Saga, Vol. 8

Saga, Vol. 8

After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.Collecting: Saga 43-48....

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Title:Saga, Vol. 8
Author:Brian K. Vaughan
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Edition Language:English

Saga, Vol. 8 Reviews

  • Paul

    My second-most-difficult read of 2017. Heart-rendingly brilliant.

  • Sarah

    I loved this volume and everything that came with it! WHEW, it's got me hyped! This is one of the best comics, like no doubt about it. Art = amazing. Story = amazing. If you're not reading this comic, you need to drop what you're reading and start now. You won't regret it!

  • karen

    OH GOD SO GOOD!

    real review coming but if this series ever ends, i might lose my mind. never stop, please.

  • Maria

    THE LAST ISSUE WAS SO CUTE. Saga is the gift that keeps on giving. Such an improvement since vol 7, too. The biggest highlight to me was the introducing of the new ship 🖤 Overall, beautiful & exciting.

  • Julie Zantopoulos

    Just like every other installment of this graphic novel series we got heartfelt, touching, badass, heartbreaking content that I loved! This one was always going to be intense given the conclusion of the 7th installment but man did this have seriously heavy social commentary-that as always, was handled beautifully with stunning illustrations. Loved it!

  • Trudi

    I fear I cannot possibly be objective about this series any longer, I love it so much. For any fan left traumatized and/or depressed after reading Volume 7, you'll be relieved to hear Volume 8 is a much lighter and more hopeful adventure. There are still bittersweet moments, but not of the acutely devastating kind.

    Vaughan and Staples have gone Wild West this time around and placed our intrepid crew in an arid (and possibly dangerous) western-

    landscape. Petrichor has stepped up and has bec

    I fear I cannot possibly be objective about this series any longer, I love it so much. For any fan left traumatized and/or depressed after reading Volume 7, you'll be relieved to hear Volume 8 is a much lighter and more hopeful adventure. There are still bittersweet moments, but not of the acutely devastating kind.

    Vaughan and Staples have gone Wild West this time around and placed our intrepid crew in an arid (and possibly dangerous) western-

    landscape. Petrichor has stepped up and has become an irreplaceable and totally kickass supporting character. Even Sir Robot is morphing into something increasingly likeable. The story arc is painted across a smaller canvas this time making everything feel much more intimate. To round things out, there's more The Will and Lying Cat, and more Ghus who I have missed!

    Fans won't be disappointed with

    latest entry. For me, this series just keeps getting better and better. Or I'm just a junkie who's completely hooked perpetually jonesing for my next

    fix.

  • David Schaafsma

    “One day, a boy decided to break the rules. And that boy would become my brother”--Hazel

    Saga is clearly one of the great comics series of all time, sustaining an impressive critical and popular reception over years. And Volume 7 was powerful, an event of the year in comics, with a sad loss I won’t be specific about, exactly. So volume 8, with a western theme, is a little lighter, thank goodness, though it does have to deal with the aftermath of the volume 7’s loss in this volume. So along the w

    “One day, a boy decided to break the rules. And that boy would become my brother”--Hazel

    Saga is clearly one of the great comics series of all time, sustaining an impressive critical and popular reception over years. And Volume 7 was powerful, an event of the year in comics, with a sad loss I won’t be specific about, exactly. So volume 8, with a western theme, is a little lighter, thank goodness, though it does have to deal with the aftermath of the volume 7’s loss in this volume. So along the way, Vaughn and Staples are at turns profane, hilarious, and heartbreaking, as they deal with hot-button political issues, including miscarriage, uterine death, and abortion, all of which are of course sensitive personal and political issues today. How can they speak to these issues in a fresh and useful way? Well, they do, heart-rendingly, with originality and a sense of closure.

    We get a certain portion of (humorous) shock and the profane:

    *“Dung people”(animated feces?).

    *A funny scene with cunnilingus (Apple had censored a gay oral sex scene in 2013, so why not try again?)?

    *De-nose-ification?

    *Petrichor praying earnestly for. . . sex?

    There are some really cool ideas in this one:

    * “Forecasting” as a special ability, that allows us to experience Hazel’s “brother.”

    *An endwife (instead of a midwife).

    *The Petrichor and Robot. . . uh, interaction?! Both of these characters improve their status in the series in this volume.

    There’s cameos of some characters you have missed lately: Lying cat! And Ghus, of course!

    Maybe this is kind of an interlude issue, not the best of all volumes in the series, but it is still the terrific Vaughn and Staples, with a clear focus on the adorable Markus and Alana and Hazel. It has great surprises in it, and the ending is terrific. Read it now!

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    Yes ❤

    Yes ❤️

  • HFK

    It has been a few days since I finished the eight volume of

    , and I did not really feel huge desire to come and review it because I have been quite busy with myself, but there is never a right time, so here we go.

    In the summer months we had this political shift that is perhaps now one of the biggest changes and happenings inside Finnish politics. Nationalists won a leading position in The Finns Party (when the members voted for a new leader for the party), which is often referred as a coup,

    It has been a few days since I finished the eight volume of

    , and I did not really feel huge desire to come and review it because I have been quite busy with myself, but there is never a right time, so here we go.

    In the summer months we had this political shift that is perhaps now one of the biggest changes and happenings inside Finnish politics. Nationalists won a leading position in The Finns Party (when the members voted for a new leader for the party), which is often referred as a coup, because naturally if people vote in a democratic elections that has unpleasant outcome it has to have a naughty nasty name.

    Due to this, half of the party members walked out to form a new party with the ex-leader, and there was all kinds of fishy things going on. The walk out had been well planned forehand as the nationalists win was predicted albeit very unwanted by the elite. And because the party's ex-leader was a populist in all its finesses, he was not busy to sell all his promises.

    It was all dramatic, the government was collapsing, our Prime Minister was flying his private plane to our President so he could sign the breakdown and new nation wide elections would be under their way. In the last minute, The Finns Party had this surprise walk-out mentioned above (many party members walked out and formed a new party to work with the ruling government) so he was able to do a dramatic U-turn and fly back to burn the resignation form.

    A close call. Sure, whoever wants to believe in such a nonsense. Well, it was nice to win and it was actually quite nice to play along for a little while and fantasize of being part of collapsing our shitty, anti-nationalist government. But reality check.

    So, the nationalists (me and my buddies) were out of the government, nicely forced back to opposition. They all said that this was not planned even many knew it was, and it was kind of accepted that it happened. In most countries this would end with new elections, but not here in a land of healthy democracy.

    Today it emerged that there had been a secret meeting with our Prime Minister and State Secretary, the right hand of our Foreign Minister who also happened to be the leader of The Finns Party before the elections that ended up to the win of nationalists. To cover up this meeting, which everyone by now know was about what to do if nationalists win, they actually smuggled our State Secretary inside a car's trunk.

    Yes, inside a car's trunk.

    As much as I actually laugh at this part U.S. (the dramatic plane trip) and part Russian (the trunk smuggling) action movie script, I have to say it is not so much fun when your government is full of these so-called masterminds and to know that your vote has very little value. If there was some confusion that it would have when the game gets tough.

    So, why I am telling this story?

    I can't talk about this volume without spoilers so I need ramble enough words out of me so I do not need to use those ugly spoiler tags, and people have enough time to back off if they are reading this series. What is in this review will ruin and spoil. A fact.

    And because

    is very much a political comic.

    Maybe political is not the right word for

    , propaganda is. Specifically - liberal propaganda.

    Now, before you get all upset, I am a classic liberal, which means I am favor of the messages that are found in most

    volumes, but it would be extremely intellectually dishonest to dismiss it only because I support the views presented between the covers. More so, when the eight volume is maybe the most heaviest and visible with this propaganda whereas it used to be more subtle, and perhaps easy to miss due to that.

    I do not think

    has ever been preachy, it has nicely walked the thin line of being opinionated and being on top of the current events. Here, however,

    is less subtle and more firm with its overall stand.

    The seventh volume ended dramatically, and the eight volume brings the harsh reality of miscarriage, uterine death and abortion to the surface. But the great thing is that this is tackled through with hope, compassion and positive vibes. There is no surrounding darkness but the peaceful acceptance of loss.

    I absolutely loved that this was not just about a mother experiencing a loss, but also about the experiences of a father and a big sister. This subject is often handled through how a woman experiences a loss of a unborn child, but the effects and grief are felt in the whole family.

    The best was how a big sister was taken into the story, there being an opportunity for her to experience how it would be with her little brother who was now gone. This struct me strongly as my own daughter has always been super protective of her little brother, was that from the moment she knew she is getting a brother even when that brother was still inside my belly.

    The instant connection and caring acts of hers.

    I continue enjoy

    , there is not much to dislike. It is trendy, fresh, funny and a political narration of our current times in a form of a fantasy comic series.

  • Hamad

    Let's play a game: let's think of as much synonym as possible to the word Good"

    - This was Good

    - Exceptional

    - Great

    - Favorable

    - Marvelous

    - Positive

    - Satisfying

    - Superb

    - Valuable

    - Wonderful

    So I think you get the idea guys...

    I don't know how I can be surprised every single effing time

    If I would recommend a single comic series then it would be this without a doubt

    8 volumes and it is still going strong.

    Wow, just wow

    Comment any other positive words you can think

    Let's play a game: let's think of as much synonym as possible to the word Good"

    - This was Good

    - Exceptional

    - Great

    - Favorable

    - Marvelous

    - Positive

    - Satisfying

    - Superb

    - Valuable

    - Wonderful

    So I think you get the idea guys...

    I don't know how I can be surprised every single effing time

    If I would recommend a single comic series then it would be this without a doubt

    8 volumes and it is still going strong.

    Wow, just wow

    Comment any other positive words you can think of for fun :)

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