Saturday, 1 February 2014

Saga Volume 2 Review

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples

What will happen now that Hazel's grandparents have shown up? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

Collecting the epic second storyline of the smash hit series Entertainment Weekly called "the kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream comic." Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family's greatest challenge yet: the grandparents.

The first volume of Saga proved why it's one of the most loved series out the now, and this volume just continues to back this up. The way that it's followed from the gripping cliffhanger at the end of volume one, giving yet another exciting and emotion driven tale is simply fantastic and if the series continues to progress this way I can't see it slowing down anytime soon.

Brian K. Vaughan continues to give a truly breathtaking experience with this volume, giving some wonderful developments for out main characters, whilst also having some interesting sub plots for the accompanying cast. Vaughan also creates some intriguing and entertaining interactions throughout this volume, with the inclusion of Marko's parents adding a lot of tension and intensity to the story. The narration also continues to impress, with it once again giving a very unique and deep tone to the series. Added to this the introduction of more new characters along with yet another gripping cliffhanger and I can't wait till volume three is released.

Fiona Staples also continues to impress with her astonishing artwork, with the detail yet again being to a very high standard. Staples also produces some terrific layouts, which help the story flow very smoothly (especially between issues). It was however the way that Staples showed the characters emotions through the facial expressions that appealed to me the most, as it gave so much tone and realism to the series, also adding more drama as well. If that wasn't enough the colours were also once again fantastic, with Staples giving continuing to give the perfect overtone and finish to her art.

Saga continues to be a very exciting and dramatic series, having some amazing developments. It also has wonderful characters with unique personalities, and I for one don't know if I can wait till volume three is released as it is that good that it's hard to wait. Highly recommended.

Rating: 10/10