Saga #3 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

September 9, 2014
Saga #3 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
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
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Also in this series: Saga, Vol. 1

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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.79a7f096dae4455f2e63b628b2298291

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!

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9 Comments

  • Anne September 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I just finished this over the weekend. It is a bit toned down compared to the first two volumes, but there were some funny lines that had me laughing out loud. And honestly, this volume deepened my love for Lying Cat. I just want one. I’m tempted to read the next issues before it releases as volume four ( I don’t know when that will be), but I’m not sure if I want to pay for it twice since I know I’ll buy volume four in the end. Decisions…
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  • Tabitha (Not Yet Read) September 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I loved how Gwendolyn was fleshed out as well. It’ll be interesting to see where her storyline goes. I seriously love this series so far.
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  • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum September 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    D’oh, remember how in your review of Saga Vol. 2 I think I said I still have Vol. 3 still sitting on top of my dresser still waiting to be read? Yeah, still there, still unread. I don’t know why, since this is such a great comic and it’s just a slim volume. Maybe I need Vol. 4 to be out to get me cracking on this.
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  • Danya @ Fine Print September 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I didn’t read your review because as you know I just finished Vol. 2 and I hope to read 3 soon! BUT the illustration that you included is awesome, and a big part of why I love Alana. She’s a badass lady heroine who fangirls over books. Awesome!! My hopes for Vol. 3 include more Gwendolyn and more of Hazel’s narration – love ’em both.
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  • Hanna September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    “but the lack of the others also means there’s less “adult” content that could scar my children if they caught me reading it” LMAO.

    I just finished reading Volume 1 not too long ago and picked up Volume 2 at the library a few days ago, but I still haven’t read it (currently reading a different comic).
    Doesn’t look like I’ll be reading Volume 3 anytime soon though, it has like fifty holds at my library T_T
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