Saga Volume 2 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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Only into the second volume and I am really enjoying this series, the plot is unusual and breaks down all the barriers between to unlikely people falling in love in a strange and divided universe. Not only this but it’s set in space, amongst different worlds and people of many different capabilities.

This version in particular looks at rescuing a friend in need, meeting the in-laws and finally the anticipated story of how Alana and Marko met. I’m still fascinated with the fact it is narrated by their daughter like the plot is nothing more than a glimpse back at the past and the road that led them to wherever the present is.

The illustrations in the novel are beautiful with exception to the odd beast and monster that aren’t exactly nice to look at, however they do pack a punch with their severity and power. I like how the Saga graphic novels have little writing but so much is said through the illustrations. The novel is bright and colourful which I think contributes to the flow of the plot. It’s easy to read and moves quickly not to mention the continuous action, new characters and ongoing adventure.

As for the characters in the book I love Alana who is a really strong, female character that can kick butt not to mention be a caring mother at the same time. Marko is a doting, loving husband and father, he cares about people and does his best by his family. He and Alana are constants in the series so far and this volume was particularly important as you get to see how they met being on two different sides of a conflict, also how they fled together and fell in love.

I really like this series and it is becoming part of my routine to buy the next copy every time I’m in town. I can’t wait to see what happens and I’m pretty sure after reading this volume that the next few will be even more packed with action as the plot thickens. I gave this graphic novel a 5 out of 5 stars on goodreads and if you haven’t already checked out this series I would recommend it.

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