Review: SAGA Vol. 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga, Volume 1

15704307SYNOPSIS:

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

CollectingSaga 1-6


Rating: 🌵🌵🌵🌵

I love this.

I can already feel that this is going to be great. Alana and Marko are a lovely couple and their little family is completed by their daughter Hazel. The idea itself is not very original but it’s made so amazing by setting, characters and artwork. Also, I love that Marko and Alana are both soldiers but so very different. Trigger-happy Alana and pacifistic vegan Marko.

The artwork is so beautiful which makes it even more shocking when grotesque scenes come up. Like, there were quite a few ‘what the fuck’ moments in this graphic novel (I’m still disturbed by the robots (human body, tv head) having sex). So just warning y’all. If you don’t cope well with cursing, nudity, graphic sex and violence, stay away from this.

I need the next volume.


Saga, Volume 2

17131869SYNOPSIS:

The smash-hit ongoing epic continues! Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!

CollectingSaga 7-12


Rating: 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵

„Because your son is so goddamn beautiful.”

“Ha. I assure you, looks aren’t forever.”

“Oh, I know. I wasn’t talking about his looks.”

Oh wow, this was even better than the first volume. The first one was great too but it lacked that little something to make it truly amazing. The second volume definitely has it.

I love Marko and Alana, even more now that we got their backstory. Also, Alana freaking out about a book is the most relatable thing ever.

I feel like the plot was better in this volume, probably because of Marko’s parents and the hilarious interactions that came with them. Alana and Barr are the best.

In the first volume I was a bit sceptical about Hazel herself being the narrator, but this volume proved that it is actually a genius idea.


Saga, Volume 3

19358975SYNOPSIS:

From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private EyeY: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.

CollectingSaga 13-18.


Rating: 🌵🌵🌵🌵

“This is nauseating.”

“Hush. Let them geek out.”

This volume wasn’t as good as the last one. It kind of felt more like filler than plot but it was still enjoyable.

Best moments:

➤ Alana fighting against a skeleton monster with Hazel in her arm

➤ Alana being an absolute book geek. So. Relatable.

➤ Alana and her mother-in-law arm wrestling

➤Basically Alana doing anything

“This doesn’t change my wedding vows. I’m still never doing the dishes.”

“I like doing dishes!”

“You are so fucking sexy.”


Saga, Volume 4

23093367SYNOPSIS:

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.

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Rating: 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵

“Is it just me or do kids today bounce way more than we ever did?”

Ohhhh, I really liked this volume. It’s not as action fuelled as the other volumes but that didn’t bother me at all. Seeing Alana and Marko having family issues seemed so real and was so heartbreaking. Well, parenting is hard. @myparents I’m sorry for everything I’ve ever done.

I feel like I was sobbing through this volume?? Especially the last page of chapter 19 killed me. Why do you play with my feelings like this, Brian?

“For once in my pathetic career, I didn’t completely shit the bed.”


To be continued…

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