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Review: Saga #1
Submitted by Jose Manley on March 29, 2012 – 1:23 pm | 23 views
Brian K. Vaughan takes us into a world of the odd with his new science fiction epic. Rich in story the paralels to his work on Ex Machina can be evedently seen. I loved the rich storytelling and character development bought to life with each panel as Vaughan takes us on a ride into the lives of Marko and Alana.
On the first page we discover Marko and Alana have become parents while on the run from the armies of Wreath and Landfall, their respective planets. Together they both try to shed their pasts while taking care of their new baby. Marko and Alana desprately try to flee the opposing forces intent on hunting them down. You see the knowledge of their union is dangerous to the war effort and moral. Its an adventure starting to bloom in an epic scale.
Character’s leap out at the page as you read. I am terribly interested in the machine life forms and where they hail. They have a strange look about them that just begs for an explanation. The mysterious winged spy and the cave dwelling unicorn witch have a uniqness about them that keeps you wanted more and my favorite, the giant lying cat.
Fiona Staples brings to life the world of Saga in her own unique way. She has a distinctive look that fills the backgrounds with rich colors and vibrant life. The characters are drawn beautifully with thick lines and fluid motion. The shadows play their part on the characters journey with dark blues contrasting with great color choices.
Some of the lettering had me wondering, there were the standard bubble script with hand written lettering that was hard to read. Overall a good choice and got the idea across well.
Will this be the next galatic adventure we have been hoping? The first issue is 44 pages of story for $2.99, well worth the buy. I am glad I did.