Still going strong

Saga, Vol. 8 (Saga, #8)

Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hazel struggles with being different a little. She has beautiful wings. And the zebras have beautiful, multicoloured stripes. Petrichor is finally growing on me. And all the rest… would be a spoiler.

For the next romance read, let‘s have a D. Oswald Heist book!

The Will keeps getting odder and odder. I am surprised that I even recognize him from one volume to the next.

Plenty of weirdness all around. Several „ewww“ moments.

Sweet ending. One more volume and then I am all caught up. Still enjoying it, so this might be the next series I subscribe to…

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On a shooting star

Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7)Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I lost the plot a little here and there. And I didn’t like those meerkats. Their artwork in particular looked flat at times.

I was a bit underwhelmed by this volume. Yes, tragic things happening, some of them pretty heart rending. But two days after finishing this, I remember almost nothing of the plot.

Still, some of the panels were beautiful, I read it in two sittings and I feel kinda bad for contemplating to give it 3 stars. So…

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Saga continues

Saga, Vol. 6 (Saga, #6)Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spoilerish! You might want to read after the respective chapters…

Chapter 31: Pretty horrific, those kids with their sketches chronicling their suffering.
And what was that with the intersex dudette, that was totally arbitrary. Was that to set the scene for Hazel taking off her shirt later in the chapter?

Chapter 32: I love the first full-page sketch. The colours are great, I love their facial expressions and the reflection in his glasses.

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Where did the shield come from? Did he channel Captain America?
And I love that she can use her wings properly now.

Burning, walking and talking skeletons. Ok. (hide spoiler)]

Chapter 33: Our intrepid reporters are back. Mostly a filler chapter. Why is The Will overweight all of a sudden? How did that happen?

Chapter 34: Another lovely frontispiece, this time with Güs and Friendo.

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This chapter I liked. Diverse characters, many changing POVs, the plot is starting to come together nicely.

Chapter 35: The plot thickens! The Will is pretty weird in this. And I really, really don‘t like his hallucination.

Chapter 36: Yuk! No! Awwwww! Phew, not dead. Eeep. Sniffle. Wingnut bitch? Ooops! Awwwwwww! Sigh!

Yep, that‘s my spoiler free summary of this chapter.

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Saga continues

Saga, Vol. 5 (Saga, #5)Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of drugs, some sex, reflection on the bad things people do during war, redemption… Some people got reunited. Some didn’t. Some were healed, some weren‘t.
Let’s not forget the dragon „medicine“. Yuk. Right there is some imagery that I won’t get rid of soon. I need some mental bleach.
And holy cow, I had a Game of Thrones moment. Or two. Or three. They are certainly not pulling their punches.

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Action, hallucinations and death

Saga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3)Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A climax to a major story arc, quite a bit of action with a fairly high body count. It‘ll be interesting to see where this goes next. The writers did a bit of a Game-of-Thrones-number here, which is pretty unsettling.

I don‘t have a problem with spiders, so I am still trying to find out what it is about The Stalk I find unsettling. I find it weird that she has arm stumps, I think.

Gwendolyne and Alana have very similar facial features. Could that be on purpose? I am starting to like Gwendolyne, although she is clearly mental.

Another reviewer disliked the side plot with the investigative reporters. I actually liked it. Nice way to add some background about the world of Saga. And my favourite—underwater!—ok, it was only one panel, but one can hope for more…

Sorry for this crappy non-review, it‘s hard to talk about this without giving anything away of the plot. The artwork is consistently very good. There.

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