This was another great volume in the Saga series, just as funny and beautifully drawn as the rest, though maybe a bit darker since this one involved some drug use and relationship problems. Still, the characters and the plot were great. But, once again, I’ve already said all that in all my other reviews. So instead I’m going to talk about random thoughts I had and some of the specific things I thought were cute or weird or funny (three words that pretty accurately summarize the entire series).
1) I was so not expecting Robot IV’s father *SPOILER ALERT (won’t spoil the story but will spoil the joke)* to be a massive movie-theater sized screen. All the other robots have head-sized TVs, but his was so big it didn’t even fit on the page, and it just cracked me up. *END SPOILER ALERT*
2) On a similar note, the art in this comic is doing weird things to my brain. I’m starting to be attracted to robots. Have you seen IV’s body though? Like, I know his head is a TV, but… he looks damn hot in that uniform.
3) How cute was it that Gwen was wearing The Will’s cape?
4) I, for one, was quite happy to finally learn how The Stalk had sex. I was legitimately wondering that all the way back in Volume 1 because she’s got that spider body. I mean, it’s not like they showed details (thank goodness because I didn’t want to know that badly), but it was enough to make my own conclusions.
5) Apparently Marko looks good with any hair color.
6) The ending of this volume had me so excited for the next volume because *SPOILER ALERT* unlikely allies *END SPOILER ALERT* is possibly my favorite trope. I couldn’t wait to see how that would pan out.
So that about sums up my thoughts on Volume 4. Probably one of the strangest reviews I’ve ever written, but this is a pretty strange series, so I suppose that’s fitting ;-)
Fans of Vol. 1, 2, and 3 in Brian K. Vaughan's Saga series. 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.
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Collects SAGA #19-24.