Saturday, 24 May 2014
Review: Saga Volume 1 By Brian K Vaughan
My Overall Thoughts and Review: I have been seeing this graphic novel series pop up more frequently on goodreads and on the book blogging world, so I decided to pick it up. I don't read a lot of graphic novels, so my experience is limited. But I really enjoyed this one. The premise sounds normal enough, but it does take place in an alternate universe and with many creatures that are super strange yet also intriguing. Alana has wings and Markos has horns.. and then there are also creatures who have screens as heads and a lying cat (I LOVE THAT!). The first volume was really well-done and it was not confusing to follow at all, even with all the many narratives going on, from Alana and Markos'.. to the bounty hunters after them etc etc. The artwork is beautiful by the way, just stunning. It is really fast paced and all the characters are so complex, that even the ones after the main protagonists, you cannot help but like a little. I really enjoyed it, and it reminded me of a Joss Whedon Firefly universe, but with more crazy creatures. I can't wait to pick up the next two volumes and read them.
Rating of the graphic novel: 4/5 stars. (I am still debating my rating, because I am not sure.. I am leaning more towards 4.5 though)
Have you read Saga Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan? What did you think of it?