Review: Saga, Volume 1

Saga #1Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In honor of Saga, Volume 4 being released, I’ve decided to re-read the entire series. I clearly did not give this series debut enough stars the first time I rated it. It’s smart and complex and brilliantly creative.

The narrator is the baby, Hazel, but from a later, wiser position. One can assume that the story will try to catch up with the narrator in real time. This opening volume starts with her mom in labor and ends with the baby barely pushing a week old. Her parents are star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of a long and deep war that has corrupted and enveloped the entire galaxy. Both sides want the parents dead for their post-racial sentiments.

With the help of half a ghost and some vegetation, the young family makes a run for it as multiple bounty hunters and representatives from both warring factions close in.

I’d be remiss to not call out the gorgeous artwork by Fiona Staples in this graphic collection. This volume, and series are highly recommended.
 
Be sure to check out my other reviews of the Saga series:
Saga, Volume 2
Saga, Volume 3
Saga, Volume 4
 
[Check out all my other reviews here.]

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