Title: Saga, Volume 4
Series Title: Saga
Authors: Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
Date Added: May 29, 2017
Date Started: June 8, 2017
Date Finished: June 11, 2017
Reading Duration: 3 days
Genre: Graphic Novel/Comic, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Space Opera
From the Eisner Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Pride of Baghdad) and Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, Thor), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.
Relationships are hard. They’re even harder when you’re raising a child together and trying to maintain a steady income. Sometimes you need something to take the edge off, and sometimes you have coworkers who are more than willing to share and provide.
Most stories give you the happily ever after when the couple is together, but Saga is not most stories. It begins with Alana and Marko, goes backwards and forwards, in and out, and there’s more danger to their family unit than just the people trying to kill them.
There is no gender role bullshit in this epic. Alana finds a job in the circuit, a sort of superhero soap opera (that’s her on the cover), and Marko stays home to take care of Hazel. They both do not-so-wise things in order to deal with the stress. Both of these things jeopardize their relationship.
And it continues…