Saga #2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Series: Saga #2
Also by this author: Saga, Vol. 1
Published by Image Comics on 2013-06-19
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
Also in this series: Saga, Vol. 1
From award-winning writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, Done to Death), 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.
Collects Saga issues #7-12
There are some things that just can’t be unseen. And this graphic novel definitely contains some pages that trigger that. Some of us delight at the unexpected, cringe worthy images that make you shiver and squirm in your seat. Make a face between laughing and like you just sucked on a lemon as you double check. Yeah, that image is what you thought it was. You know that type of picture. You look at it a bit longer than you think you should because your brain is still trying to come to terms with the image. You can’t quite decide what your reaction should be. It might be revulsive, but somehow there’s a level of fascination and just enjoyment at the unexpected that keeps you looking at it. Even if it means feeling like you need to go scrub your eyeballs and brain free of the sight. Well, theres a couple of those in here. So if you delight in that, than this book is for you. I also found that it’s easy to miss some of the images on the screens, I would almost (but not quite) forget to check out that detail of the story.
It was another great volume for Saga. Volume 2 brings us a bit of family drama, more background on Marko and his parents. A bit of secret book club. It is interesting seeing a couple in a book deal with an infant. As well as dealing with in laws from a warring planet/race. We see many of the secondary characters from the first Volume. Izabel, their ghostly babysitter, is still one of my favorites. She seems to lighten the mood a bit. Lying cat is great fun too. I wish I had a lying cat, though my kids might hate it.
For fans of the first Volume, there’s no letting up here. More great time, cringe worth images and all.