As I continue my exploration and growing love for the comic book/graphic novel genre, I picked up a graphic novel that's been on my tbr pile for a while, Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples.
Saga was absolutely amazing. I discovered Brian K. Vaughan through the Runways series, which is one of my favorite comics and Saga doesn't disappoint. The illustration and just imagination and creativity of the story and the universe that was created is magical and you gotta love when you can just feel the writer and artist having fun and truly enjoy bringing a story to life.
Alana and Marko are two star-crossed lovers trying to survive during a war where everyone from all sides of the galaxy wants them killed with their daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the story. It's a loose narration since there's other storylines going on outside of Alana and Marko but Hazel provides past tense snippets and thoughts to the story.
The illustration is absolutely beautiful. There's so much detail with the characters and the landscape shots as well which is something that tends to get lost in comics with blank faces and blurry lines and Staples has this ethereal, almost glossy aspect to her work which is breathtaking to look like.
Go check this out! It's a lot of fun and just solid art and storytelling. What more do you want?
Have you read Saga? What are your thoughts?