Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saga #11

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples

It's another issue of Saga, which means it's time to find a new way to praise a series that is consistently wonderful.  Maybe it's not needed?  Saga is becoming synonymous with quality after all.  Maybe its sufficient to just give a short recap.

This issue opens with a flashback to the night that Hazel was conceived; it seems that Vaughan and Staples try to open each new issue with a splash page that people are going to find shocking, at least in a mid-American Wal-Mart.  I don't really think it's necessary, but it's usually kind of fun (and this month, sexy).

After that, we see how Marko and Alana's family escape from the perilous gravity-space-baby thing that showed up last issue.  To get their wooden, living rocket ship out of harm's way, both Marko and his father have to resort to some rather extreme measures, both of which have consequences that are going to affect the family for some time to come.

On The Will's ship, he performs a rescue of Lying Cat, who got sucked out to space (apparently exposure to space is not much of an issue for these guys), and argues a little with Marko's ex.

Really, this is a pretty quick read this month, but as always, the book is absolutely lovely, and filled with good character work.  As always, I enjoyed it immensely.

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