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Saga, Vol. 5

(Saga #5)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  58,209 ratings  ·  3,957 reviews
Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.

Collecting: Saga 25-30
Paperback, Trade, 152 pages
Published September 9th 2015 by Image Comics
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Over the last couple years, I've talked a lot about how some things bother me in storytelling.

One of the things that bothers me the most is when a child is put in danger in order to grab cheap dramatic tension in a story. Even worse is when a child is hurt/killed/threatened order to build character or establish something about the world.

90% of the time it's lazy storytelling of the highest degree, and 9% of the time it's little more than emotional abuse. I think of it as roughly equivalent to f
Federico DN
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Parenthood in times of War

Hazel, the little miracle child, has been kidnapped by Dengo, a deranged extremist. Her life used as a bargain chip between the Wreath and Landfall factions. Marko, Alana and Prince Robot desperately trying to catch up to get their children back. The Rebellion rogue group also enters the fray. This may sound crazy, but it's probably not going to end well for anyone.

This volume deals with some highly important topics, and it delivers some very, very powerful messages. St
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
volume five. the saga continues. and this time the quest is for dragon spunk. naturally.

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this volume features all kinds of boss team-ups

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and more of that devastating foreshadowing

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we will learn not to fuck with marko's mom.

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and kids will say the darndest things

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and, yes, there will be dragons

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but the real star of this volume, and my heart, is ghüs

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in his little butt-flap jammies

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and his little overalls

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oh, he's just so
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, saga, magic, 2016, sci-fi, war, space
I've run out of ways to praise Saga at this point so I'll just say that it continues to be one of the most entertaining, creative, funny, heartbreaking, profane, graphically violent, and well drawn comics I've read. ...more
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ




First off, I'd like to give myself a nice, big pat on the back for actually making a wise decision for once in my life woohoo! (Okay, maybe calling it "wise" is stretching it a bit considering the sizable dent gaping at me from my wallet now…) But I'm not sure I could've stopped myself from imploding this time round if I'd chosen not to order volumes 4-6 together because THESE CLIFFHANGERS WOULD HAVE BEEN TH
Adam Silvera
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, 2015, 2018
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 ★★★★★


Sean Barrs
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Saga. It never fails to surprise me as it introduces more wacky characters, each a little more bizarre than the last.


Brian K. Vaughan is master storyteller. He is not afraid of killing characters off. He is not afraid of killing really well written characters off either. And that’s kind of important because it keeps the plot moving. This has a certain energy to it and its quite exhilarating. It never stops to get bogged down with redundancy. I could think of several comic book writers w
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one even more than the last one. Good stuff!
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Each new person we welcome into our hearts is a chance to evolve into something radically different than we used to be.
But what happens when those people disappear from our lives?”

This review contains *spoilers*.

What has this series done to me?
I knew it wasn’t clever reading them back to back, but I guess I never learn my lesson because THAT ENDING. I don’t even know what to say except that I need more. I can’t get enough of this series.

I just feel so empty now that I don’t have Saga in my hand
Steph Sinclair
Oh man, I need the next volume NOW!
Vol. 1 ★★★★
Vol. 2 ★★★★
Vol. 3 ★★★★★
Vol. 4 ★★★★

“Each new person we welcome into our hearts is a chance to evolve into something radically different than we used to be.”

This was my favorite volume, to date. And I say this in all of my Saga reviews, but Brian K. Vaughn is such a genius to make the voice of this comic the adorable daughter we know and love named Hazel. I feel more for this little hybrid cinnamon roll more than I do for most people I know in real life. Seriously, I want no
Sean Gibson
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Brian K. Vaughan is a very good, perhaps great, comic writer. Fiona Staples is a very good, perhaps great, comic artist.

Saga gets fawned over more than a pile of fruit on the ground near a wooded area (because fawns like to eat fruit that’s fallen to the ground…get it?).

And I like it. I do. I’ve read all 5 volumes, haven’t I?

But, I don’t love it. Not like a fawn loves fallen fruit. Or even like hunters love depriving Bambi of his mother (too soon?).

Volume 5, in particular, just didn’t quite c
Ahmad Sharabiani
Saga, Volume 5 (Saga (Collected Editions) #5), Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)

Volume Five
Chapter Twenty-Five: Three months after leaving Gardenia, Dengo and the captive family have set down on an unnamed planet of ice in the Solar Graveyard, where Dengo meets with revolutionaries in the hope of punishing the Robots for their participation in the war. Meanwhile, as they are led through space in The Stalk's dragon skull ship by Ghüs, Marko and Prince Robot IV struggle to maintain the
Megan Johnson
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
After reading Volume 4, I immediately had to pick up Volume 5. When this ends, I'm going to be so sad because it's just THAT GOOD.

Admittedly though, this was my least favorite of the volumes thus far. It's not that it wasn't fantastic and entertaining, I just felt like not as much happened. But you know what, all of this set-up is bound to mean that something awesome is coming and that's well worth it.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars not because it isn't an incredible work, but because compared to t
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Where do I start with this one? There is so many things going on and it's a bit sad. I might as well just get into it.

So the tv head named Dengo still has Alana, Hazel and Klara. He makes some stupid deal with the Revolution. They are actually bad people and they come and load everyone into their ship and they think they are going to take little Hazel somewhere and do some business. But, things never turn out as planned.



Meanwhile... Prince IV (tv head), Marko, Ghus and Yuma are going across th
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Regardless of sex, everyone loses something in a war...but the first casualty is always the truth."

Saga is the only graphic novel series that I care about. I've tried others, even by Brian K. Vaughan, but nothing ever fascinated me as much as this series does. It's the combination of ultimate suspense and diversity of characters. Not once in the five volumes did I get bored. The many unique characters and subplots bring out a variety of emotions: love, hate, fear, excitement and thrill. (And is
Whitney Atkinson
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
First book completed for cramathon! Honestly summer cramathon is such a #fail but I couldn't bring myself to cancel it so it's a very self-motivated readathon lol.

anyway enough about my readathon, this book! !!!!!
I think the one star that was deducted from this is entirely my fault, because I needed to reread the previous volume in order to understand what's happening in this one. But that copy is in storage. :( So I deducted a star just because since things were out of context, it took me the
Becca & The Books
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I didn't think this was quite as exceptional as the previous four volumes, it was still absolutely divine, heart wrenching and mind-blowing in equal measure. I also have to confess I was disturbed quite a bit while reading this so my lack of concentration could contribute to me finding it not quite as awesome as the ones before it 😂 ...more
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Re-Read 5/15/18:

And just when I started to love ANOTHER CHARACTER... I have to get heartbroken again. Not all characters, of course, but some have a special place in my heart. ; ;

What a fantastic series. Heavy-hitting, pull no punches, freakstorm.

Original Review:

Still seriously wicked cool. The story is fantastic, but so is the art. The pacing is divine and it is so damn funny and disturbing at the same time I just can't understand why EVERYONE hasn't just gone bonkers over this title.

I mean, m
Will M.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't know how this series will get better in the future. Volume 2-3 for me were the peak of the series, and volume 4 slightly resulted to decline. This fifth volume was not that bad, because it brought out an even more weird side to the series. What's running inside my head though is that how could this improve even more, enough for me to give it a five star rating? Hopefully volume 6 could answer that.

This volume brought out Vaughan's weird side even more. I liked how they were on a
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Another 3.5 stars from me here!

Buddy reading this entire series with my favorite Princess Celeste

First of all, I would like to apologize for spamming everyone's timeline with my mini reviews on this series. This is one of the reason why I don't review my mangas or graphic novels.

The series is really fast to read, I'm not joking, each volume will take you 30-40 minute max to finish so that's the reason for these spams. There's one more volume available left which I'll do tomorrow

That said, I must
Lauren Lanz
Another outstanding volume, as to be expected. The amount of plot progression and action stuffed into this one was fantastic!

THE ART. I’ll never get over it. Fiona Staples is undeniably talented at what she does; the creativity in otherworldly creatures and bizarre occurrences is outmatched by any other comic artist I’ve read from.

While Marko and Robot Prince IV form an unlikely alliance out of mutual benefit, Gwendolyn and Lying Cat are in search of a remedy for The Will. Alana is in a kerfuffl
Lilith Black Bee
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my GOD! OH MY GOD! This is getting better and better! I am sure l am repeating myself, but l do really love Alana ❤
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
This is phenomenal, witty, funny, thought-provoking, marvellous and hilarious. I think this may even top Volume 4 for me which I utterly loved... I don't even know any more because every time I think I've seen the best of it they bring out something even more crazy brilliant! There are some pages in this which made me ponder, other pages made me smile or feel sadness, and some even made me full on giggle out loud! It's a ridiculous space-adventure with so many characters and wonderfully designed ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Volume 5 was a very entertaining entry in the Saga saga (I have been wanting to use that one for awhile!) Lots of twists, turns, reunions, separations, cliffhangers, deaths, cool weapons, strange creatures, fascinating planets, and general debauchery.

The first few volumes of this did not sell me, but now I am very into this series and I look forward to continuing!
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Just not as impressed with this one. Hope the next is better!
Wren (fablesandwren)
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Every Relationship is an education.

Each new person we welcome into our hearts is a chance to evolve into something radically different than we used to be.

But what happens when those people disappear from our lives?"

This series covers a lot of different feels. It covers the feels of enlistment, the feels of losing someone to 'meaningless' war, the feels of fighting a battle that wasn't your's to begin with, the feels of losing a child, the feels of losing a sibling, the feels of losing a friend.
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read the single issues of this, but plan to pick up the trade of this when it comes out anyways.

Shannon (kitchandpages)
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love Saga. This one flew by!
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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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