Saga, Volume 6
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Sequential Art, Comics, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Release Date: July 5th 2016
Pages Count: 152
Oh Saga. How I love thee. I pre-ordered this, like I do with all Saga bind ups, but in case you don’t live in Canada, there was a Canada Post fiasco that happened recently and let’s just say that the delivery of mail was unreliable. My pre-order wasn’t going to be delivered to me on the release date like it usually is, so I went out and purchased a copy in store so I could read it right away. That’s how much I love this series. P.S. I still haven’t received my pre-order, but when I do, I’ll just be returning that copy back to the store I ordered from!
Can you believe we’re already on to Volume 6?! I feel like I just started reading this series yesterday! Please keep this series coming. I absolutely cannot get enough of it.
This volume is still filled with the vast cast of characters that we have all come to know and love. But of course, many new characters were also introduced. We are introduced to a new transgender character, who seems like she may become an important piece of the story in future volumes. I also loved Hazel’s school teacher. I loved that she was a character that didn’t panic or discriminate when she found out the truth about Hazel. This showed that while many still may not accept Hazel and her parentage, there are those helpful few that have an open mind and are willing to help this family at any cost.
One of the best things about Saga and it’s characters is the level of diversity. It’s honestly one of the best features within this story. Yes, I know, these characters are fictitious alien species, BUT the message of diversity is still clearly explored. It still blows my mind that so many new characters are introduced and that they are all so different from one another!
As the story of Saga continues, Hazel’s secret is becoming much less of a secret. More people are beginning to find out the truth about her and her parents which is consintently exposing them to danger. I’m eager, but also nervous, to find out what will happen as this information continues to spread.
Saga is one of the best space adventure themed stories I have ever read and the series is still going strong. I can’t wait to continue reading and I hope we all get the opportunity to continue reading for a very long time!