Book Review: Saga (Volume 2) by Brain K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga 2Book Title/Author: Saga (Volume 2) by Brain K. Vaughan (Writer) & Fiona Staples (Artist)
Publisher/Year: Volume 2 Collection Published July 2nd 2013 by Image Comics (first published June 19th 2013)
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
Series: Compilation of single issue comics #7 – 12
Format: Softcover
Source: Owned

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what's-it-about

“Saga is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.” (Back Synopsis)

The second story arc focuses understanding Marko, we learn more about: his past and his upbringing and get to meet his parents; how Marko and Alana first met — which is the complete opposite of love-at-first-sight; and that Alana is not his first love.

While learning about Marko, we get chapter breaks following The Will, who adds two new passengers on his ship to accompany him on his journey. Meanwhile, Marko, Alana, Hazel and the new grandparents seek refuge at the home of writer D. Oswald Heist, the author of Alana’s favorite novel — a novel that Alana and Marko believe holds the key to something special, something that may unify their two worlds together.

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my-thoughts

Saga (Volume 1) had me intrigued, yet slightly disturbed, but ultimately I was still curious — curious where the story was going.  After reading a the first few chapters of Volume 2, I started to get more invested into the characters — especially Barr (Marko’s father).  This volume is action packed, has a few twists and some scenes that would make you want to cringe.  This was a fast paced read and had me on the edge of my seat.  I recommend grabbing a BIG cup of tea parking your butt in a chair for an hour or two; you’re not going to want to put Volume 2 down.

Favourite Things About Volume 2, Without Spoiling Anything:

  • The Opening of Chapter 8 – Readers experiencing Alana reading her favourite book
  • The intense Chapter 9 Opening Scene
  • Get our first glimpse of Ghus
  • Barr (Marko’s father) – I just love this character!

See My Thoughts on Saga (Volume 1)

noteable-quotes

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

“Please read this [book] so I’ll have someone to talk about it with? I’ll get you cigarettes.”

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

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