Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
I've been curious about this graphic novel series ever since I saw my favorite booktubers introduce me to it. I had no idea what Saga was about when I first started the series. My initial reaction just by looking at the art and the synopsis was wow! I'm super excited to start this! I was not disappointed in any way as this series will quench your action-fantasy needs that a regular novel doesn't have. And it has pictures!!! xD
**WARNING: This graphic novel has some very mature content. Please beware and read at your own risk. Also, make sure it's okay with your parents if you're under 18.**
The Saga graphic novel series is in the high fantasy genre and it's about a young family fighting to find their place in the universe. A man and a woman from two different races that are in a quarrel with each other, fall in love and eventually have a baby. They need to protect this baby from the haters (cue Taylor Swift's Shake It Off song) and people who disagree with the two races falling in love. The plot alone is taken and implanted in all of the current volumes that are out right now. That conflict is enough to create an entire series of graphic novels that follow this story.
The art alone was a masterpiece, and it's not in every graphic novel that you find such a vibrant use of color and precise drawings. The speech bubbles were also cute, like small and super tiny! I don't know if it's just me or if it's that I have a speech bubble fetish somehow. I'm usually very picky about the art in graphic novels because artists are very different and creative with the way the characters are drawn.
There are a lot of strange things circulating the book world and a lot of quirky novels that make their way around, but Saga is indeed the most interesting and peculiar. The world in which the reader is immersed in is incredibly vivid! There are even weird sex clubs such as Sextillion that is mentioned many times throughout the book. The world is full of magic and if you're into neon pink luminescent ghosts, cats that are like lie detectors, and walking-talking TV's, then this book is all for you!
It also has lots of humor and sarcastic dialogue. The best part about this graphic novel series might just be the characters that are so carefree in their actions and seem to 'wing' everything that they do. Characters are intricately built with real personalities (i.e. the main character, Marko, resents the idea of death and doesn't want innocent civilians killed in his own war.) The lovebirds, Marko and Alana, create a powerful duo that upholds a powerful love interest through the entire series so far. Although they do have their qualms at times, their love is undying.
A fun, light-hearted series with a supernatural essence? Please, count me in! I don't know how long it's been since I've been looking for a great graphic novel series to fangirl about. Read the series, come back, and talk to me about it. I'd love to know your thoughts.