Saga, Volume 5.
Author: Brian K. Vaughan Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel, Sequential Art, Science Fiction
Release Date: September 15th 2015
Page Count: 152
Collects Saga issues #25-30
The popularity of the Saga series is beyond anything I have ever seen in the online book/graphic novel community. I have yet to hear one bad thing about it from anyone and that is a rarity in itself. It seemed as though Saga blew up overnight, and I must admit that I was one of the many who jumped on the bandwagon late in the game. The second I began reading Saga it blew me away. I couldn’t get enough and I read volumes 1-4 consecutively and quickly. When I completed the fourth volume I felt saddened that I had reached the end of the currently released volumes. Then I realized that volume five was going to be released within the next month. You better believe I pre-ordered it.
Goodreads synopsis: Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.
Saga, Volume 5 picks up right where volume four left off. Marko and Alana have been separated and they are doing everything in their power to reunite their family. There are quite a few storylines taking place throughout this volume as we have been introduced to quite the variety of characters throughout the first few volumes. Regardless of the amount of different characters, it never becomes confusing as each character is so uniquely different from one another in both appearance and character traits.
Of course, there were a few new minor characters introduced throughout this volume, some of which felt as though will be of greater importance as the story goes on.
Once again, the art within these stories is fantastic and I feel like I will continue to repeat that after reading all of the future volumes to come. Fiona Staples’ artwork is flawless.
Each volume of Saga is a masterpiece, both in terms of story line and aesthetic appeal. I cannot stress enough how much everyone should be reading this series.