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Review: ‘Saga’ #16

It’s my favourite time of the month again as BKV and Fiona Staples roll out another issue of their science fiction/fantasy epic, “Saga”. The plot has come around full circle as Prince Robot IV is nearing his destination, this books ending tee’s the up the December issue perfectly leaving little doubt that shit will hit the fan.

WRITTEN BY: Brian K. Vaughan
ART BY: Fiona Staples
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: 2.99
RELEASE: November 27, 2013

The last story arc left off with Prince Robot IV arriving on Quietus and having an old fashion laser cannon arm fight, leaving a just a bit of a cliff hanger ending. Finally over the course of this arc as we are got up with Alana and Marko’s as well as The Will and Gwendolyn’s movements prior to this eventual altercation. Similarly, the plot of the two tabloid reporters continues as they poke and prod at Alana’s story, where most of the mystery resides; will they break Marko and Alana’s lovers’ flight story or will they just end up in a body bag?

This book is filled with so much creativity. BKV has truly fashioned a world of his own using influences from many different genres to create something unique. The book is loaded with many themes relevant, hotly debated in the media, yet he is able to infuse the script with such raw comedy that all flows together so seamlessly. This craftsmanship is prevalent throughout the issue making this style of writing so appealing to the reader.

Fiona Staples does masterful work as she is able to combine extreme fantasy with an certain degree of realism. Similar to BKV’s style of writing, Staples puts mature and often raunchy material on the page, giving the book exactly what it needs. Whether it’s an old Cyclops reading a kids book, or a child stomping a stabbed throat, the atmosphere is captured within the art work.

Every issue is a genuine pleasant surprise. This one is no different and I can guarantee the next will be even more extreme.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – GreenBasterd




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