Saga, Vol. 6

Man this story just keeps going and going. It’s mostly interesting to see how the relationships between characters you never at first thought would interact well grow and change.

Saga continues to paint pictures of modern world problems, such as how homosexual relationships are treated:

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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 12

Man the action of these volumes just keeps ramping up and up. We’re learning more about who all of the Homunculi are, even if not quite getting to why yet. Man there are a lot of people and threads coming together though.

Chapter 46: The Distant Image of Their Backs

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Saga, Vol. 5

This is a pretty great addition to the Saga tale. We start out with everyone seperated and see all the tirls and tribulations they have to go through to get back together. It’s still the perfect blend of entirely-too-real, absolutely mad and surreal worldbuilding, and underlying themes that really make you think.

For example, the Wisdom of Ghüs:

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Wild Card

So, I did totally miss this one… But hey, the comics tend to be somewhat less necessary to read in order than the novels, especially with the novels being well ahead in timeline.

That being said, this story is a bit crazy. It introduces Puck , a character I’ve always enjoyed the idea of. The English version of Coyote or Loki essentially. And apparently… he’s a badass wild Fae that can go toe to toe with Lea (under certain conditions)? Sure!

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Havana Storm

“When power is up for grabs,” Pitt said, “the first casualty is often liberty.”

Oof.

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Saga, Vol. 4

First one not on comiXology unlimited. Worth it.

Man this one was crazy. Everything is changed, a pile of major and minor characters that we’d been getting to know are dead, the parents are separated (minor spoiler, but it really comes down to the how that’s the big part; I didn’t see that coming).

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Saga, Vol. 3

They just keep getting better! Against the backdrop of a universe gone mad with all manner of weird beings trying to kill them… you have people that feel so real, with all the ‘real’ problems that come with it:

Dealing with the MIL:

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Saga, Vol. 2

The story continues! We have the core family and the out inlaws on the run in a wooden rocketship, trying to lose all manner of bounty hunters and the war between their species behind. Oh, this is a story.

Saga-2-3-Summary

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Saga, Vol. 1

I’ve been meaning to read these for a while, they have some of the best reviews among graphic novels ever, they have a fantastic premise (a fantasy world IN SPACE), and they’re on comiXology Unlimited. What better time than the present?

Overall: they live up to expectations. There’s a lot more ‘human’ to the story than I expected, revolving around the costs of war and the first stages of bringing a new baby into the world. I mean, heck. It starts with childbirth:

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