Review: Saga Volumes 2-4 by Brian K Vaughn
Saga Volumes 2-4
Volume 2 published June 19, 2013
SAGA is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.
Collects Saga issues #7-12 (Goodreads)
Volume 3 published March 19, 2014
Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.
Collects issues 13-18. (Goodreads)
Volume 4 published December 17, 2014
Visit new planets, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction, as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet.
Collects SAGA #19-24. (Goodreads)
If you haven’t read my review of Volume 1 you should go back and read that first. Now that you know my feelings for the first volume you know I had high expectations for the rest. I was not disappointed! I feel like Saga is going to ruin me though. The characters (especially Izabel, and Gwendolyn – of course), the story, the richness of the plot and setting, and of course the amazing artwork of Fiona Staples just continues to wow me each and every page. Critically speaking I did enjoy volumes 1 and 3 just a tiny bit more than 2 and 4. With volumes 2 and 4 I think certain elements were perfection, however my only gripe was there wasn’t world building or something lame like that. I have to find ways to distinguish between volumes and really it’s nit-picking. They’re all perfection! I’m so happy I have the glossy trade paperback editions sitting on my shelf now. I think the best compliment I can give Saga is it really opened up my mind to reading other graphic novels (although who knows how it will turn out).
If you haven’t read the article 10 Reasons You Should Be Reading Brian K Vaughn’s Saga by Rob Bricken you need to. It’s spot on.