Yes, all of my graphic novel reviews at the moment are about Saga because it’s amazing and it’s the only graphic novel series that I’m reading at the moment because I can’t get enough of it. If you’ve read my reviews of volumes 1-3, you will know how much I ADORE this series, however volume four wasn’t up to the same standards as the previous three.
As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.
This volume collects issues 19-24
Don’t get me wrong, this volume was still brilliant and I still enjoyed every second of it, it’s just that the storyline wasn’t as strong as the other three. I think the thing that ruined me was that the family dynamic between Alana and Marcus wasn’t as strong as it was. And it made me really sad because I love those two together and I love the banter that they have with each other, but volume 4 brought tension and just raw emotions.
“Yeah, life is complicated. But it’s also very fucking short.
If you find someone who can forgive all your bullshit… the least you can do is try to forgive them.”
― Brian K. Vaughan,
I do love all of the characters within this epic story and I’m excited to see what the rest of the series holds for Alana, Marko and Hazel and I really hope that Alana quits her new job because I really don’t like the kind of person that she’s becoming because of it. I preferred her so much more in the previous three because she knew what her priorities were in life, but she seems to have lost sight of all that. I know that she’s trying to provide for her family, but you can’t just ditch them completely.
Yet again, the artwork within this volume was sensational and I love all of the colours that Fiona Staples uses to convey the weird and wonderful worlds within this sci-fi/fantasy series.
Overall, this wasn’t my favourite volume yet, but it still promises a very strong storyline to come and I can’t wait to see what happens to our beloved characters.