Saturday Issue Review: Saga Volume 3


The Saturday Issue focuses on the more visual books read here at In Libris Veritas; ranging from graphic novels to manga to game companion guides.

SagaVol3Source: Borrowed
 Saga #13 -18
 Graphic Novel, 144 Pages
 Science Fiction Comic
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Rating: 3.5/5

From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Y: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40, Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. 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.

And so my tenuous relationship with Saga continues. I’m still on the fence with this whole series…part of me likes the normalcy presented in each volume, but another part of me is constantly screaming ‘that’s really stupid’ whenever I read one.

At this point I’m trying to do what my friend and boyfriend suggest and just accept what happens as what it is, and stop expecting more from it and it’s sort of working. I am enjoying the storyline more, but at the same time there is just too much that does make sense. Like people suffering some pretty awful wounds, and yet they still live. HOW? We get to find out about some supporting characters, and see some confrontation we’ve been waiting for…but there isn’t much that actually happens in the story of this one.

The art, as always, is gorgeous and thankfully the writers seem to be moving away from doing ridiculous scenes just because they have a blank space on the page. I’m definitely not a prude but I do get tired of seeing scrotums and other such images in each ‘issue’ of the story for little to no reason.

I’m interesting in seeing out this turns out in the next volume, but if it doesn’t pick up I think I might say my final farewell to this series.

3.5 stars

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