From award-winning writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, Done to Death), SAGA is sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.
Collects Saga issues #7-12
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
**As this is the second volume of the Saga graphic novel some plotlines may spoil what’s happened in the first volume**
*YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and art by Fiona Staples is a collection of issues 7-12 of the Saga comic book. It continues on with Alana and Marko as Marko’s parents infiltrate their space ship and cause a ruckus. Meanwhile on the other side of the universe the bounty hunters are still in search for the runaway fugitives while dealing with their own problems at hand.
Let’s go in depth and see what happens.
The second volume picks up right after the events that concluded the first volume. We get to meet little baby Hazel’s grandparents this time around. They are less then thrilled about the circumstances of cross species breeding but soon come to love Hazel just like everyone else. This time around we get to see into the past lives of our favorite characters, their childhood, and how they met and fell in love.
We also get some added action with the assassin’s, as well as meeting some new and exciting characters. Volume 2 takes the Saga story and hurtles it to a new level of awesome! It as nice to see the origins of Marko, the relationship he has with his parents and how he came to be a prisoner of Alana’s people.
It was also very touching to see how Alana interacted with Marko’s father and that story line really broke my heart to read. Vaughan takes his writing and perfects it with seamless stories and major character developments while Staples brings it to life with her art. She truly know how to capture raw human emotions and is able to draw it out on paper.
Marko’s parents, Klara and Barr were a great addition to the story line. They bring with them the wisdom of parenthood and the sass of being in laws to Alana. Right then and there I was hooked. As volume two went on we get more of a heartbreaking story, and one that really touches your heart.
We also get to meet Marko’s ex-fiance Gwendolyn. She is fiesty with her attitude and is out for a vengeance. She meets up with The Will, the assassin set out to kill Alana and Marko from the first volume and helps him save a slave girl from Sextillion before embarking on the original task at hand. She really just wants her rings back and deal out some punishment for Marko leaving her!
The majority of the story takes place on the space tree that they use as a spaceship while we also get glimpses of other planets as well. One in particular that stuck out to me was the one Marko and his mother Klara visit to retrieve Hazel’s ghostly babysitter. This planet or shall I say egg fetus, houses the ugliest most vile giant creature I have ever seen. It was so disturbing to look at and I loved every moment of it! That whole planet was brilliantly drawn and creatively come up with on both Vaughan and Staple’s side.
We also get to head back to my favorite place from volume 1! None other then the planet of Sextillion. I really have not much else to say about that place. The giant head, little legged prostitutes still give me nightmares!
In conclusion I have nothing negative to say about Saga, Volume 2. by Brian K. Vaughan and art by Fiona Staples. I adore this graphic novel and the stories it tells. I can’t wait to get my hand on volume 3 and see what happens to my favorite characters next!
If you have read Saga, Volume 2. let me know what you thought. Did you like the addition of Marko’s parents? How do you think the story is unfolding? Do you like Gwendolyn? Yay or nay? Tell me below!
Until next time,