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Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.

Collecting: Saga 19-24
Paperback, Trade, 152 pages
Published December 17th 2014 by Image Comics
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Patrick
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goddamn. This series. It's so good. It has such a density of narrative. Such quality of story.

There was a series of four panels that made me burst immediately into tears. Vaughan. What the hell man. How do you keep doing this to me?

Raeleen Lemay
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphicomanga, own
I WISH THESE COULD BE LIKE A THOUSAND PAGES LONG
Anne
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

WARNING: Potential Spoilers Ahead!


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You can really see how this family is going through the growing pains in this one. And, once again, Vaughn and Staples create a fantasy world that is so incredibly not fantasy.
This volume? This is a real marriage.
Can we please fight about it in the morning?

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Ok, so now that they aren't running for their lives, the mundane existence of taking care of a family sets in...as it does with a lot of marriages.
Alana is working full-time as an actress on this sp
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karen
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lot of people who came into my family's life looking like heroes ended up acting more like villains. I wish I could say the opposite was also true, but that was pretty fucking rare.

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see, this is why goodreads is so great - i wasn't in love with this volume until i read anne's excellent review, where she recontextualized the story into real-world situations that made me appreciate it so much more with her insights and anecdotes. that woman's got a gift for reviewing, man. she should come back a
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Elizabeth
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The only complaint is that I wanted more Lying Cat, but it is PERFECTION. If you haven't read Saga because "everyone always talks about it, and I want to be the lame hipster who finds fault in pop culture," take a selfie, upload it to Instagram, pick out a complimentary filter, set you iPhone 6+ on your rug from Urban Outfitters, jump over the phone and GET OVER YOURSELF. If you aren't reading Saga you are losing at life.
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
I'M SWALLOWING THESE BOOKS FASTER THAN ALANA DOES FADEAWAY DRUGS.

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And I don't know about you, but if that wasn't just some fantastic character development and maturity for Marko right there, then Mama Sun's a saint sent straight from the heavens. Would have loved to see more of the other characters than we did, but boOOoOoOoy oh boy am I still invested in this story than ever.

I'm coming for you, Vol 5!!! No seriously, expect a review to follow in t-minus 2 hours. This shit really is like drugs— t
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Lola
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, adult

Alright, so this took unexpected turns. I’m not disappointed, but I’m not thrilled either. I wish Alana would stop cursing in front of Hazel, because I really hate when people do that in front of their child and I’m really annoyed about her doing what she did to keep her job and this new character Ginny trying to steal the spotlight. Not my favorite volume, but the graphics are still incredible, the characters and plot are still interesting and it’s normal to have dark moments in life, so I’m ju
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Maureen
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD SO GOOD.
Especially in this one, every chapter was a freAKING CLIFFHANGER it made me need to keep reading.
Nat
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This review contains *spoilers*.

I loved how close the family was at the beginning. Alana and Marko were so sweet with Hazel.
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They had this super adorable scene and then this happens
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That one sentence made me tear up.

I’m so shocked with what went down in this volume. I honestly can’t believe Marko and Alana were split up at the end. I care for the two of them together so,so much. My heart hurts for everything they’re going through.
Hazel summed up my feelings pretty well “I guess I’m not sure what
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Kemper
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, comics, sci-fi, space, war, saga
Four volumes and I've given each of them 5 stars.

'nuff said.
 ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
I didn't like this one as much. Alana was bitchy and Marko was all emo. It was kind of funny how Alana had the job in that virtual reality soap opera. But then, (view spoiler).

Marko and the lady who gave Hazel dancing lessons.... it just felt like inserted drama. I guess it was to tease you because (view spoiler)
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Megan Johnson
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know, I really cant get over how good this series is. I took maybe a month between reading the first 3 and then this one, and I was so excited to get back into the story.

It's simultaneously adorable, creepy, sleazy, and incredible. Each chapter leaves me wanting so much more, and yet is so fulfilling.

If you want to know more about what I think of the series, check out my other reviews. Otherwise, I can't recommend this enough.



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Petrik
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars

Buddy reading this entire series with my favorite Princess Celeste

Took me a while but NOW THIS IS GETTING BETTER! Finally! Imo Volume 4 of Saga is the best so far. It's fast paced, the stories are great (it's finally going somewhere), it's more complex and the drawings and characters development improve much further. If the quality of this volume continue to the rest of the series, I can see why Saga received the acclaim it gets.

Marko, Hazel, Alana have changing and more complex relat
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Adam Silvera
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVE.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 4/19/17: Marko is still a stone cold fox tbh

Original read 2015: Absolutely incredible. Also, Marko is a stone cold fox. Damn
Will M.
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This fourth installment was not as perfect as the last one, but it was still fucking amazing.

The plot continues to thicken and the characters keep getting better at what they do. While this one started off slow, the pacing improved while nearing the middle. A lot of unexpected things happened plus an annoying cliffhanger in the end. I can't wait to read the next volume to know what's going to happen with (view spoiler). Add the fact that while Haz
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Steph Sinclair
OMG that ending. How is it possible for this series to be so consistently amazing?! Need volume 4 immediately.
Lindsey Rey
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, graphic-novels
The best volume in the series to date! Exciting, action-packed, great character development, and beautiful artwork as always. Simply PERFECTION.
Jessica
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love where this story is heading!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
First off, I wanted to kill this stupid chic thing. I don't even know her name. I looked all over and thought I was losing my mind not remembering her name. All I can say is she's blue, she tries going after Marko and lets just say that little Hazel said it best in the book Her is ugly I had to get that out so now we can move on :-D Oh yeah, her name is Ginny! Who cares!

So it starts out with Prince tv heads wife has a son while he is off in the twilight zone. <---Read book 3.

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Said baby gets
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Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.

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Trudi
My fangirl timeline:

First there was Scully and Mulder (the truth is out there).

Then came Sam and Dean Winchester (saving people, hunting things, the family business).

Recently there's been Elizabeth and Philip (Married Russian spies not to be confused with Royals)

Now keeping company with all of these is Alana and Marko. Star-crossed lovers from the warring planets of Wreath and Landfall. Horns and wings aside, their love is universal and instantly recognizable. All they want is peace, to be left
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Bradley
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Re-Read 5/14/18:

So I'm revising this down to four stars. Why? Because it is, conceivably, the weakest of all the volumes. It's not that it's bad, but that so many crappy things happen... or are caused by... the characters I love the most.

Too much whining, too much indulgence, and just when they're both acting the most selfishly, FATE has to intervene.

So. Crap. This is the downturn. This is the start of a tragedy that, fortunately, is not forever. Things GET BETTER. *Sob* But first, sometimes, a
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Elisabeth
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So good! I need the next one, now!!
Sarah Churchill
My favourite of the series so far. I forget how much I love the writing when I'm waiting for the next volume and then I'm like a kid at Christmas when I get my hands on it. Love.
Grecia Robles
PopSugar 2018: 35. Un libro que haya ganado el Goodreads Choice Awards

Este volumen ha sido desgarrador, desolador😭😢
¿Escuchan eso? Es mi corazón rompiéndose ➡💔

No todo es miel sobre hojuelas en el matrimonio de Alana y Marko están enfrentado una crisis como pareja, distanciados en parte por el nuevo trabajo de Alana como actriz y no ha tenido tanto tiempo para su familia.



Por otra lado Marko se ha dedicado a cuidar a Hazel y la ha metido a clases de baile y la profesora azul morada whatever, est
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Melanie
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Vol. 1 ★★★★
Vol. 2 ★★★★
Vol. 3 ★★★★★

Honestly, I had to read something I knew I loved after watching The Walking Dead premiere last night. It's too bad that this volume decided to kick me more in the feels than that heartbreaking episode, but I digress.

This volume really highlights the struggle of "non-practical" house dynamics. Alana is now a working mother, and Marko is now a stay-at-home dad. The resentment from both sides is really hurting their relationship and it was really hard to see/read
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Sushi
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels


Well, hellooo Gwendolyn. I think I'll forever be in awe that somebody actually drew you into existence.



The Lying cat is turning out to be one of my favorite characters from this series. Loyal pets that end up saving the day always make for the best characters.

I still don't give a damn about Alana and Marko and their boring issues, but I really like the Grandma and how Ghus has entered the picture. After all the bloodshed and things you can't unsee because it's all so graphic, the cuteness fact
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Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
How is this series so addictive? I just read the whole thing in one go, it's so good!

I'm kinda sad though because I'm not sure when i'll get to read anymore of the series :(
My library only has up to #4 and they're too expensive to buy. I resent spending like £9/10 when i'll read it in about 2 hours haha
Algernon
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, comics

Once again, I waited six months for the new Saga trade and finished it in a couple of hours. Just as I got up to date with the story and thrilled to be back in the universe created by Vaughan and Staple, I am left hanging from the cliff by my fingernails, or better yet, twiddling my thumbs and looking for another comic to read until the next six-pack comes along. I remember reading Y - The Last Man in a similar rush, but I had the advantage of coming to the comic after it was finished, and had
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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

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