Saturday, November 12, 2016

[BOOK REVIEW] Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

Title:  Saga Volume 6

Author:  Brian K. Vaughan

Artist:  Fiona Staples

Genre:  Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Year Published:  2016

Year Read: 11/9/2016

Series:  Saga #6

Publisher:  Image Comics

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 17+ (Gory Violence, Strong Language and Nudity)


I seriously cannot get enough of this series!  Every time I pick up a graphic novel from Brian K. Vaughan’s groundbreaking comic book series “Saga,” I am just filled to the brim with anticipation in seeing what kind of adventures will Alana, Marko and Hazel get into and “Saga Volume Six” does not disappoint me in bringing in the excitement and romance!

What is this story about?

After Hazel gets kidnapped in the last volume, Alana and Marko had reignited their love for each other and decided to travel across the galaxy to find their beloved daughter.  Meanwhile after a time skip, Hazel attends Kindergarten on the planet Landfall and it was soon discovered that Hazel’s identity (being the child of two clashing races) was too dangerous to reveal to anyone, although Hazel eventually revealed her secret identity to her teacher. Once Hazel’s teacher finds out the truth about Hazel, she decides to try and get Hazel and her grandmother out of Landfall!

What I loved about this story:

Brian K. Vaughan’s writing: Wow…just wow…This volume was just as BEAUTIFUL, NAUGHTY, and EXCITING as the previous volumes and I just loved seeing the developments that are happening to Alana, Marko and Hazel!  I loved the way that Brian K. Vaughan developed each character as it was great seeing the characters mature throughout the story due to the time skip and I really loved the fact that this volume focuses more on Hazel and how she contributes to the main story overall as she tries to understand about her mixed heritage and why it is dangerous to reveal her true nature to the world.  I was also surprised with how Brian K. Vaughan portrayed the Will’s descent into madness after he lost both his girlfriend and his sister, the Brand, and it served as an interesting side story about having to deal with the loss of a loved one over time.  It was also interesting seeing some new characters pop up in this volume such as the two homosexual male reporters who are in a relationship with each other and are also trying to discover the truths about Alana and Marko and about their forbidden love to each other.  It gives the story a much wider scope of the “Saga” universe as we get to see the events of the main plot from the perspective of other characters that are not the main characters.

Fiona Staples’ artwork:  Fiona Staples’ artwork is as usual gorgeous and creative to look at as the characters are beautifully drawn and I loved seeing the exotic worlds that the cast of “Saga” live in, such as an underwater airport on one page. I also enjoyed seeing the images of the Will getting overweight since it surprised me a bit, but it also showed how he was still suffering over the loss of his loved ones over the years.

What made me feel uncomfortable about this story:

As per tradition with the “Saga” series, there is strong language, bloody violence and graphic imagery that might not go over too well with some readers. If you do not like reading any graphic novels that have lots of nudity, gore and strong language, then you might want to skip this series. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, “Saga: Volume Six” is another awesome installment in Brian K. Vaughan’s “Saga” series that is full of EXCITEMENT, ROMANCE, SASS and CREATIVITY that any graphic novel fan will enjoy for years to come!

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