Review: Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, theysaga vol 1 risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), 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.

Last year I decided to read more graphic novels and I’ve seen ‘Saga’ on a couple of blogs now. I liked the cover so I picked it up when I saw it at the local book store.

It was my first read of the year and I absolutely loved it! This is my kind of story!

First of all, let’s start with the style of drawing – it’s awesome! I love the look of everything, the choice of colours, I like the balance between dialogue and just showing. It’s never too much talk and never not enough.

It is funny, but also dramatic and sad. It is action-packed, very colourful and bizarre. It is sexy, shocking, scary & violent.

The setting is top! It’s a whole new universe, with various different inhabited planets and species. There’s everything you can think of!

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The story itself is captivating. The tale of the star-crossed lovers is nothing new and has been used a thousand times. Our couple is on the run from authorities, but the cool thing here is, that we don’t read the story about them meeting and falling in love. No, we get to know them when they are already ‘married’ and the first scene is them having their baby!

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This first volume introduces us to the conflict between the people of the planet Landfall, the largest one in the galaxy, and the people of the moon Wreath. The war has been going on for long and Alana and Marko are hunted for the fact that they are together, although their people hate each other. Those two just want to get far away from everything and start anew.

There’s weird TV-head-people, unicorn ladies, and this lovely maiden^^

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I liked lots of the characters, especially ‘The Will’, an assassin and one of the few people who are hunting down Alana and Marko. His companion is a lying cat, that knows when a person is lying^^ I like him, because his character has lots of potential. We already saw that he is not as cold-hearted and mean as he seemed in the start and I am curious to see where his storyline leads him.

There’s also lots of swearing, boobs and sex. It definitely is only for adults. So if you don’t like it, don’t even try!

I was so entertained by this volume, I have to give it 5/5 stars!

 

 

17 comments

  1. Ich höre auch immer wieder davon und würde es wahnsinnig gerne lesen. Allerdings ist es in der deutschen Übersetzung außerhalb jeder bezahlbaren Realität, dass das wohl nichts wird. Schade.

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  2. I love graphic novels! They can be so much fun, and I love how the story is told differently through pictures than it is through words.

    That said… I think I’ll probably skip this one. I tend to go more for YA-aimed graphic novels than adult ones.

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  3. I was so excited reading this!! So happy you liked it and liked the Will too. He’s one of my fav characters in the first volume. Can’t wait to see what you think of the characters later.

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  4. Well, I have been thinking and humming and hawing over this one but you’ve convinced me nicely.. I will have to try this out myself for sure this year! Love the graphics and content sounds up my alley, too! 🙂 Great review!

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