Saga, Vol. 4

By Brian K. Vaughan

Rating: 5 stars

In the latest volume of the continuing, er, saga, of Hazel and her family, avoiding pursuit and trying to live a normal life, Alana gets an acting job while Marco is house-husband; Prince Robot IV discovers he has a son; and Gwendolyn and Sophie are trying to find something that will help The Will.

I’m still loving this series, although I’m starting to wish I hadn’t discovered it for another few years – reading a single volume (that takes an hour or two to read) every 6-9 months is really frustrating.

The characters all continue to get good development. I particularly enjoy Marco and Alana’s relationship, which feels vibrant and realistic. They’re just trying to figure out keeping a relationship together and raise a child, (while avoiding being murdered by their respective peoples).

There was a slight discontinuity, I think, for Prince Robot IV. When we last saw him at the end of volume 3, he was injured and returning to his ship. Here, he shows up on the sex planet, with no explanation why, or how he got there, which is a little disappointing. But that’s more than made up for by the plot with his son, and his relationship with his father.

Saga continues to be highly entertaining, touching and moving, while at the same time showing ultra-violence and fairly graphic sex. I don’t know how it gets away with it, but it’s still utterly enchanting.

Book details

ISBN: 9781632150776
Publisher: Image Comics
Year of publication: 2014

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