It’s like a supernatural Romeo and Juliet with two soldiers from opposite worlds and sides of a war dictated by royals of the Robot Kingdom, fall in love against all the odds as a galactic war tares the universe apart. They escape together to start a new life, sick of fighting in a war that they don’t want to be a part of.
We have been together for a year and a half, and within that time he has broadened my horizons into nerdism, but the thing is, we have different tastes in comics, except with it comes to the comic series Saga. Saga is a comic that we can both immerse ourselves in.
I found Saga Volume 1 in a little store while on holiday. It is an indie comic compact with mythology, fantasy and science fiction. Written by award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples. Its pictures are raw with dystopian realism as of a young family trying to stay alive and together.
I have read 2 out of the 11 volumes in the series. I am enjoying every second of it as the plot thickens with its unexpected twists and turn as they run for their lives with their newborn baby from free-lance assassins.
Each species is forced to pick a side; planet or moon. Marko and Alana have no interest in fighting and refuse to let their species and home planet dictate how they spend their lives. When they met each other, they knew they had to escape to be able to be together.
Marko, father and husband-to-be are from Wreath, a moon near to Landfell. Those from Wreath have horns.
Alana, mother and wife to be of Marko are from planet Landfell, the largest planet in the galaxy. Those from Landfell have wings.
Hazel, the newborn baby of Marko and Alana the first of her kind. A child of mixed species wanted by the royals. Freelancers are hired to kill Marko and Alana and to bring Hazel to them.
As the young family risk everything to stay together, they find a ghost babysitter and self-flying rocket-ship as well as a surprise visit from not so happy in-laws.
The story switches between the being told by Hazel of her parent’s story and from the perspective of the freelancers which makes you sympathise with them as you see that no matter what side of the war you are on that no one is necessarily bad but just doing what they have to do to survive.
There is a raw grittiness to the comics with some sexual content, it shows sexual trafficking of children and the atrocities of war.
I am a fan of indie comics and supporting lesser-known artists. I thoroughly recommend that you read this. It is a comic that everyone would enjoy. Stuck on what to buy that special someone? Why not get theme Saga Volume 1, readers would love Saga as much as comic-lovers would. These comics are amazing and unique, they are written in chapters, and every three volumes equate to a book. It’s a real page-turner, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
So far, as I have only read 2 out of 11 volumes, I rate the comics an 8 out of 10.
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