This was the first graphic novel I’ve ever read, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I really enjoyed it!
I didn’t really know what to expect, so I was happy when it reeled me in within the first few pages.
What amazed me the most was the characters. I guess I figured I wouldn’t be able to connect with the characters as much as I do in books, considering there were no descriptions and very little insight into their thoughts and backstory, but I was impressed with how much depth they had and how much I felt for them! Marko was absolutely adorable; he really does seem like someone who is beautiful on the inside and out. And Alana was kickass. But it wasn’t just the main characters—I even felt terrible for The Will and kind of liked him, despite the fact that he was trying to kill the main characters, because he was also shown to have a good side.
The story itself was a little confusing at times when I was still trying to figure out who was working for who, who was on what side, what was going on with the war, etc. (I think I’m just not used to having to figure everything out from pictures and dialogue rather than textual explanations, being a newbie and all), but eventually I got a feel for it, understood what was happening, and could’ve kept reading straight through the next two volumes in one sitting had I not been freezing to death in the bookstore and in serious need of food :-P
Overall, it was funny and artistic and beautiful and explicit all at once which is a pretty great combination if you ask me.
Graphic novel fans and newbies alike who are looking for something fun and different, who like flawed but lovable characters, and who don't mind images of sex, nudity, and violence.
More Books in the Series:
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
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. 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. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls “the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make.”
Collects SAGA #1-6
Book Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
My Book Rating: 4
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series
Setting Location: Space/Other Planets