PUBLISHER: Image Comics
DATE PUBLISHED: 17th December 2014
Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.
Wow… can that just be the entire review? Wow!
This volume of the incredible graphic novel series Saga really ramps everything up a notch. Elements from previous volumes are coming into play and new story threads are being woven in to this rich intergalactic series. The characters are juicy, rich, and flawed. There is no purely good or evil characters and it is amazing that homage can be paid to each character and not just the main protagonist couple.
Let’s talk about Marko and Alana. These two begin to settle down and raise their daughter Hazel with the grandmother and ghostly nanny. There’s a level of domestication seen here which is pleasant to see. However, this does not lead to good reading and turmoil must ensue. There is the possibility of a cheating husband, tiring and less than worthwhile work, and trouble in paradise.
With so many backstories and a hunted fugitive couple trying to raise their daughter there is no room for boredom in this series.
Keep Calm and Read On,