Review – Saga Volume One

Posted June 28, 2016 by Nicky in Reviews / 12 Comments

Saga vol 1Saga Volume One, Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

The first volume of Saga had me hooked right away: something about the clean lines of the art, the way it perfectly brings across character and expression, to begin with. Also the quirkier details, like the pictures that show on Prince Robot’s monitor. But also the story: the offbeat narration by a character who has only just been born at the start of the story, the set-up of the worlds fighting, the Robot kingdom assisting, etc. Alanna and Marko’s relationship is believably silly: they’re ridiculously in love, they’re not always best-suited for each other, but they’re muddling through anyway.

It’s also funny in general — not always in the most “tasteful” or “refined” way, as some of the sex-related humour shows, but believably. You can like these characters, it says, because even though one has wings and the other has horns, they’re dweebs like you.

Rating: 4/5

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12 responses to “Review – Saga Volume One

    • Oh, I wouldn’t call this manga — that’s specifically a Japanese format! I’m not really that into manga; comics/graphic novels, though… (And I prefer to just call them comics.)

  1. I”m absolutely in love with this series! Volume 6 should arrive next week… wheeeeee! (A friend of mine just got a plush stuffed version of Lying Cat that says “lying” when you hug it… best thing ever!)

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