Review: “Saga, Volume 4” by Vaughan & Staples

Some time has passes for the characters of Sage, between Volume 3 and 4. Hazel has now become an adorable toddler, even Sophie is growing up.

Alana and Marko try to lead normal lives. They have settled down in Gardenia, a planet that hasn’t officially declared a side in the war. Alana has found a job as an actress in a soap opera, while Marko is taking care of the baby and the household, protecting their secrets.

In the meantime, the story of the robot king also continues. His wife is brutally murdered and his new-born is kidnapped by the newest villain in the story – a commoner named Dengo. His son has died due to the poor living conditions that are the norm for lower classes and so his actions are out of revenge. Introducing Dengo has been a good move by the authors, this series was lacking one and there is a lot of potential to that character.

Gwendolyn and Sophie make a return when they meet The Will’s sister. They reveal their plan to her of creating an elixir that will be able to cure her brother. She joins them on a search to find the necessary ingredients.

The storyline is amazing as always, unusual alliances are formed, new characters are being introduced.

The topics within this fantasy are still relatable and regular, it is astounding how well it all fits together. Alana and Marko go through the same troubles that every family seems to go through and despite their extraordinary situation, they still have to deal with it in the same way. The relations and certain situations feel genuine and real. They are prone to boredom and fall into a routine that they have to try and get rid off.

This particular volume isn’t as gore as previous ones, unless I’m just getting used to it, but I don’t think so. It is still hilarious, we get to meet the King Robot and he turns out to be a flat-screen TV! The accuracy with which they drew his size is astounding! The authors really take everything into consideration, it is great to see such attention to details, the fact that the TV doesn’t fit within the frame.

Saga continues to be an incredible graphic novel and I still enjoy it tremendously, The Lying Cat still remains to be my favourite character despite everything!

Hope you enjoyed reading this review, I can understand if they get repetitive but I am trying not to spoil everything! Let me know what you think of it down in the comment’s section.

Until next time, Dream On, Dreamers!

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