Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am so freaking pumped to discuss this amazing and wonderful graphic novel. This is the first volume in the Saga series, and it was absolutely fabulous. Everything about it was just amazing. But with that said, this is definitely an adult graphic novel, so there are explicit sexual scenes, a lot of violence, and a lot of explicit language, so if that bothers you, I can’t really recommend this to you. But if you are completely comfortable and cool with that kind of thing, I definitely recommend you give this one a go. But let’s just go ahead and jump right in!

Synopsis:

“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.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

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My Thoughts:

This was so good. Like this lifts the bar so high for graphic novels to me. I absolutely love the characters and the story line and the world and just…This was so fantastic. This is definitely an adult graphic novel, but if you can handle a lot of adult topics (explicit sexual scenes, violence, language, etc.) I definitely recommend you pick this one up. It is just so great.

Something that I really loved was the story line. Just the premise of two parents making huge sacrifices, willing to do anything, to save their daughter and give her a good life is just a really good message. I loved seeing how much Alana and Marko cared for each other and their child. It just sent a really good message, I think. People need to see that kind of love. It’s rare in today’s world. Speaking of the characters, I freaking loved them all. They are all so complex, and I just loved it.

Now I really did not care about The Stalk, to be honest, but I did really enjoy seeing the other Freelancer, The Will. While he is a killer for hire, he did find it absolutely horrendous that a child would be sold into slavery, and that really showed his depth as a character. He definitely has a human side to him, and there are certain lines he would never cross. Using children like that is wrong, and seeing him upset over it like that was just really heartwarming to me.

I still love Alana and Marko. They are hilarious and care for their family so much. They can kickass and will do anything to protect each other and their family. It was just really beautiful to see. Another character I loved was Izabel. I freaking loved her. She was like my everything. She was a standout character to me, and I think she adds an interesting dynamic to this story since she is a teenager. I also just think she’s hilarious, and I love seeing her interact with Hazel.

I also just really loved the writing and the artwork. The writing was funny and badass and definitely kept me engaged throughout the entire story. And the artwork was absolutely stunning. It really captured each scene beautifully, and it really made the story even more beautiful. Fiona is super talented, and this makes me super excited to see more of her artwork because she is just so amazing.

Overall, I loved the writing, the plot, the characters, the world, and the artwork. I am super excited to see more from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and I am really anticipating reading the next book in this series. It will definitely be epic!

5stars

 

And there you have it! That was my review of Saga Volume 1! What is your favorite graphic novel? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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