Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Ficition
Length: 144 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 23, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4th volume in the TP Saga series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“From the Eisner Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Pride of Baghdad) and Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, Thor), SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet. Collects Saga issues #19-24.”
This is the fourth trade paperback book in the Saga graphic novel series. I continue to really enjoy this series a lot. The settings and characters are amazing; I enjoy the bizarre settings and how very real the characters are.
In this installment Alana is working the Open Circuit as an actress of sorts while Marko stays home with Hazel. Tensions are building because of Alana’s long work hours and Marko’s loneliness. Meanwhile Princess Robot has her baby and Prince Robot IV finally regains his senses. Things come to a head with everything is traced back to the planet Gardenia..
This is the first book in the series where a lot of things start going wrong for Marko and Alana in a big way. It’s somewhat heart-breaking but at the same time very engaging and engrossing.
I continue to really love how engaging and interesting this series is. I also continue to love the beautiful and easy to follow illustrations. The settings are amazing as well and I can’t help but wonder what crazy adventure each new book will bring.
Overall this was an amazing continuation of the Saga series. This is probably the most depressing book of the series, but it was still very well done. I love the characters, the settings, and the illustration. I can’t wait to see what the next book brings! I would recommend to graphic novel fans who enjoy science fiction settings with a space opera type of story.