Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: December 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Visit new planets, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction, as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet.
This volume collects SAGA issues #19-24. The story continues with Hazel growing up into a toddler and telling the story of how her parents were separated. Things get pretty intense (as if they weren’t already) in these issues. Vaughan is not afraid to throw in twists that rip your heart out. You’re never certain where the story is going to end up, but you can know for certain that things aren’t really ever going to be good. The characters struggle to find safety and they struggle to support one another.
The art in this, as always, is absolutely breath-taking. Staples is a master artist. The characters showcased in Saga are a variety of races, each with distinct features (such as the robots with television heads) and mannerisms. Each character dominates the panel that they live in, defining their scenes with their personal body language, movement, and speech. Even the text changes colours depending on who’s speaking and what scene is taking place.
Overall, this series is one of my absolute favourite. I will forever read anything and everything that Brian K. Vaughan wants to write.