Saturday, June 6, 2015

Graphic Novel Review of Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

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.

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults."

My Review: This was such a fantastic read, I am a little ashamed that it has been sitting on my shelf for over 6 months. While entire new worlds and species are introduced, it doesn't feel like massive amounts of world building the way it is all presented. The characters are widely varied and each interesting in their own way. The art is detailed but without being too busy. This is really a top notch graphic novel in my opinion and I plan to follow the series until they are not making any more!
My Rating: This is a fantastic series, I have purchased all the volumes available. The nice thing is that this series is so new that there are only four volumes and perfect for someone wanting to get started in GNs.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!


  1. I'm not a fan of GNs but this one keeps catching my eye. Maybe I'll read it someday.

    1. There has been a lot of talk about this one lately. I do like how it is early in the printing so you can start out and get caught up quickly. It is also a great fantasy story that almost reads like a TV mini series.