Saga, Vol 1 is the first installment of the graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan and was illustrated by Fiona Staples. This review will be spoiler-free.
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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Captivating. Hilarious. Creative.
Saga, Vol. 1 was recommended to me by a friend of mine. It was originally described to me as Game of Thrones meets Star Wars. While I LOVE both of those, I struggled to see how it was going to work. It took me a long time to pick up, but I am so glad I did. This graphic novel was GOLD! I am already planning on stopping by the store on my way home to pick up the second one.
Let’s start at the beginning. I opened this book up and the first words are “Am I shitting? It feels like I’m shitting.” Now I had no idea what was going on when I read this. I was shocked, but I laughed and quickly turned the page.
Alana and Marko are hilarious. I laughed my way through this book so fast. I’m sure it would have been even better if I had slowed down and really taken everything in, but I couldn’t. It was too good. One of my favorite parts is Prince Robot IV’s obsession with Alana’s book. Or when the Lying Cat calls out The Will. I literally chocked I was laughing so hard. But overall, I think my favorite character was either Izabel or The Will.
The world, or rather universe, that Vaughan and Staples created is so unique. It is vast and complicated, but also so simple. The graphics were amazing. The dialogue flowed easily. I never felt like they were “telling” me what was happening instead of showing me through the panels.
I gave this graphic novel 5 out of 5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend this series. I am dying to dive into Vol. 2.
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