Comic Review: Saga Issue #26

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Title: Saga #26
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
Release Date: March 4, 2015
Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★★


Gwendolyn's quest takes an interesting turn.


My Review:

Saga's issue 26 is a packed issue, filled with action (a giant lizard fight!), but mostly focuses on character motivations and how these intertwine with one another. 

Saga's last few issues have been building up suspense and ending with cliffhangers so to see this issue finally tackle those cliffhangers and introduce fresh conflict is really satisfying to read. 

One of the Saga's strengths is its ability to create multi-dimensional characters. No one in Saga is simply a good or bad person.

Vaughan and Staples, with their writing and the way the characters are drawn, humanize the huge cast of Saga, and you might not like them, or root for them, but you understand the reason for their actions. 

Seeing Marko unravel, especially with the last image is heartbreaking since the readers know that it will be years before Marko and his daughter are reunited again. 

Dengo's doubts and internal hesitation to team up with The Last Revolution, a group of violent radicals was a subtle but poignant example of shifting the status quo for future issues. 

Saga Issue 26 is available here.

As always, check out my review for the other installments in the series: 
Volume One (Issues 1-6)
Volume Two  (Issues 7-12)

-Amanda Leon

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