Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saga #18

   What an excellent series this is.

   Saga tells the story of a baby as she narrates her life story. It's an exciting tale, loaded with terrific characters, exotic locales, and more surprises per page than any other comic in recent memory.

   Written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Fiona Staples, it's masterful work. The story finds Hazel's parents, her ghostly nanny and her grandmother hiding out in the home of a popular (and somewhat reclusive) author - only to find themselves threatened by the mechanical investigator Prince Robot IV, the bounty hunter Gwendolyn and a Lying Cat.

   The artwork is terrific, with great character depictions, fresh designs and an outstanding splash panel.

   Vaughan has been managing the series carefully, allowing breaks between story arcs to give the creative team time to get caught up and rolling on the next arc. It means the books arrive on a professional schedule - the reader stays involved throughout.

   If you haven't been reading this - and you don't mind some adult material - then I definitely recommend buying the collected editions. Great stuff!

Grade: A



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