Saga. It was not a series I would have normally picked up on my own, but I had heard good things and I have enjoyed Vaughan's previous work. I gave it a try and I enjoyed it. I knew I would want to read Volume 2 at some point.
Finally, that point came. The book I had requested came into the library and was waiting patiently on the shelf for me. I rescued it, then it sat on my shelf for a couple of weeks. I eventually opened it and didn't shut it until I was finished! Why did I wait so long?!?
Marko and Alana are star-crossed lovers from different worlds - worlds that are at war with each other. They are trying to escape in the hopes of finding a better place to raise their newborn daughter. In the process of escaping, Marko's parents suddenly appear. They thought that there adventures were complicated before this appearance. Just wait until you see the twists that arise when the parents/in-laws are now on the scene!
Readers may have thought the tension of war was bad in Volume 1. Add the tension of in-laws to the mix in Volume 2, and you have a story that you can't look away from. Vaughan brings us smiles and conflict, laughter and uncomfortable feelings of silence. He captures the human essence through the eyes of other beings, and he does it with style and grace.
I now must wait impatiently for the next volume to be released. Saga has quickly jumped to the top of my list of favorites. I leave you with a quick glimpse into why, courtesy of the beautiful artwork by illustrator Fiona Staples . . .
Have you met Marko and Alana? Do you love them as much as I do?