Saga Volume 3 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Here there be spoilers.
The story of Saga is just getting better, more complicated and more intricate. Which is pretty amazing. While in the first book all the other stories felt a little like subplots, now it’s hard to tell which story you want to read more. Hazel, still an infant as well as an omnipotent narrator is with her family as they struggle to adjust to life after Marko’s father’s death, and to life as a family in Heist, a reclusive author’s,care. Meanwhile the Will is pursuing them with Gwendolyn, Marko’s ex-fiancee and the slave girl, renamed Sophie but their plans are derailed by damage to their ship. Prince IV and the politics of his world continue, with a weird mix of mechanical-ism and compassion. And Upsher and Doff are introduced – two journalists on the trail of Alana, Marko and Alana.
I can’t even really talk about all the super epic things that happen in this book because everyone should be reading it and I don’t want to spoil it. So I will write a list.
Three things I loved:
- Introduction of well rounded gay characters! Always adds to the reading experience to me.
- The illustrations are beautiful. Absolutely stunning. It’s impossible to imagine the story being the same, or even as good without the illustrations.
- The touching scene when Slave Girl is sitting with Lying Cat (a blue cat that can tell if someone is lying) and reciting facts about herself. When she says that’s she’s been made dirty by her time in sexual slavery the cat informs her that she is lying. It’s a beautiful scene and so important because of the stigma around sex that often leads to victims blaming themselves, even little girls. Perfect.
I love Saga. I’m looking forward to reading the next one, whenever that will be. If you aren’t, you should be!
Last movie I watched:
Lego Movie. So funny.
Last TV episode I watched:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt. Even funnier.