Review – Saga Volume Two

Posted July 5, 2016 by Nicky in Reviews / 4 Comments

Cover of Saga vol 2 by Brian VaughanSaga Volume Two, Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

In volume two of Saga, Fiona Staples’ art continues to really shine. She manages to make the characters come alive, conveying movement and expression, mood and attitude and even a little of their voice. It helps that the characters are pretty awesome: the Lying Cat is a pretty amazing creation, Alana, Gwendolyn and Marko’s mother are straight-up badass, the interlude with Barr manages to inject just enough emotional attachment…

Oh, and in case you were wondering if Marko’s ex-fiancé was a fridged love interest who wouldn’t turn up again because his love for Alana is all the matters, nope. Gwendolyn shows up, kicks ass, and has very decided opinions about Marko and what he’s up to.

And I do love the device of the narrator being Alana and Marko’s child; it sets the tone, and makes some scenes less harrowing, while also bringing in hindsight.

And don’t forget the humour. Normally, I’m quite difficult to please when it comes to Saga, and it’s possible I wouldn’t laugh at the visual and verbal jokes if someone made them IRL. However, when it’s me and a book…

Rating: 4/5

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4 responses to “Review – Saga Volume Two

    • Ack, I forgot to preorder! I should make sure to order it while I’m in the UK, if my partner hasn’t got it yet. It’ll take ages to get to us in Belgium…

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