Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan


To be honest, I don't read a lot of graphic novels or comics. I used to read Archie when I was a kid, but other than that I've just never had any interest in reading them. When I read something, I want to, ya know, read it; not look at pictures. Unless it's a picture book. When reading graphic novels, I get so focused on the plot and what's going to happen next that I don't look at the images. So I've always thought, "What's the point of reading a graphic novel if I'm not looking at the artistry?". Long story short, I tend to avoid them--with a few exceptions. But Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan came highly recommended to me. And I am so glad I read it.

Though there isn't a lot of back-story, Saga, Volume 1 is told from a character, who in the first few pages, had just been born. He's telling the story of his life by retelling the story of his parents, and the events that transpired after and because of his birth. They are being hunted down by more than one agency, his mother and father both criminals and different species. And they being hunted down for the mixed-breed child, with no real explanation as to why he is so desired.

Of course, this story is only the beginning, so I don't know what's going happen next. But I am so excited to find out. The art is incredible, the writing is hilarious, and I am never able to predict what will happen on the next page; it constantly keeps me guessing. The characters are interesting and multifaceted and so unique. Not to mention the whole plot and setting is unique. I don't know how Brian K. Vaughan even thought of it in the first place.

In the end, it's a graphic novel that has my undivided attention. And that's something big.

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