Saga – Volume 6 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 6 collects the issues 31-36.
Finished on: 4.5.2020
[Here are my reviews of the other volumes.]

Content Note: transmisia, fatmisia

Plot:
Hazel and her grandmother Klara are in a re-education facility on Landfall where they are in relative safety, as long as nobody realizes who they really are. Meanwhile Marko and Alana are still frantically looking for Hazel – and they’re closing in on her trail. With the death of The Brand, journalist couple Upsher and Doff are free to take up their investigation into the case again – and do so immediately, only to run into The Will who is looking for revenge against Prince Robot IV.

I’m really enjoying saga as a whole and Volume Six brings some plots to a close (while opening up others, of course) that I have been waiting for. There were a couple of moments here where I wasn’t completely happy, but overall, I’m very excited about the continuation.

The book cover showing a couple - Marko and Alana - leaning against each other looking at a skyscraper.
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Saga – Volume 5 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 5 collects the issues 25-30.
Finished on: 18.3.2020
[Here are my reviews of the other volumes.]

Plot:
Dengo is still holding Alana, Klara and Hazel prisoner, as well as Prince Robot IV’s son. He has his own plans for Hazel – plans that involve the Last Revolution. Meanwhile, Marko, Prince Robot IV, Ghüs and Yuma are going after them, hoping to be able to find them in the hugeness of the universe. And Gwen, Sophie and The Brand are busy trying to get the cure for The Will.

I took a longer break between reading Volume 4 and Volume 5 just to make things last a little longer. But that hasn’t cooled off my absolutely euphoric reaction to the entire series. It’s still fantastic.

The cover showing Sophie and Gewn cowering in a dragon's mouth.

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Saga – Volume 4 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 4 collects the issues 19-24.
Finished on: 25.9.2019
[Here are my reviews of the other volumes.]

Plot:
Marko, Alana, Hazel, Izzy and Klara found shelter on Gardenia, where they have been able to live unrecognized. Alana is working as an actress (masked of course) at the Open Circuit, a big media show. But settled life in hiding isn’t all that easy on them, either. Meanwhile, Prince Robot IV’s son was born, but the Prince remain missing. His son soon becomes a key piece in one man’s revolution against the monarchy.

Saga keeps being such an exciting series, I don’t even know how else to put it other than in superlatives. In this volume things get even harder and there is some heartbreak. But the series remains great.

The cover showing a masked woman in an extravagant costume under spotlights.
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Saga – Volume 3 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 3 collects the issues 13-18.
Finished on: 9.8.2019
[Here are my reviews of the other volumes.]

Plot:
Marko, Alana, Hazel, Klara and Izzy are finally reaching Quietus to meet Oswald Heist, the famous author that inspired Marko and Alana’s rebellion. But Heist may not live up to his name. Meanwhile, The Will’s team-up with Gwen is still uneasy, though their goal remains the same: find Alana and Marko. And the press has also started to take an interest into Marko, Alana and above all Hazel.

Saga still leaves me breathless – it is exciting and stunning, full of great ideas and even greater characters. If you aren’t reading it yet, what are you waiting for?

The cover showing a woman with horns and a spear standing next to a child.
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Saga – Volume 2 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 2 collects the issues 7-12.
Finished on: 28.7.2019
[Here’s my review of the first volume.]

Plot:
Marko and Alana are still on the run with their baby Hazel, when they are unexpectedly joined by none other than Marko’s parents. They are at least as critical of Marko’s liaison with a woman from Landfall as the rest of the universe seems to be, but they also won’t just give up their grandchild. So they make their way together towards the writer who inspired Alana and Marko to give their love a chance in the first place.

The second Volume of Saga manages to keep up the already high quality of the first volume while expanding the world and upping the stakes. It is simply excellent.

The cover image showing Marko, a horned man, covered in blood.
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Saga – Volume 1 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

Saga is a comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Volume 1 collects the issues 1-6.
Finished on: 15.7.2019

Plot:
Landfall has been at war with its own moon Wreath for about forever and their war has spread out over the galaxy. In the middle of this war, there are Alanna, from Landfall, and Marko, from Wreath. They are in love. They just had a baby – a baby that no one with any say wants to see alive as it calls the entire war into question. But Alana and Marko are soldiers and they are good at their job. They are not about to give up that easily. Soon the entire galaxy seems to be at their heel.

Saga is absolutely excellent: wonderful worldbuilding, great characters, beautiful art. I am very intrigued and really need to know how things continue now.

The cover of the comic showing a woman with wings cradling a baby, hugged by a man with horns.
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