Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. VaughanMy favorite volume so far! The art? Stunning. The plot? A+.
Despite it being one of the shorter volumes, so much happened. I think part of the reason this was so successful was the time jump. The past three volumes have all occurred back to back, and there wasnt much time for new obstacles to pop up. Volume 4 has a new villain who actually frightens me as well as new strain on Alana and Markos relationship. Not to mention Sophie has grown up into a fierce little girl.
Now, Im not sure if this is really the best volume so far or if Ive become more used to the vulgar and abrasiveness of this series, which has allowed me to enjoy the story more. Maybe both?
I read the past four volumes in less than 12 hours (they are seriously addictive), so Im taking a breather. But then watch out! Ill be marathoning the rest for sure.
P.S. Can I please adopt Ghus?
Saga, Volume 4
The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars and is based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts a husband and wife, Alana and Marko, from long-warring extraterrestrial races, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their daughter, Hazel, who is born in the beginning of the series and who occasionally narrates the series as an unseen adult. The comic was described in solicitations as " Star Wars meets Game of Thrones ", and by critics as evocative of both science fiction and fantasy epics such as The Lord of the Rings and classic works like Romeo and Juliet. The first issue of Saga was published on March 14, , to positive reviews and a sold-out first printing. It was published in trade paperback form in October It has also been a consistent sales success, with its collected editions outselling those of The Walking Dead , another successful Image comic. The series has been met with wide critical acclaim, and is one of the most celebrated comics being published in the United States.
The compendium will collect all 54 issues of Saga to date. Dubbed Saga: Compendium One , the softcover volume is due Oct.
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