I’m sorry but how amazing is this graphic novel? I’ve heard so many people say that they don’t like graphic novels because they’re really short and so there isn’t much of a storyline in one volume. Well if they were talking about Saga, they would be completely wrong. There is so much story packed into this volume and it’s just bloody brilliant!
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. Volume one collects issues one to six.
If I had to describe this volume in one word, it would be badass. The characters are absolutely amazing, the artwork is flawless and there is also some humour thrown in there for good measure.
I’m at that weird age of 21 where I can relate to both sixteen-year-olds and parents at the same time, so when I saw that volume one was focusing on the parents of Hazel, but Hazel was narrating it on the side, I got the best of both worlds *starts singing Hannah Montana*
“When a man carries an instrument of violence, he’ll always find the justification to use it. If we really want to escape this war, we have to stop bringing it with us.”
– Brian K. Vaughan, Saga Vol. 1
I found the premise of the storyline really compelling and I couldn’t help but root for the main couple as they navigate their way through Alana’s planet and facing all kinds of horrors. Brian K. Vaughan didn’t pull any punches either. There were parts of the plot where I was gobsmacked because I couldn’t believe what I was reading. You thought everything was going along ok, and then Vaughan has to throw a spanner in the works and complicate things for the characters.
I will warn you though, I think that this graphic novel is aimed at a mature audience as there is a lot of swearing, violence and nudity, so if you’re comfortable with all of those things, then go on ahead and dive right into this dark, gritty fantasy. This graphic novel is also very easy to follow. You’re not confused by which speak bubble you have to read next. Each panel is very clear and what isn’t given away by the dialogue, is given away by the fantastic artwork.
I am so glad that I have the first three volumes so I can binge-read them and I can’t wait to order the next four! This volume definitely lived up to all of the hype surrounding it and I am definitely surprised that more people haven’t tuned into this series yet!