Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Oh the delicious pain of waiting for a year between collected volumes of the most fantastic Sci Fi / Fantasy comic ever to cross our threshold.

Saga Volume 7 (which actually came out in April - I need to keep better track of these things) sees Hazel reunited with her parents Marko and Alana, still fleeing from pursuing forces intent on snatching Hazel away and executing Marko and Alana for the war crime of consorting with an enemy species.

As usual, Saga sticks two fingers up to most comic book conventions, opening with an entirely adult scene of Prince Robot alone in his room choking the robot chicken - while the fragile ship containing an ever-increasing rag tag band of miscreants ends up making an emergency landing on a comet world.

New allies are found, new enemies identified, including a vicious new mercenary who makes very short work of a well-loved character early on (no spoilers).

Vaughan and Staples are making comic history, honing this long-running tale into something that has evolved way past being a simple sci fi yarn into something truly spectacular.

Staples gets plenty of praise for her work, which gets tighter and tighter (and more beautiful) all the time. Vaughan's writing stabs neatly into the heart of issues that rage on our own world today, but have particular relevance in the story's arc. Politics, war, sex and parenting - a potent mix indeed.

Now once again I enter the period of waiting until January 2018 for the next collected version of Saga (while you comic fans hoover up the monthly issues happily - Sorry but I've never been any good at collecting comics properly and being able to source them so it's always all about the collections).

This series had a bit of a wobble but it's now firmly back on track, back to being as fun, sexy and potent as ever before.

"Saga" Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is out now, published by Image Comics. 

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Oh the delicious pain of waiting for a year between collected volumes of the most fantastic Sci Fi / Fantasy comic ever to cross our threshold.

Saga Volume 7 (which actually came out in April - I need to keep better track of these things) sees Hazel reunited with her parents Marko and Alana, still fleeing from pursuing forces intent on snatching Hazel away and executing Marko and Alana for the war crime of consorting with an enemy species.

As usual, Saga sticks two fingers up to most comic book conventions, opening with an entirely adult scene of Prince Robot alone in his room choking the robot chicken - while the fragile ship containing an ever-increasing rag tag band of miscreants ends up making an emergency landing on a comet world.

New allies are found, new enemies identified, including a vicious new mercenary who makes very short work of a well-loved character early on (no spoilers).

Vaughan and Staples are making comic history, honing this long-running tale into something that has evolved way past being a simple sci fi yarn into something truly spectacular.

Staples gets plenty of praise for her work, which gets tighter and tighter (and more beautiful) all the time. Vaughan's writing stabs neatly into the heart of issues that rage on our own world today, but have particular relevance in the story's arc. Politics, war, sex and parenting - a potent mix indeed.

Now once again I enter the period of waiting until January 2018 for the next collected version of Saga (while you comic fans hoover up the monthly issues happily - Sorry but I've never been any good at collecting comics properly and being able to source them so it's always all about the collections).

This series had a bit of a wobble but it's now firmly back on track, back to being as fun, sexy and potent as ever before.

"Saga" Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is out now, published by Image Comics. 

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