Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mini comics review: Saga

I just got the Saga: Volume One trade paperback out of the library.  Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Lost) and illustrated by Fiona Staples, this comic is a science fiction/fantasy hybrid and it's fantastic.  This volume follows star-crossed lovers Alana and Markos, two soldiers on opposite sides of a far-reaching inter-galactic war, as they try to escape with their newborn daughter.  Everyone, it seems, is chasing them: the television-headed robot overlords of Alana's home planet, the magic-wielding warriors from Markos's moon, bounty-hunter/assassins of all shapes and sizes.  They encounter help in unexpected places but it isn't easy in this often brutal 'verse.

Saga is definitely an adults-only comic.  There is swearing and violence and breast-feeding (if you're sensitive about that sort of thing) and alien sex of all kinds.  But it's really a wonderful book that drew me in immediately, and I think I'll probably read it again before it has to go back to the library.  Pick it up - it's pretty cool.

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