Book Title/Author: Saga (Volume 5) by Brain K. Vaughan (Writer) & Fiona Staples (Artist)
Publisher/Year: Published September 9th 2015 by Image Comics
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
Series: Compilation of single issues #25-30
“Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.” (Back Synopsis)
Volume 5 skips forward three months compared to where Volume 4 left off. Alana’s rocketship has landed in what appears to be a frozen wasteland, where Dengo has arranged to meet with revolutionaries. But these revolutionaries may not have the best interest of the children in mind; they plan to use the young ones as pawns in their campaign against Landfall and Wreath.
Saga is the winning combination of creative, romantic, artistic, action-packed and exciting. It is neat to see the characters getting older, this is more evident in Hazel and Sophie — helps to feel more of a connection with the characters. Volume 5 features multiple storylines colliding and the introduction to a new group of characters. The last chapter leaves you on a cliffhanger.
I do not know how I am going to wait for Volume 6 to come out. Does anybody know when the official publishing date is for Saga Volume 6? If you know, please leave these details in the Comments!
For those cat-lovers out there, I thought it important to mention that Saga features your new favourite character since Grumpy Cat: meet Lying Cat. The Will’s sidekick is a large blue hairless cat named Lying Cat, who loudly announces “LYING” whenever it hears someone saying something that isn’t true. This is both as helpful but can be hilariously obnoxious.
Favourite Things About Volume 5, Without Spoiling Anything:
- Marko’s trip – freaky!
- Ghus’s walking around in his red long-underpants in Chapter 27
- The entire last chapter – cliffhangers, cliffhangers, cliffhangers!
For more details on Saga, check out my previous reviews:
- See My Initial Thoughts on (Volume 1)
- Saga (Volume 2) Got Me Hooked. Click to See How.
- Saga (Volume 3) Wins for Kick-Ass Leading Ladies!
- Saga (Volume 4) Takes the Cake! Read Why It’s My Favourite.
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