It’s the intergalactic version of Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? As Marko’s parents meet Alana and their grand daughter Hazel for the first time. After an awkward introduction, Marko and his mother end up on the planet’s surface only to encounter something of gigantic… proportions.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y The Last Man, Ex Machina, Wolverine : Logan) & illustrated, coloured & inked by Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40). Published by Image Comics
The Pros & Cons
After a 2 month hiatus, my favourite series returns! Now grant it, it was nice to save 6$ and we did get a nice TPB out of the deal (only 10$ wow), but I’m glad to have you back Saga. The story starts off exactly where we left off, with Marko’s parents meeting his little family and with a history of animosity & war between the two species, the meeting was awkward to say the least. For the first time the story gives us details of that war and shows us casualties on both sides and also a look into Marko’s childhood.
Often with this series, writer Brian K. Vaughan likes to shock us with something disturbing or hilarious, in this case it’s both. I will not spoil this moment, but on the surface of the planet below, Marko & his mother’s heated arguments are interrupted by a creature that defies explanation and will have you quoting Family Guy’s Cleveland “Oh that’s just nasty!” Makes you wonder where illustrator Fiona Staples gets her inspiration from. There’s also some quieter moments with The Will, mourning the death of The Stalk by watching home movies of an erotic nature.
If you’re new to this series, I’d suggest you purchase the first TPB and if you’re not, welcome back to one of the best series comic books have to offer. Vaughn & Staples have begun a new & exciting chapter for this weird & wonderful universe and I can’t wait to see where it goes.