Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Series: Saga #3
Also by this author: Saga, Vol. 1
Published by Image Comics on 2014-03-19
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
Also in this series: Saga, Vol. 1
Collects SAGA #13-18
The Eisner, Harvey, and Hugo Award-winning phenomenon continues, as new parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, while the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets.
This is another fun volume in the Saga series. I felt like it was maybe a little slower than the other two, but not in a bad way. They start with a quest to find romance novelist D. Oswald Heist. Why? Because evidently his books carry a much deeper meaning for careful readers. One that leads them to believe that the author will be able to help them.
I like Heist, a recluse author with a jaded attitude and a good dose of wit (as seen in the included panel, that I thought some fellow reviewers may appreciate). He also accidentally anoints Hazel in a rather unorthodox and some what disgusting way. But he makes up for it by teaching her the actual message to be found in all good children’s stories! And it’s a good one!
We also get a more of Gwendolyn and Slave Girl, rounding out their characters. Gwnedolyn is no longer just a psycho ex-girlfriend, but a person. I love all the scenes with both her and Slave Girl (who is given a new name in this).
There’s no Fard, no Sextillion and very little Prince Robot IV, so there were no moments of looking back to see if I could unsee, but I have to check it again moments. Well, I guess that is mainly just Fard, but the lack of the others also means there’s less “adult” content that could scar my children if they caught me reading it. Neither good or bad, just an observation.
And one of the most important parts of this, we did find out what the opposite of war is, compliments of Prince Robot IV!