I didn’t think it was possible but… This is better than volume one… Now that the storyline has kicked off and the characters have all been explained to us, it is easier to understand the world building and the connections that the different characters have with one another. It’s just so so good!
Saga is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.
Collecting: Saga 7-12
Wow. Just wow. I am absolutely blown away by the premise of this graphic novel series. It just keeps getting better and better. I loved the introduction to Marko’s parents as it was interesting to witness his past with them and his childhood. We also got to see the time when Alana and Marko first met which was amazing.
One of the things that I love the most about this series is that it is Alana and Marko’s child, Hazel that is narrating it. She is full of wit and sarcasm which I find hilarious. The narrations from her also make it easier to differentiate between the present and flashbacks.
“Please read this [book] so I’ll have someone to talk about it with?”
– Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Saga Vol. 2
Another thing that I love about this series is the banter between Alana and Marko. Albeit, their language is absolute filth, but I can just imagine the way that they would swear at each other and it’s hilarious. Alana has this personality that I’m in love. She doesn’t take rubbish from anybody and she’ll just speak her mind which I love. She also doesn’t seem to have a filter. It’s like she’s constantly doing an external monologue, except she’s saying her thoughts to the people around her. It makes her come across as sarcastic, removed but bloody awesome.
Again, the artwork is gorgeous, so props to Fiona Staples for creating even more amazing pieces of art which I could gawp at for days.
Overall, this is a stunning second volume, and now I finally have my hands on the next five volumes, so looks like I’ll be binge reading them very soon! Keep your eyes on this space to read my reviews of the next volumes!
I will end with this though: I will warn you, 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.