Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 4

Title: Saga Vol. 4
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Art by: Fiona Staples
Published: 2014
Genre: Graphic Novel

Synopsis: Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.

My Rating: red-starred-starred-starred-star

I almost want to call this a mini-review because there’s not much to say about this other than I continue to enjoy this bizarre world Vaughan created. In Vol 4 we follow our small family to their newest hiding spot, a planet were Alana gets a job as some sort of TV/porn actress and Marko is reduced to babysitting duties.

This particular issue begins to show the fracturing of the small family and it really hurts to see. It’s not that Alana or Marko changed is that if you look back at how they met, despite being cute as fuck together, it was a whirlwind romance, spurred by a romance novel. Things get hard, the communication is abysmal and it starts showing as the years drag on.

We also follow the TV-head Prince whose wife has been killed and child has been kidnapped by a disgruntled tv-man and this entire storyline crashes into the small family, leaving us in a complete cliffhanger. I really missed the bounty hunter, I know he’s probably coming back in the next volume but I will have to wait until Summer to read it because I’m pacing myself, which is horrible.

I still continue to enjoy this series, I still highly recommend them. They’re my absolute favorite.

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