Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: Saga, Vol. 1 by Vaughan and Staples

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Rating: 3/5 stars

Series: Saga #1 | Published: October 23rd 2012 by Image Comics
Pages: 160 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Graphic Novel, Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Status: read September 5, 2017
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This is how an idea becomes real.

Saga contains adult content (violence, sex, gore, swearing etc.)

Hmmm... I have mixed thoughts about this one to be fairly honest. It was very odd, and not particularly in a good way, but it was interesting and provocative. It was so different from what I had made it out to be in my head. So so incredibly different. I don't know where I got my idea of how the story would be from, because it was nothing like The Walking Dead at all, as I had imagined.

I don't know why people love this graphic novel so strongly. My opinion is that it was okay and on a good day it was good. It wasn't mind blowing or extraordinary. I don't know if I will continue this series – it's somewhat likely to happen – but if it is the case, it will be far off in the future.

Saga was disturbing. Some parts more than others. I would really say that the novel is for mature readers or people who feel like they can handle "rawer", more graphic, content.

• The art was beautiful. Really, really great. Hands down the best part of my reading experience. I loved the colors and the scenery.
• The characters were kind of cool and entertaining. Some were weird, some were nasty, some were nice.
• I liked how the story followed many different characters, although it sort of made you miss out on the main character's trip to safety.

• The master/slave fraction of the story at Sextillion (a planet, in the Saga universe, which serves as a brothel) was unpleasant to read about. Especially the part with the six-year-old little girl.
• The storyline wasn't very special nor outstanding to me, but rather sluggish and average. Nothing remarkable.

What is it about?

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

Have you read this book? What did you think?


  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy it that much. I really do love the series. The storyline gets significantly more interesting the further along you get. The beginning is a bit weak compared to the rest of it.

    1. Yeah, I'm bummed I didn't like it that much. I'm glad to hear that the storyline gets more interesting in the following novels. I hope I'll want to get my hands on Vol 2 in the future!