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Saga, Vol. 4

(Saga #4)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  69,404 ratings  ·  4,934 reviews
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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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?

Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
My favorite volume so far! The art? Stunning. The plot? A+.
Despite it being one of the shorter volumes, so much happened. I think part of the reason this was so successful was the time jump. The past three volumes have all occurred back to back, and there wasn't much time for new obstacles to pop up. Volume 4 has a new villain who actually frightens me as well as new strain on Alana and Marko's relationship. Not to mention Sophie has grown up into a fierce little girl.
Now, I'm not sure if this i
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

WARNING: Potential Spoilers Ahead!


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?


Ok, so now that they aren't running for their lives, the mundane existence of taking care of a family sets it does with a lot of marriages.
Alana is working full-time as an actress on this sp
Federico DN
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Life is nothing but a beautiful imperfect gem.

Problems in heaven. Our lovely fugitive couple struggles to secure a livelihood while hiding in some remote charted planet named Gardenia. Marko as a dedicated stay-at-home dad, Alana as a feisty disguised troupe actress. Tension rises, mistakes happen, and someone is bound to pay the price for it.

A nice turn to a bit of emotional family drama, strange, yet moving, and with some little action as well, how can that be missing. An awesome cliffhanger t
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 bac
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. ...more
the burning dreamer.


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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Saga, Volume 4 (Saga (Collected Editions) #4), Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

Volume Four: The fourth trade paperback collection, Saga, Vol. 4, which collects issues #19-24, was released on December 17, 2014.

Chapter Nineteen: The family has been living on the planet Gardenia for several months. Alana is struggling as an actor on the Open Circuit, an underground acting troupe in which all the players wear masks. While caring for Hazel, who is now saying simple phrases, Marko mee
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Especially in this one, every chapter was a freAKING CLIFFHANGER it made me need to keep reading.
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.

They had this super adorable scene and then this happens
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
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, 2015, sci-fi, war, space, saga
Four volumes and I've given each of them 5 stars.

'nuff said.
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.

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
Adam Silvera
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Lauren Lanz
This was by far the most entertaining volume yet! I'm forever impressed by the art in Saga and the creativity that comes with inventing such unique characters.

“A lot of people who came into my family's life looking like heroes ended up acting more like villains.”

In Volume 4, Marko and Alana find themselves struggling with more mundane issues than they would typically come across. As Hazel grows into a toddler, Alana is forced to find a steady source of income while Marko takes care of their
Steph Sinclair
OMG that ending. How is it possible for this series to be so consistently amazing?! Need volume 4 immediately.
C.G. Drews
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh okay loved this one more than the last. The fact it handles a lot of typical "everyday life" problems, but with a scifi and alien/monster flair is the best. Alan and Marko are having marriage troubles though, but how cute is Hazel 😩I also sort of love how enemies end up teaming up with friends to fight other enemies who might not be enemies. And it's so bloody and also soft at times. Also I really like Sophie, Gwendolyn and Lying Cat as a team. Off to save the assassin they "definitely" do ...more
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.


Said baby gets sto
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
Lindsey Rey
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2014
The best volume in the series to date! Exciting, action-packed, great character development, and beautiful artwork as always. Simply PERFECTION.
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
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
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love where this story is heading!
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
Andrea Ashwood
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
Well, you have to be brave before you can be good.

This one was hard... 😶🤐
I think it was as the same line like the volume three, a little bit less interesting, but I deduce that this will change soon.

About the volume: New characters that are going to make my head explode (where they come from? what they're looking for? what are they hidding?), seriously, need more of this series.

Of course, I'm still praying to the universe that the Lying Cat survives the whole saga or my heart will br
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. ...more
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
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
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So good! I need the next one, now!!
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Brian K. Vaughan is the writer and co-creator of comic-book series including SAGA, PAPER GIRLS, Y THE LAST MAN, RUNAWAYS, and most recently, BARRIER, a digital comic with artist Marcos Martin about immigration, available from their pay-what-you-want site

BKV's work has been recognized at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes

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