Throwback Thursday: Saga Vol. 4 by Biran K. Vaughan

Saga Vol 4

 

Publisher: Image Comics
Released: December 17th 2014
Received: Own
Rating: 4 kitty rating

 

Saga is by and far one of my favorite series of all time. I know I shouldn’t say that when I’m not caught up with the series – as things can change – but frankly I don’t see this series going downhill anytime soon. Brian K. Vaughan is a genius, plain and simple. I’m very much looking forward to reading more by him in the future.

Spoiler Warning

I’ve always thought it was interesting that the story is being told from Hazel’s perspective, even though at the earliest in the series she hadn’t even been born yet. It allows Vaughan certain flexibility in how the story is told, which is brilliant. In this volume it allowed for a gentler transition from the previous, action heavy volume into a more content (family oriented) heavy one.

Readers of this series will know that Vaughan does not pull punches, ever (and if you haven’t read any of the series, you should probably stop reading this review and go read volume one!), so when I saw the setup that was occurring (IE Mark and Alana appearing to be about to split up) I completely freaked out. Leave it to him to still manage to surprise me and throw me through an emotional loop.

What truly shocked me though was the fact that Vaughan managed to make Prince Robot IV sympathetic. Which is pretty impressive considering I was pretty determined to hate that character. Suddenly his life and everything he’s lost became crystal clear, and it was impossible not to pity him.

My only regret is that we saw very little of Liar Cat (Though what we did see was utterly fantastic and hilarious). Maybe we’ll get more in volume five?

Throwback Thursday: Saga Vol. 4 by Biran K. Vaughan

 

Publisher:

Released: December 17th 2014

Received: Own

Rating: 4 Kitties

 

Saga is by and far one of my favorite series of all time. I know I shouldn’t say that when I’m not caught up with the series – as things can change – but frankly I don’t see this series going downhill anytime soon. Brian K. Vaughan is a genius, plain and simple. I’m very much looking forward to reading more by him in the future.

 

Spoiler Warning

 

I’ve always thought it was interesting that the story is being told from Hazel’s perspective, even though at the earliest in the series she hadn’t even been born yet. It allows Vaughan certain flexibility in how the story is told, which is brilliant. In this volume it allowed for a gentler transition from the previous, action heavy volume into a more content (family oriented) heavy one.

Readers of this series will know that Vaughan does not pull punches, ever (and if you haven’t read any of the series, you should probably stop reading this review and go read volume one!), so when I saw the setup that was occurring (IE Mark and Alana appearing to be about to split up) I completely freaked out. Leave it to him to still manage to surprise me and throw me through an emotional loop.

What truly shocked me though was the fact that Vaughan managed to make Prince Robot IV sympathetic. Which is pretty impressive considering I was pretty determined to hate that character. Suddenly his life and everything he’s lost became crystal clear, and it was impossible not to pity him.

My only regret is that we saw very little of Liar Cat (Though what we did see was utterly fantastic and hilarious). Maybe we’ll get more in volume five?

 

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I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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