- “Saga, Volume 1″ by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- Fantasy Sci-Fi Comics
- Read in e-format
- 4/5 stars
- Finished January 22, 2015
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.
So this graphic novel was super hyped to me by a few people, and I’ll admit when I finished it last night I was curious what would happen next and committed to reading the others.
Now, I can’t stop thinking about what happens next. This may be a problem.
I’ve never really been into graphic novels, I’ve read a few here and there, I think I read one about some Zodiac Chicks when I was in seventh grade, and they’re beautiful and all, but I tend not to focus on how beautiful they are and focus on plot. Probably because I read novels like…24/7. But this was intriguing. I was promised Star Wars meets Game of Thrones, but I don’t…honestly really see either of those. I see a world of it’s entire own new creation. And it reminds me a bit of the world I’ve seen in [book:Zodiac|20821306] and from what I’ve seen of “Battlestar Galactica”. Maybe it’s because too many things are said to be like GOT when…they really aren’t and it’s just to entice readers, but I digress.
Some of it was really funny, and some of it was very adult, and I enjoyed how those themes seemed to move flawlessly through the novel, and how easily you could move from one to the other. I find one of the most intriguing characters the freelancer who wants to save the six year old girl (whose name is currently escaping me). And I’ll admit, I was ready for this to be cliché, and was usually sure how something would turn out but then it didn’t, so that was refreshing.
Overall, I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next novels. I’m anxiously awaiting payday at this point. I honestly feel like this might be the year of graphic novels and manga for me. High four stars.
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