Saga, Vol. 7

By Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Rating: 4 stars

Bloody hell, even by Saga standards, this volume is grim! With their ship running short on fuel, the reunited family touches down on a populated comet called Phang to refuel, and ends up staying for months as some of the fuel gets diverted into feeding a family of refugees from the ever-present war between Landfall and Wreath.

As always, the characters are magnificent, not just the core of Marko and Alana, but the extended family they now have, not least the growing-up Hazel, and those still chasing them. Sir Robot is a standout character for me. Damaged, in more ways than one, he’s a wonderful, and heartbreaking, character to read. This volume shows us the heartlessness of war, where winning or losing a “position” causes immense hardship and suffering for those left behind, and the volume ends on an incredibly depressing note. That combined with the loss of an old favourite made this a hard one for me to read.

The storytelling and art are still immense, but I really hope that our family get a break at some point. I’m not sure I can take much more of this!

Book details

ISBN: 9781534300606
Publisher: Image Comics
Year of publication: 2017

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