Monday, 3 June 2013

Saga for the Ages

So I wanted to use today's time to review and go over a book that is gaining quite some buzz in the comic world out of recent, you may or may haven't yet read this one and I want to help you cross that bridge of decision making. The long story short, Saga is good. Actually that doesn't do justice, Saga is really good. Should you buy it? Absolutely. But for the short story made long, lets get to it...

"From award-winning writer Brain K.Vaughan (Y:The Last Man, television's Lost) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old world. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in the first volume of this sexy, subversive ongoing epic."

That's pretty much the plot in the most basic form. But a great plot point they forgot to mention is that both sides of the war are hunting them down, one side you have a robot prince looking to capture them and go home to start his own family once his job is finished. On the other side you got The Will. This guy is a galactic bounty hunter and my God, this guy is one of those characters I wish I would have created. He looks like a boss, strong as hell, has got a cool cat who can tell if people are being honest or not and he seems to enjoy cereal ( who doesn't though). The Will is also faced with a dilemma of his own by the end of the first six issues, not going to spoil it for you, but it adds a lot of different potentials for the plot and how things will look once all is said and done. Regardless on what happens, here's hoping for a spin off series for The Will.

The dynamic between the two main characters, Marko and Alana is a very interesting one to follow, especially in them dealing with not only being lovers but in being a new family as well. It's fun reading new things about each character as they learn more and more about one and others past, you feel the characters growth as the story moves along. As it is, this story can go in so many directions its incredible, it's what great on going comic book series are all about. So if you want to collect the single issue or simply wait for the graphic novel collection, you will not be disappointed with Saga.

So yeah, Saga is pretty awesome. My one fear is that the story goes all M.Night Shyamalan on us and then everything goes south. But I highly doubt that's going to be the case here. Anyways I've got a lot to get through in these next days as we prepare for various different events in the month, including this weekend at Niagara Falls Comic Con. I am also going to be posting a lot more work up in the month so stayed tuned to all the different ChileanStorm channels for updates. Any comments or question send them this way and I will get back to you, also any comic book reading suggestion as well, love finding new great unread stories.

Also everyone be sure to check out my mentors page and Facebook page, he is now open for commission business and he does some truly amazing work, especially check out these new sketch covers he did as well, which are simply amazing. So follow the link below and be sure to spread the word as well, one of the best artist I know. That's all the time I got for tonight be tuned for more though.

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