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Saga, Vol. 8

(Saga #8)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  18,741 ratings  ·  2,066 reviews
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.
Paperback, 146 pages
Published December 27th 2017 by Image Comics
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Grant Phillips No. The story is still ongoing. In an interview in April 2017 writer Brian K. Vaughan said Despite already having an ending in mind, he and Staples…moreNo. The story is still ongoing. In an interview in April 2017 writer Brian K. Vaughan said Despite already having an ending in mind, he and Staples are "not even halfway there yet.".(less)

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Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best graphic novel 2018! what will happen?

When did you first know that you’d give up your life for someone? Okay, maybe you’ve never felt that way, but parents usually say that about their offspring, right? Personally, I think it’s almost always a dumb idea to sacrifice your own existence for others. Or worse, for some “cause.” If we were all a little more selfish instead of being in such a hurry to defend everything to the death, the universe would
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Yes ❤ Fanfreakingtastic!

I decided to add some pictures in no certain order. 1. Because I'm lazy 2. Because I'm tired.

Mel ♥
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warning: Spoilers for the previous volume!
But I'm going to try my hardest not to spoil anything from this one, ok?


Ok, if you read the last volume, you know that Alana's baby didn't make it.
So, once the shock wears off, what exactly happens next?
Now, I know this is touchy territory for a lot of people, but Vaughn went there anyway.
Late-term abortion. If nothing else, you probably heard the sound bites about during the last US election. Good times, good times...
Personally, I am 100% for late-ter
Michael Finocchiaro
Hell yes! God I LOVE LOVE LOVE Saga! The artwork, the storyline, the characters and monsters, the absurdity and yet the wonderful social commentary under the surface all works marvelously. In Vol 8, things are just as interesting and quirky and sexy and violent as in the seven preceding volumes but this one is particularly satisfying in how It brings everyone together near the end. I hope this series never ends because it is truly one of the greatest comic series going today. I have read loads o ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-sf
My favorite from the series so far and the 1st that got 5*. Now the wait for the next collections begins.
Vol. 1 ★★★★
Vol. 2 ★★★★
Vol. 3 ★★★★★
Vol. 4 ★★★★
Vol. 5 ★★★★★
Vol. 6 ★★★★★
Vol. 7 ★★★★★

“In the beginning, there was Landfall and there was Wreath.”

This ended up being such a heartwarming volume, after bawling my eyes out after Vol. 7. The start of this was for sure still a tearjerker, but Saga truly will make you feel every emotion possible. This series continues to prove that it is a tier above so many out there, and I truly hope it never ends.

I just feel like this Romeo and Juliet story is done
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Saga, vol 8 7-- bookspoils

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.

Trying to gather together my scattered thoughts regarding this newest volume in the Saga series is turning out to be rather hard, so I opted for making this bullet point list below:

(Spoilers from here.)

• The start of the journey took us to Abortion Town, after the unfortunate events of the last volume, where solid comment
Raeleen Lemay
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphicomanga, own
YES YES YES. THIS is what I signed up for, and what I feel this series has been lacking for the past few volumes. This volume really brought back the ~weird~ and I'm here for it. Also the characters are pulling on my heartstrings again and here I am left wondering how they all feel so real...
Re-Read 5/16/18:

There's nothing much else I can say I didn't already say. :) I'm hooked forever.

Original Review:

There's no way in hell I can call this series anything other than MY FAVORITE COMIC EVER.

It truly has everything. Love, heartbreak, cute, strange, brilliance, funny, mind-blowing, edifying, and JUST PLAIN AWESOME.

Did I mention that it's rather cool?

After the heartache of the last volume, I've been anxious and anxious to avoid this one because of the things it might do to me.

It did all
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Possibly my favorite volume yet???????? I love this series so fucking much oh my god
Sean Gibson
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you’re interested in reading Saga, you’re about as likely to jump in at Vol. 8 as I am to wax my bikini line (now THERE’S a visual no one anywhere ever in the history of the world ever anywhere ever never ever needed), so, really, you’d be primarily interested in my take on this most recent volume if you’ve read Saga previously. So, I’ll say this: Vol. 8 is Saga at its Saga-est, which means it’s by turns irreverent, disgusting, offensive, pulse-pounding, heartwarming, weird, addictive, and oc ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Who would have thought a comic about love during a massive cosmic war would tackle so many social issues occurring today? In this volume we get a commentary into what could happen if Roe vs. Wade is overturned. Plus, some insight into what life as a transgender person is like. Oh, and poop people!
Lilith Black
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my soul... Just one more left... 😢 I have no words to say how much l love this series!
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
Saga continues to impress and shock. This series is definitely not for everyone and I feel like this issue went farther when it comes to controversial issues and content than any previous issue. It makes it one heck of a ride, but proceed with caution if you offend easily!

For me, the controversial content (which I cannot specify without spoilers) is presented in a fascinating and moving way. It is not always easy to weave sensitive content into a story, but this volume handles two or three hot b
Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
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This is one of THE BEST volumes so far - all about healing.

(view spoiler)

Edit: This is just here so volume 9 can wreck your soul and shatter it into tiny, tiny pieces.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paidkindle, graphics
It has been a few days since I finished the eight volume of Saga, 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,
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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!
My vote for this year's Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novel.
(Well, after my write-in vote didn't make it.)

4.5 stars and the slight edge over Vaughan's Paper Girls Vol. 4. Another series I enjoy more and more but ultimately don't feel the same love for as I do for this one.

This volume had just the right amount of action, heartbreak, cuteness and oddball humor.

Our favorite young family is in desperate need of some time to heal. But first there are more challenges ahead. Of course I'll b
Elise (TheBookishActress)
I love Saga so much !! someone please send a defibrilator !!

alright, short review because I have no energy. While this graphic novel felt especially fast and the plot has begun to meander a bit, my investment in the characters - and pure enjoyment of the story - truly brought this one forward for me.

I also unfortunately feel that several of my favorite classes are getting less page time. Gwen, Sophie, and Lying Cat are still my favorites, and they had no pagetime here. Our current squad - Marco
Karima chermiti
#1 : Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) : 5 stars
#2 : Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2) : 5 stars
#3 : Saga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3) : 5 stars
#4 : Saga, Vol. 4 (Saga, #4) : 3 stars
#5 : Saga, Vol. 5 (Saga, #5) : 4 stars
#6 : Saga, Vol. 6 (Saga, #6) : 4 stars
#7 : Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7) : 4 stars

Saga Vol.7 ended with our characters ruining away from Planet Phang and its destruction and with Alana miscarrying her baby after a dangerous confrontation that nearly killed her. I knew that as Vol.8 will build on the events of
Paul E. Morph
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My second-most-difficult read of 2017. Heart-rendingly brilliant.
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-esque landscape. Petrichor has stepped up and has bec
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, lgbtqia, sci-fi
Ugh this series was so good!! It had so much diversity and inclusion! Omg and Alana with her post-pregnancy belly sag/stretch marks was awesome! This series tackled some controversial social issues on such a remarkable way. I loved it! I loved every single syllable of it! Full RTC!
There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said, so I'll keep this brief. Petrichor is just about my favorite character and she has a big part in this! Hazel is adorable and another favorite. It's fun to see her growing up.

I liked the craziness of this one - the poop people! LOL. I love when you're thinking, "Did they really go there? Oh yes, they did." Which brings me to the political tones which were pretty heavy. I'd prefer less politics and more fun and adventure. But, Saga has alwa
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy mothballs! This was ... it had action but wasn't as action-heavy as previous volumes. Instead, it packed a punch of a different variety.

At the end of the last volume, we learned that Alana being thrown around the rocket ship caused her baby to die in her womb. Horrific enough, but now she has to deal with the ramifications, because a dead baby doesn't just magically disappear. Which leads us to the main topic in this volume: abortion. Or: the cost of life.

While we're looking at abortion fro
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 4.25 stars or even higher
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
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
That was.... political. RTC
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Not the best in the series, but I can't wait to see where the next volume will take us!
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Tome Infinity And...: Saga Vol 8 By Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples 1 2 Dec 11, 2018 09:15AM  
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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).

Recently named "Writer of the Year" by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Boo

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