In my re-reading of this series in anticipation of reading the latest volume to be released, the 4th, I continue to be impressed with the heart-felt story-writing and with Fiona Staples’ brilliant graphic renderings that convey nuance unlike any graphic series I’ve encountered. This is especially telling in that many characters are not human or humanoid.
Like Saga, Volume 1, this continuation of the story moves both the story forward and the history deeper. The newest element into the story is the heavy weight carried by the families after generations of war. We see Hazel’s father as a young boy and the version of events he learned from his parents who’d joined the series right at the tail end of the first volume. We also get to relive the early romance of Hazel’s parents. Hazel, our narrator, is still in early infancy, though relating the tale with wisdom from some later time.
Be sure to check out my other reviews of the Saga series:
Saga, Volume 1
Saga, Volume 3
Saga, Volume 4
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