Saturday, June 29, 2013

Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples "Saga Volume 2" (Image, 2013)

The second collected edition of everyone’s favorite galactic Romeo & Juliet story collects issues #7-12.  It begins immediately following the events of Volume 1.  Marko & Alana (along with Hazel & Izabel) have escaped Cleave and are fleeing the war on their interstellar treeship.  Marko’s parents make a surprise visit, only to discover the situation that their son is now in.  Needless to say, they are not pleased.  While all of this is going on, our happy couple is still being pursuing by various nepharious agents who want to collect the bounties on their heads.

If volume one was an audacious statement of intent, then volume two only deepens the vision and mythos.  Flashbacks are used to give more information and background to the various characters.  The writing and art continue to be of the highest quality.

Saga may just be the best SFnal comic that I’ve ever read.  I really cannot recommend it highly enough.  Start with volume one.  When you finish that, read volume two.

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