saga vol. 1
brian k. vaughan
illustrator: fiona staples
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.
Publisher: image comics
Publication Date: october 23rd 2018
Death, Gore, Blood, War Themes, PTSD
Short review is short because I’m writing this pretty late on a Sunday. First comic of the year and probably ever?
Does Nimona count or is that a graphic novel? I’m getting off topic: by the end of the first chapter(or more accurately, the fourth page), I was in love. I’m not trying to say or give away too much in this review, but just know, I am the happiest right now.
Now, I 98% of the time hate kids on books- it’s a thing that happens. So, color me surprised when I buy a book
a comic no less about these two parents from two different cultures trying to leave a war ridden planet to give their child a future. The art style was gorgeous, the colors and the character models ( I… don’t know if I’m using the right terminology here, cut me some slack) was great, it was love at first sight, okay?
At first I thought this is going to be a super quick read, I’m just looking at pictures, BUT NO. We follow so many different characters and plot lines that all come back to each other, I found myself studying each panel to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.Yet, the pacing was still really quick. With six chapters (I go by chapters, not pages), it flew by without a care for my feelings at all.
The banter between Marko and Alanna had me laughing out loud throughout the majority of their scenes. Though I love them both
a lot.. it’s quite wild I think Marko the badass pacifist has to be my favorite. I even liked Hazel’s foreshadowing between the scenes (I do have a thing for foreshadowing and stuff so… I’m not biased).
And side note: I wasn’t expecting this to be so… romantic? I mean, this is in no way a cheesy, oversaturated romantic thing, but it’s clear Alanna and Marko love each other. It made me smile and gave that aura of hope? Dread? All the conflicting feelings because war is amiss. Bad, heartbreaking things are bound to happen.
There’s a few other characters I’d like to mention that stuck out to me, like The Will and his lying cat. I wanted to like him, but with the foreshadowing happening, I knew he was going to do something crappy.
Also, Prince Robot IV ( I called him T.V. King, but we’re not going to get into it) had me asking so many irrelevant questions… And Izabel, the baby sitter ❤ . The ending kind of ended on a semi good note? But I know sh*t is going to hit the fan and I’M nervous. Overall, I can’t even think of any flaws right now- maybe I’m on a happy high right now (is that a thing?).