Review~ Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Goodreads Synopsis

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

The first thought that came to my head when I was reading the comic is ‘Why haven’t I read this sooner?’ The visual art is beautiful with detail and colours. The illustrator has managed to make the scenes atmospheric with lighting, shadow, tone, contrast and with a vast range of colour pallette.

The comic revolves around Marko, a moony from the moon called Wreath and Alanna from the planet called Landfall. In between the galactic war between their two species, they fallen in love and had a baby girl together. Because their own species are at war against each other, they have to run and hide from lots of people who is interested in eliminating Marko and Alanna and taking their daughter away. But with the help from a teenage ghost named Izabel, Marko and Alanna will do whatever it takes to keep their daughter safe.  I can assure you that you would love all three of the characters. Alanna has a badass attitude and will go to high lengths to protect her daughter, Marko has a charming personality and takes his fatherhood seriously by showing loyalty and Izabel a goofy teenager who loves to be there for the baby.

You also get point of view from other two characters who have the same quest to find the family and eliminate them. One is a freelancer with his cat that can tell when someone is lying and Robot Prince IV who Alanna used to work for.

As the first volume it gives an introduction to the galaxy and the ideologies from different races, all this been explained by Marko’s and Alanna’s daughter when she grows up. She is the one who narrates the story and giving her insight how certain situations and disasters can affect so many lives.

While the comic is fantastic, it is for mature adults and their are certain content that is not for the faint of heart. It contains sexual content, swearing, death, gore, prostitution and hints of child slavery. So if you are triggered by these aspects I would not recommend it as it does get graphic.  However for people who aren’t I recommend it highly. It is basically a mixture of Star Wars and Game Of Thrones so if you enjoy both of them, you will definitely enjoy Saga.

I give it 5/5 stars and I will continue the series.

I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program where I advertise certain books on my reviews. If you buy a product through my link I get a small commission. The link to Saga is below if you are interested.

Happy Reading

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