Comic Review: Saga Issue #22
Amanda Leon Wednesday, September 3
Title: Saga #22
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
Release Date: August
Publisher: Image Comics
The family is tested.
The latest issue of Saga was very much a setup issue and I found myself disappointed with it. I say set up because Vaughan is setting up all these different plot points and it's brilliant in its subtlety. It's these small moments that are going to build up a bigger piece of the puzzle later on and will eventually reach a crescendo soon. Enough metaphors yet?
The great thing about Saga is that you can read the issue again and see little easter eggs and the real subtly of Vaughan's writing. He uses the medium of comics and really does a lot in the 32 pages he's given. To compress such a story and expand it throughout several twenty and thirty page issues while adding subplots of the
vast characters in the Saga universe is brilliant and no easy feat.
Still, I couldn't help being disappointed in this issue. I wish we would see more of Alana's mother, Klara, and Hazel's babysitter, Izabel. They're such great characters and I wish we saw more moments of them together in the story instead of being in the background.
Big things are coming in this arc of Saga and with Vaughan's writing and Staples seriously gorgeous artwork, I'm really excited to read it. I say excited in almost all my reviews of the Saga series, but if you haven't started reading this series yet, go for it!
As always, check out my review for the other installments in the series:
Volume One (Issues 1-6)
Volume Two (Issues 7-12)