Saga, Vol 3 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples ~Goodreads~
Published by Image Comics 2014
Paperback edition 144 pages ~Book Depository~
Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.
Vol, 3 continues after the events of Vol, 2 where Marko, his mother and Alana end up on the planet of Quietus to meet the romance author D. Oswald Heist who wrote the book that both Alana and Marko enjoyed that brought them together. However, they’re still being hunted down by the bounty hunter The Will who now has the badass Gwendolyn who just appears to be Marko’s ex-fiance, and the slave girl Sophie who he rescued in the previous volumes. In other news, two reporters are trying to find more out about Alana’s disappearance from her home planet whilst uncovering secrets of her past.
Vaughan’s writing is simply brilliant, everything is on point; the humour, action, romance, technology and it all somehow rolls into this flawless story that I can’t get enough of. The character development is going a great speed and with the background of Alana’s past being revealed, it has made me love her even more. However, I am slightly loving Gwendolyn a whole lot more- eeek! She entered the volume in style and her attitude is spot on and relatable, and I hope she continues this throughout the series. I feel I can now have a balanced opinion on Gwendolyn rather than believing she’s just Marko’s psychotic ex. Oh and I’m totally shipping her with The Will!
Just as this story is beautifully written, Fiona’s artwork really captures these characters wonderfully. The colours, the action scenes, the expressions of the characters are perfect and I’m in awe of how she gets it so spot on.
Saga is one of them stories that you cannot possibly put down, Brian Vaughan is a genius and Fiona’s illustrations are flawless! If you haven’t already, you desperately need to pick these up!