It had been so long since I had read volume 4, that I had to go back and re-read it, so that I could bing read volumes 5, 6, 7 and 8. AND BINGE READING THEM IS THE BEST THING TO DO IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!
Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.
Collecting: Saga 25-30
One of the things that I love about this series are the characters. They are forever improving or undergoing massive character arcs and the thing that I love the most about Marko and Alana, is that even when they’re apart and on different sides of the universe, they still kick ass and do everything they can to try and save their family. And volume five was no different. Throughout the entire 152 page, Marko and Alana have fantastic character development and we see the desperation in both of them – especially Alana – in trying to keep Hazel safe.
During this volume, we also re-join Gwendoline and Sophie, who are joined by The Brand (The Will’s sister). The Brand is such a badass character, but it’s a shame that she wasn’t in the story much. I’m not sure whether I actually like the Gwen/Sophie/The Will storyline… I love the characters, but the storyline that they are undergoing seems a little weak for me, and there whenever I see them crop up in the story, my heart drops a little. Like I said, I LOVE the characters, but I’m not a big fan of their story.
“Every relationship is an education… There’s no graduating from this kind of education, couples just keep growing and changing until they either break up or die.”
― Brian K. Vaughan,
Guys, there is so much drugs in this volume, it’s crazy. That’s all I have to say about that and I’m just glad that Alana has finally decided to stop taking them because she became such a different person when she was on them. Moral of the story kids: don’t do drugs.
But when a certain person (not naming any names) does some drugs, the reader is given loads of flashbacks of their childhood which is interesting. Not necessarily important to the story – and it acts as a sort of filler – but it’s still interesting.
And then by the end of the volume, we see Hazel in a school… wHAt. TIME GOES SO QUICKLY IN THESE COMICS. ONE MINUTE HAZEL IS A BABY AND THEN THE NEXT SHE’S IN SCHOOL. I FEEL LIKE A PROUD PARENT.
As always, Fiona Staples’ artwork is just amazing and I can’t fault it at all. The colours are vibrant and there is incredible detail, exactly what I look for in a graphic novel.
Overall, volume five wasn’t as good as previous volumes, but it was still very entertaining and yes, I have binge read the next three so I know it gets extremely better!