Saga, Vol. 3

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06This trade collects Saga issues #13-18. Saga can be a tightly plotted, layered adventure having a central cast of characters and yes it would be confusing to begin with here. Go back to the start.

Vaughan and Staple’s graphic, explicit epic loses no momentum in this particular third collection. We please take a small step back with time to see how all the characters got a chance to last volume’s big cliffhanger then resume it around mid-volume to carry on forward. Each from the parallel threads are interesting, well fleshed out and compelling, and it also all fits together wonderfully.

There are several big moments, twists and dangers prior to major developments for anyone. There are also lots of intriguing themes and subtexts hinting at where Vaughan’s overarching tale could possibly be headed. The fantastic part though is the fact all of that is accomplished whilst keeping the characters firmly in focus since the driving force in the comic. Read the rest of this entry »


Saga, Vol. 1

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05For many years, Brian K. Vaughan has become dazzling us and making our heads spin along with his wordsmithing and storytelling on thousands of comics with the last decade possibly even. Books like Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA and the initial operated with RUNAWAYS would be the stuff that comic strip readers’ dreams are created from. Alas, since devastating finale of EX MACHINA, he took some well-deserved time away, however, if he announced a brand new creator-owned series for Image Comics that’s apparently likely to be “STAR WARS meets ROMEO AND JULIET meets GAME OF THRONES”, people’s heads begun to explode with anticipation. But will it live up towards the inevitable hype surrounding a work by Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples?

Short answer: Abso-freakin’-loutely.

SAGA would be the type of space opera that only someone like Vaughan could do, and do with enough smarts, fun, emotion, action and surprises and keep the audience wrapped around his finger. It’s the story of Marko and Alana, some star-cross’d lovers from different sides of warring planets. Alana is produced by the planet Landfall, the place of great technological advancement, along with their planet is at constant conflict with all the magic-wielders of this planet’s moon Wreath, where Marko lives in. Read the rest of this entry »