Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saga #5

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples

I continue to be very impressed with this comic.  Vaughan's chosen the correct title for this series, as it really feels like he's building an epic story.

In this issue, Prince Robot IV discovers that he's going to be a father, and that he won't be allowed to return home for his child's birth if he hasn't caught Alana and Marko, the book's heroes.  They run in to a group of Robot's men, and are forced to fight - something that Marko said he would never do again.  While this is happening, The Will runs in to some problems on Sextillion, as he tries to rescue a child forced into prostitution.  Also, The Stalk is back on the scene, hunting for Alana and Marko's baby.

There are a number of different plot-lines being woven throughout this issue, and it feels like each of them is given the right amount of screen time.  Fiona Staples is doing some incredible work on the art in this comic.  There are a number of very unique designs being shown throughout this series, and its clear that everyday objects such as the phone that The Stalk uses have been carefully considered for aesthetic and functional purposes. 

I do really love this series, and feel that this is the strongest issue since the first one.

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