that

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    *cries and rails against the universe, silently vowing vengeance*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Natasja

    I can’t believe... I have to wait for more now. I’m one of those assholes who wants instant gratification. My life is fucked. Guess all I’ve got left is anticipation and dread.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Burns

    4 Stars? 4.5 Stars? IDK, decisions are hard. Review: What... What... What... 😭 DON'T READ THIS. JUST GO ON BEING HAPPY AND PRETENDING EVERYTHING IS OK IN THE SAGA WORLD. IDK HOW TO REVIEW THIS. Honestly, this was one of the best volumes of the series, in my opinion, in terms of emotion and characters and relationships. Alana, Marko, Hazel, Sir Robot IV, Squire, Petrichor, Ghus, Upsher, Doff---everyone was together and friendly and it was so much fun to see the dynamics among them. There wasn't anyth 4 Stars? 4.5 Stars? IDK, decisions are hard. Review: What... What... What... 😭 DON'T READ THIS. JUST GO ON BEING HAPPY AND PRETENDING EVERYTHING IS OK IN THE SAGA WORLD. IDK HOW TO REVIEW THIS. Honestly, this was one of the best volumes of the series, in my opinion, in terms of emotion and characters and relationships. Alana, Marko, Hazel, Sir Robot IV, Squire, Petrichor, Ghus, Upsher, Doff---everyone was together and friendly and it was so much fun to see the dynamics among them. There wasn't anything wrong with this volume. It was great. Funny. Touching. Deep. Beautiful. But it was heartbreaking. And it was a pretty terrible way to end things before a hiatus, if I'm being honest. You could at least leave your readers with some hope and good feelings! But I digress. It's a great series. I'm not serious when I tell you not to read this one. Just be prepared because it's brutal. Now I'm going to share some spoiler-filled thoughts. These are no-holds-barred spoilers. I highly recommend you not read these if you haven't read this volume yet but are planning to. You've been warned. *SPOILER* (view spoiler)[Listen, I know that probably 99% of the people currently sobbing over this volume are doing so for a different character. And I feel like I'm going to judged and shunned for being more sad about this death. But... WHY. WHY DID SIR ROBOT IV HAVE TO DIE. 😭 Ok, I know why---themes of "violence begets violence" and all that---but that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it. I know he wasn't always a good person. I know he'd done terrible things in his past. I know he was still making mistakes, even in this book. I know he was so very far from perfect. But he was trying, which is more than can be said for most crappy people in the world. He was learning from his mistakes. He was becoming a better person. He was trying to be a good father, even if he wasn't always succeeding. He was vulnerable and honest with Petrichor. He was becoming friends with Alana and Marko. He was super sweet to Hazel. He was a total softie sometimes. He wanted to start over and make a new life for himself and his son. He was so close. And damn it, whether he deserved that or not, he was still my favorite character in the series and one of my all-time favorites period. He was complex and dynamic and terrible and good and sarcastic and sweet and funny and sad, and I loved him for it. He was flawed and messed up and broken, but you know what? So are a lot of us, just in different ways. He was flawed, and yet, he still had good in him, and he still had people who cared about him, and that's a nice thing to see in a book---that it's never too late to try and be better and that it's still possible for people to love you even when you feel broken. Does this excuse some of the things he's done? No. But I can get behind characters who are able to admit their mistakes and try to be better. And just for the record, I 100% believe, as Marko did, that IV wasn't actually going to sell out Hazel and her family. He was saying whatever he needed to to get out of the situation because he knew that not only would he be killed, but the others would be in danger too. He even tried to argue with Marko in order to get him to leave and save everyone, and he was relieved when he thought they were all safe even though it meant he had no bargaining chip left for his own life. IV: "What are you doing, you fucking simpleton? Didn't you hear? I was in the process of selling out your entire family!" Marko: "Yeah, but I never believe anything you say." IV: "Because you're a fucking simpleton! Now get back to the others and---" Marko: "They're long gone, including your son. I made them all blast off the second I caught an unfamiliar stench on the island... no offense." IV: "Oh, thank god." Anyway, I've been dealing with my IV feels by pinning lots of fan art to my Bookish Fan Art board lately. I didn't pin this one because it's a spoiler, but it's both sad and beautiful, and I love it. I'm gonna miss IV. Rest in peace, my beloved TV-headed prince. Doff also deserves a mention. He wasn't a bad person. I loved his and Upsher's relationship. I loved how much they loved each other. He didn't deserve to be killed. Last but not least, Marko! Seriously, this volume was a wrecking ball. His may not have been the death that affected me the most, but it's definitely still a sad one, one that I know many people have been devastated by, and understandably so. He was a good father, a good partner, a good friend, and, most importantly, a good person, and the only reason he was even killed was because he was protecting those he cared about but still didn't want to be a killer himself. And of course I feel bad for all the characters they left behind who will miss them. I can't believe The Will was ever my favorite character. Fuck him. He barged into this volume and screwed up everything. Another thing---IV, Marko, and The Will were all abused as kids. They all also had flashbacks when they were being killed (even though The Will survived), and I'm admittedly not great at finding the meaning in stories, but it seemed to me that Brian K. Vaughan used those flashbacks to show not only how violence begets violence but also how all three characters had similarities in their childhoods but took different roads later in life. Marko managed to overcome his violence-filled past by focusing on people he loved. I think IV was getting there. But The Will just became entirely focused on violence and vengeance. Anyway... I don't have an eloquent way to end my thoughts. Just, everyone died, and it was awful. (hide spoiler)] *END SPOILER* *Note: My original review ended after "IDK HOW TO REVIEW THIS." So if you liked my review before I added the rest and you don't agree with everything in my spoiler section, I'm sorry!* Recommended For: Fans of Vol. 1-8 in Brian K. Vaughan's Saga series. Graphic novel fans and newbies alike who are looking for something fun and different, who like flawed but lovable characters, and who don't mind images of sex, nudity, and violence. Original Review @ Metaphors and Moonlight

  14. 4 out of 5

    Hamad

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription I am happier than Archimedes when he found his law and ran naked in the city! Eureka Eureka, a 5 stars read!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    What. the. fuuuuu. Just. Happened.

  16. 4 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    ”Anyone can kill you, but it takes someone you know to really HURT you. It takes someone you love to break your heart”—Hazel So this volume is jaw-dropping in a way that, if anyone on Goodreads spoils it for you, you should probably consider unfriending them. So I won’t spoil it, but this is the Queen of Emotional volumes in an already emotional rollercoaster of a series that moves from hilarity (any two characters talking anytime) to cuteness (Ghus, Hazel) to adult-level graphic sex and profanit ”Anyone can kill you, but it takes someone you know to really HURT you. It takes someone you love to break your heart”—Hazel So this volume is jaw-dropping in a way that, if anyone on Goodreads spoils it for you, you should probably consider unfriending them. So I won’t spoil it, but this is the Queen of Emotional volumes in an already emotional rollercoaster of a series that moves from hilarity (any two characters talking anytime) to cuteness (Ghus, Hazel) to adult-level graphic sex and profanity to deep family connections. But this was such a tough issue that even the creators are taking a year off from making it! Yes, true! “Most of the time we don’t even realize we’ve lived through something worth commemorating until long after its ended.”--Hazel No really important spoilers in what follows! I told you already! I promised! Things I liked so much: *”Our daughter’s biology isn’t a liability. It’s a gift.”—Saint Marko, in a meme for our times. *One basic point of this series is that violence begets violence. And violence happens in this issue. A character we thought we knew pretty well surprises us, shall we say. *All the Eighties media references, such as “Drop and give me a thousand.” (adjusted for inflation from Animal House) *A scene with Petrichor and Prince Robot, interspecies sex/romance being a hallmark of the series. *The religious concept of transubstantiation as a sci fi trick, a transformation spell, used for witness protection? *Upsher and Doff, our adorable gay journalist couple, “love sick imbeciles,” unh! *The joys and anguish of family *Some stuff I loved/found hilarious that I can’t share *Not all robots are created alike: Squire vs Sir Robot *Marko as novelist?! *”Anticipation and dread aren’t opposites, just different versions of the same game.”—Hazel *Reflections on the nature of fiction as guide to our lives: “Putting new ideas into another person’s head is an aggressive act, and aggressive acts have consequences. Face it, you can be a writer or a pacifist, but you can’t be both.” *”I love that he writes in cursive.” *Magic shrooms *Pinky swears *Chicken fights (in the water, duh) *And what is maybe one of the most important things, after all this great writing from Vaughn, and so many great ideas, it is Fiona Staples that now is getting the first author credit in this series. Just awesome invention and execution. More visual ideas in this comic series than in ten comics series. And everything changes. Everything. Unforgettably, and I mean it. If you have not read any of it, start now, you're welcome in advance.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Wow. My heart has been shattered into a million tiny pieces. This volume was heartbreaking and devastating but absolutely phenomenal. This series is nothing less than genius. The writing, the art, the story, the characters... everything is just brilliant. If you haven’t read this series yet, seriously what are you doing with your life??! Kidding... but read it!!! I can’t believe we have to wait like a year for the next dose of Saga but fair play to Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples for doing Wow. My heart has been shattered into a million tiny pieces. This volume was heartbreaking and devastating but absolutely phenomenal. This series is nothing less than genius. The writing, the art, the story, the characters... everything is just brilliant. If you haven’t read this series yet, seriously what are you doing with your life??! Kidding... but read it!!! I can’t believe we have to wait like a year for the next dose of Saga but fair play to Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples for doing what’s best for the comic! I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next volume so it can break my heart all over again! Also, cool little fact - this is the 100th graphic novel I have read & honestly I’m so glad that 100 was a great one!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lilith Black

    It is Sunday, March 10 01: 47 am... And l barely can keep myself to not cry because l will wake up my husband and baby. I am 99% ready to make my way to the bathroom so l can cry in peace... This just broke my heart GOD DAMN IT!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    This series is so weird! I was entertained by this volume. It continues the story in pretty much the same vein as the past few volumes. So, while the overall storyline is very creative and unique, you will not find much in this volume that you have not already seen from this series. Man, the art is just so out there and interesting. I could probably read this series without any dialogue included and my mind would be blown. In fact, that might be an interesting exercise – determining just what the This series is so weird! I was entertained by this volume. It continues the story in pretty much the same vein as the past few volumes. So, while the overall storyline is very creative and unique, you will not find much in this volume that you have not already seen from this series. Man, the art is just so out there and interesting. I could probably read this series without any dialogue included and my mind would be blown. In fact, that might be an interesting exercise – determining just what the actual heck is going on without words to help!?!? Now comes the standard warning to accompany this series: if you don’t like foul language, nudity, or “adult content”, this is not the series for you (I put quotes around “adult content” because from my experience, this means something different to everyone). As I have in the past, I give this disclaimer without opinion or agenda, it is just an FYI for people who may not like that sort of thing and are wondering if they should check this series out. I would say that this particular volume really raised the stakes in this area! I continue to be entertained so I will continue to come back to this series. Especially when I need a little weird in my life (or a whole lotta weird!)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bea

    4.5 stars! WHYYYYYY??? just excuse me which I cry for the next few days and never stop thinking about this ending. thanks

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    BEST ONE YET AND I AM CRYINGGGGGGGGGG

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michael Finocchiaro

    As always, the artwork is fantastic, the humor caustic and fun, the drama interesting and uncorny and the imagination absolutely mind-blowing. If I say anything more, I’ll be spoiling the story. Can’t wait for Vol 10! Oh, and they should have had a lying cat last week for the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing. It would have slept through the first half and gone stark raving mad screaming “Lying!” during the second half...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julie Zantopoulos

    I am so hard in my feels! I cannot handle it. This graphic novel series is so phenomenal, so hard-hitting, so raw and real and I LOVE it. Hazel is starting to look so big and it's equally so cute and like "no, stay tiny forever". She's precious and bold and starting to take after her mama and I love it. Just...read this series, everyone!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ian Darko

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck FUCK

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tatiana

    The counts of dead bodies and penises are very high in this installment. Lots of action of every kind. Sad too:(

  26. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    In this latest volume, Brain K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples dropped the mic on us and decided to leave us all hanging for a year, cuddled up together in a fetal position, wondering where the hell we go from here. Excuse me while I go look for the closest Saga trauma support group.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    I'm not using this gif often but when I do, it's because a book has killed me. Especially the last issue of this latest volume of Saga has done just that. Holy mothballs! This 9th volume starts out with The Will being dragged around like a slave. Well, at least all that stuff apparently makes him lose some of his weight again and it shows that his fighting spirit isn't as broken as he (we) thought. Not sure if that is a good thing. Simultaneously, Alana, Marko, Hazel and their latest group of frie I'm not using this gif often but when I do, it's because a book has killed me. Especially the last issue of this latest volume of Saga has done just that. Holy mothballs! This 9th volume starts out with The Will being dragged around like a slave. Well, at least all that stuff apparently makes him lose some of his weight again and it shows that his fighting spirit isn't as broken as he (we) thought. Not sure if that is a good thing. Simultaneously, Alana, Marko, Hazel and their latest group of friends are hiding with the reporters for a while. The reporters hope to get permission to publish Hazel's story in exchange for body-altering magic (kind of like a witness protection program). Just like until now, I'm still not a fan of the reporters, though their story has become more relevant (in my opinion) in the meantime. The relationships between all members of the crew are once again sweet and tragic at the same time with the authors covering a lot of ground - from PTSD and how to raise children to various sexual interactions and identities. The art is of the same quality as it was in the previous 8 volumes with less happening in most of the panels - a simplicity of scenery that only added to the impact of what was happening / shown. While some volumes affected me, they usually affected me less than other people. Not in this case. This made me cry so much you almost can't imagine it. In fact, I'm still crying while typing this review and I can feel the rage about the injustice of it all coming on (though every aspect of these events is realistic, like (view spoiler)[how the publication of Sir Robot's story is getting suppressed (hide spoiler)] ). Not sure if it's a blessing or a curse that the creators of this great story have decided to take a break for a year - just like I'm not sure where this story is going now.

  28. 4 out of 5

    AleJandra

    All the STARS in all the Galaxies for this book "The most important moments in our life rarely take place on some numerically significant date. Most of the time, we don't even realize we've lived through something worth commemorating until long after it's already ended." Necesito desahogarme, así que prepárense para la reseña más dramática que han leído, esta vez no estoy exagerando. En proceso...

  29. 5 out of 5

    Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

    I AM FUCKING DECEASED. HOLY SHIT. This volume RIPPED MY HEART IN PIECES. Goddamn it!!!! I BADLY WANT VOLUME 10 but then Brian K. Vaughan takes a year HIATUS. He just left us hanging with the most heartbreaking volume yet. Unbelievable. I'm still processing that ending.. I SCREAMED!! I love this graphic novel series. Such an awesome masterpiece. Let me just recover from that ending. I feel so betrayed right now. SEND HELP!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Char

    Oh nooo...

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