Wednesday, 6 November 2013

So I Read Saga Volume 2

A 250 word (or less) review of the second Saga collection
By Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples; Image Comics

This review will contain unavoidable *SPOILERS*. For a *SPOILER* free review of Saga please go here.

I love comic books. Absolutely love them. There are these moments of narrative clarity, pure  unadulterated story telling in comics that I just find joy inducing. It's kind of a difficult emotion to articulate, but if you want to see what sets off this primal glee, Saga Vol. 2 is an excellent example. Saga Vol. 2 continues the story of Marko and Alana, star crossed lovers from different extraterrestrial species on opposites sides of a war, and their baby Hazel as they try to maintain their freedom in a bombastic Space Opera setting. The current collection picks right up at the cliffhanger ending of Volume 1 and just keeps racing along with our heroes contending with the arrival of Markos’ parents, the predations of Freelance Bounty Hunter The Will, and the pursuit of Prince Robot IV. Saga Vol. 2 also continues the tradition of swagger, humour, surprise, action, and family drama that made the first collection of Saga such an infectious read. This comic still looks amazing, with its own distinctive and wicked awesome style. Basically, this comic has top-notch creators blasting out some of their best work. But even that doesn't really capture it... Saga Vol. 2, despite its excellent pedigree, manages to be more enjoyable than it should. I really love this comic. It's difficult to articulate exactly why, so just go read it.

Word Count: 226


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