Title: Saga, Volume 6
Series Title: Saga
Authors: Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
Date Added: June 11, 2017
Date Started: June 17, 2017
Date Finished: June 22,, 2017
Reading Duration: 5 days
Genre: Graphic Novel/Comic, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Space Opera
After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.
I think I’m going to do this review in bullet points and pretty much just copy and paste from my notes, because I’m lazy, and I just added two more books to my review pile. So here goes:
- Blue (Wreath’s tongue) is definitely a Romance language. I can kind of understand what they’re saying. Thank you junior high to college level French.
- Hazel is combination of colors just like Hazel (Alana and Marko’s daughter) is a combination of worlds. Also holy shit *spoiler* she has four wings. *end spoiler*
- The two reporters, Doff and Upsher, actually did pick up that obscure Oswald quote Alana says on the Circuit when she can’t remember her lines. Someone warned her that that might happen, and she completely brushes off and then gets high.
- Speaking of the reporters, Doff (the green-skinned one) recognizes the similarities between Alana and Marko’s story and him and his partner, which is a double entendre because they’re gay, but homosexuality isn’t accepted on their planet Jetsam. Upsher, though, is too caught up in getting the story and refuses to see it. His argument is that them kissing won’t send shock waves through the universe like Alana and Marko’s relationship and offspring will, but he’s missing the point Doff is trying to make. They all just want to live their lives free of persecution based on whom they love and whom their family is.
- Upsher (blue) is also kind of an asshole. Doff actually has a heart and cares more about others over just getting a story.
- Only the royal robots have colored screens. I didn’t notice this until a character mentioned it, but then I remembered that Dengo the janitor only had a black and white face. Also at least the royals literally have blue blood.
- Again this series kicks ass with its inclusion. Petrichor (which refers to smell of rain) is a trans woman from Wreath who *spoiler* accidentally finds out Hazel’s secret. *end spoiler* She (Petri) is someone who 100% understands having to keep certain parts of your body secret to protect yourself and possibly your family. I think it’s an awesome parallel, though I’d love to hear a trans person’s perspective at some point.
If you’re not yet reading Saga, and you enjoy science fantasy, space opera with brilliantly written characters, amazing artwork, and a story that will both keep you on your toes and make you think, I’d highly suggest you buy or borrow it. I’m lending my Volumes 3-7 to my friend next week, because no one should miss out on this story because they’re currently short of funds.
And so it goes on…