Review: Saga Vol 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Review: Saga Vol 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona StaplesSaga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Published by Image Comics on November 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Romance, Sci-Fi
Pages: 504
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five-stars

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.

Review:

Saga is all kinds of weird amazing. Before we get started, this is an adult comic, with adult content. It’s not for the light of heart (or little kids). But it is so wonderful.

I was carving some graphic novel when listening to a podcast reminded me of Saga. I thought I was just going to check it out…next thing I knew I was done three volumes. Saga truly lives up to it’s name as an epic sci-fi saga that features star-crossed lovers, a family defying all odds to live a happy life. The story is told by Hazel, our adorable heroine, who actually has yet to do much in the first three volumes (she’s still a baby) as we see her mom and dad try to survive as bounty hunters (and others) try to capture them.

Saga is hella weird (in a good way). It’s actually very hard for me to describe it without ruining it so you’ll just have to take my word for it. It’s got an amazing, unique universe with crazy, scary, cute, terrifying, WTF kind of characters that you’ll love, hate and feel a bit uncomfortable about.

Alana and Marco are an amazing pair with great chemistry and even greater banter. I love their love story (and I love it a little bit more that it’s because of a romance novel).

This series is jam packed full of suspense, out-of-this world strangeness, and so much fabulous humour, sarcasm and snark.

Alana meeting her father-in-law for the first time

Overall with it’s amazing artwork and crazy story, Saga is fun, fast-paced story that’ll have you hooked in no time. It’s a great family story all wrapped up in action-packed adventure. I’m head over heels for this series and I cannot wait to continue on this adventure with Alana, Marco and Hazel.

five-stars

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

11 Comment

  1. Glad you loved this! I’m not a huge fan of graphic novels but I love the art work, it’s always so beautiful!

    1. Beautiful artwork is definitely a highlight to graphic novels!

  2. I have to check this out — that panel you posted is hilarious, so right there, is a good reason to read!

    1. YES! It is quite an amazing read 🙂 With lots of hilariousness!

  3. I have heard so many good things about this series. My library has them, so I really need to borrow them and read them.

    1. You definitely should! I got mine from the library too! But now I’m very tempted to get my own copy for the prettiness 😉

  4. I agree, Saga is so weird but so amazing! And Volumes 1-5 just kept getting better and better with the character development. My favorite character has changed numerous times already lol. And the artwork is definitely beautiful!

    1. Oh so excited! I’ve only read up to vol 3 and I’m been debating if I should keep going or wait for book 2 to read the 3 set volume, haha. Glad you’re loving it, too!!

  5. I’ve never read a graphic novel, but this sounds really good! A a huge breastfeeding advocate I LOVE that it has a baby nursing on the cover. 😀 Great review, Cyn!

  6. I’ve had customers at work wax poetic about how much they love this series, but I’m not really a graphic novel person. I will admit reallllly knowing what it’s about entices me a lot more–plus you know I trust your opinions! I may have to check this series out. 🙂 Wonderful review, Cyn!

  7. Again, this is another series I have heard so much about, but just haven’t read myself. I really want to get into reading these books and into the graphic novel side of reading, for starters. But the plot and the humor sound so worthwhile too!

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