Saga (Volume 2) by Brian K. Vaughan

“Never worry what other people think of you, because no one ever thinks of you.”

– Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Volume 2)

            Mr. Vaughan, my man. My bruh. My hommie. Hook me up with some more of that stuff, will ye? It was already inconceivable to imagine how a person could actually top off the performance, the perfect execution of volume 1. Brian K. Vaughan is probably the only one who could bathe in this universe and pull of such amazing issues one after the other. How does an individual contain this much creativity and innovative ideas in themselves? It’s insane. The brilliancy behind each panel. The complexity of every character. The unexpected twists and engaging moments that prompts reader’s jaws to drop and eyes to widen.  Saga (Volume 2) collects issues #7 to 12 and brings new heights to this beautiful creation. This is a universe you’d want to live in yourself and explore every confines of their planets. In this trade paperback, family comes into play as we discover more insight on Marko and Alana’s background. The chase for this runaway couple continues in another fine volume of Saga.

“Some people are haunted by their pasts, but not my family. I mean, how can you be haunted by something that never really dies?”

– BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, SAGA (VOLUME 2)

            Compelling as ever, the story pursues unbelievable level of story-telling. You end up turning the page only to discover the unexpected. How is that possible? Easy. It’s Brian K. Vaughan. He just sustains amazing use of his science fiction and fantasy ideas. There were several moments that really had me staggered. As you might recall from volume 1, for Marko to use a spell, he needs a special something. In this volume, the use of spells was astonishing. It managed to deliver an amazing wow-factor. It rises the tension from zero to a hundred in an instant. It gets you to wonder how on earth did the writer even think about using that element of Saga’s world in such a beautiful fashion. SPOILER HERE: Hover over text to read. Volume 2 also introduces a new character and that person couldn’t have been introduced in a better way. This character was tied into the tale so smoothly, with so much finesse. It’s dazzling. SPOILER HERE: Hover over text to read.

            Gore is back and as awesome as ever. Violence comes roaring through pages when you least expect them. Sex still clings onto Saga and explores new horizons with more head-turning scenes. Saga (Volume 2) continues to balance everything out perfectly. You can’t turn a page without giggling or frowning in disgust. Fiona Staples art embellishes the ideas of Brian K. Vaughan. The artwork amplifies the power of the dialect. Everything seems to emanate from the details and nothing seems to be arbitrary and disposable. How do these two master comic book storytelling with so much grace? If you haven’t tried this comic series, let me tell you, my friend. You’re missing out on one of the best comics of all time.

“His parents didn’t say a word, but the point of their lesson was clear. Never forget. Never forget the countless heroes who sacrificed so much. And more importantly, never forget those evil fucks with the wings.”

– BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, SAGA (VOLUME 2)

            Did I mention how out of this world you have to be to actually imagine some of the things you find in these issues? Sometimes you have to just sit back and wonder how many blunts you must’ve smoked to come up with these epic ideas. This isn’t to encourage drug-use. Stay away from those, friends. Me and my girlfriend both don’t know if you were high, in the middle of a trance while jerking off to some really disturbing stuff or eating a pie, but whatever you were doing, please keep on doing it Mr. Vaughan. Saga is one hell of a universe and just doesn’t stop getting better. Great things have already been circulating around my ears about the following volumes. I am indubitably ready to get my hands on the following volumes. Well.. Actually.. we were ready to get the whole collection after a couple pages into volume 1. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiano Staples are a team that’s very, very hard to beat in today’s comic age. Hopefuly, Saga is a never-ending universe with plenty of more surprises to unveil. Cause, one things for sure. I’ve been chasing the dragon and each volume of Saga gave me a better, stronger and tastier dose. Don’t let a brutha done !

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My overall rating: ★★★★★/

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Saga (Volume 1) by Brian K. Vaughan

“Doesn’t matter if it’s personal or professional, a good partnership takes work.” 

– Narrator in Saga (Volume 1)

            Who would’ve thought that science fiction and fantasy could give birth to such a beautiful piece. I have been reading countless number of comics for a couple of months but I’ve never really dove into something more galactic. I have to say that I’m really glad that I came across this comic series and got the chance to read the first issues of this beautiful and promising story. Saga (Volume 1) by Brian K. Vaughan collects issues #1 to 6 and vows to get you hooked till the end. This trade paperback introduces us to some major characters while giving us a good idea of the setting and the overall situation. It also gives us amazing and very entertaining background stories that never cease to intrigue you. Saga familiarizes us with two soldiers, Alana and Marko, from two different planets, Landfall (the biggest planet in their universe) and Wreath (an orbit to Landfall). These two planets have been in war for years yet these two fellows fall in love after escaping a prison where she worked and he was imprisoned. Giving birth to a child in the midst of this war, this trade paperback focuses on these protagonists running away from their pursuers (people from Landfall and Wreath) who have concluded that these two soldiers have betrayed them while learning on their own backstories and personalities. Narrated by the new born, Saga unfolds several episodes of this newly founded family that seek peace in a universe condemned to violence and war.

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