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Saga Volume 4


Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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If you’re not reading Brian K. Vaughan’s and Fiona Staples’s award-winning series Saga, you’re missing out on one of the great sci-fi/comics/love/action/adventure/fiction stories of the past decade. The continuing journey of Marko, Alana, and baby Hazel (along with their ghost nanny, Izabel) brings the family to Gardenia, a planet mostly known for its live soap opera. Alana finds professional success (and some drug problems) as an actress, and Marko grapples with being a stay-at-home dad who’s also a fugitive from the ruling class of TV people.

Yes, this all sounds nuts. But it all comes together thanks to the patient storytelling of Vaughan and Staples. Saga‘s pages are filled with living, breathing characters who have moved readers with their love, and in this arc, make some serious mistakes that jeopardize their lives and their marriage. It’s a credit to this series that the latter is more frightening than the former. Volume 4 is another entry in one of comics’ best ongoing series, a story filled with warmth, humor, and humanity. (

Author rating: 8.5/10

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