Saga

Saga

Volume Four

Book - 2014
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"Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet"--Back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : 2014. Image Comics,
ISBN: 9781632150776
Branch Call Number: YF VAUG
Additional Contributors: Staples, Fiona
Alternative Title: Saga. Volume 4

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SCL_Justin Jul 10, 2019

This volume of Saga had me crying about the decisions being made. Vaughan and Staples captured the sense of a relationship going through hard times so well, it is clear that this isn't just another zany space opera adventure. (Spoiler alert: things don't go as badly as it looks like they're going to, at least not within this volume.)

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LaNomada01
Dec 20, 2018

This one is slightly frustrating, but it sets the scene for the next book in the series and propels you. Showing you that these characters are almost as fleshed out as you and me. They fight, they fall, they have faults and that's what makes them so relatable. This series is beautiful.

This series must be read. Warning there is some NSFW content in this comic.

As we continue to follow Hazel and her parents journey across the universe; as they try to escape their home-planets governments. We get the opportunity to see more into the lives of the other characters, and fall even more in love with them along the way.

A warning - a line from the first volume mentions that it's okay to 'kill your darlings'; deaths in this series are 'forever' deaths - be prepared to cry. There is no superhero type revival - no matter how hard you wish for it, and especially in these upcoming volumes.

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AfrikaSmith
Jun 24, 2017

Although it's kind of annoying that the Wreath language is never translated, Volume 4 knows how to keep you hooked in. Just....... try to ignore the ridiculous appearance of King Robot.

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LucasHill
Apr 22, 2017

The weakest so far in the series.

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mexicanadiense
Aug 07, 2016

I'm almost glad several months went by since I read vol 3, I'd almost forgotten how amazing this series is!

KateHillier Sep 24, 2015

Sometimes the biggest to a family isn't from outside of it. In this volume we have a conflict rising between Alana and Marko as little Hazel becomes a toddler. From parenting techniques, to personal choices, to how much each parent thinks they are or are not contributing to the household etc. While this is going on there's a new robot princeling born but there are plans for that child's fate as well. The adversaries from outside the family unit start to close in here too. I'm really starting to think this series can do no wrong. The family drama is tight and real without being soap opera level melodramatic and you really feel for both Alana being overworked but loving her life outside of the family and Marko feeling tempted by Hazel's dance teacher and just bored and useless around the house. The art continues to be amazingly first rate and I love the image of the robot king - both jaw dropping and also an "of course that's him" moment.

Michael Colford Sep 05, 2015

Brian K. Vaughn's saga continues with volume 4, with Hazel now a toddler and narrating a difficult time in her parents' lives. Marko and Alana, members to two warring races, find their relationship drifting apart as they try to keep food on the table. Meanwhile, their enemies draw closer, and their friends prove unreliable.

Taut writing and stellar artwork keep this series moving. While this volume seems a little transitional, hence the four-star versus five-star rating, it's still one of the best graphic series around.

JCLChrisK Jul 09, 2015

I suddenly find myself wishing I hadn't given the previous volumes 5-star ratings, because I've left myself nowhere to crescendo. This one had less action and more reality, and was even better because of it. So, so good.

ALEXANDRIA FALCK May 18, 2015

Although still a standout graphic novel, I felt this was weaker than earlier volumes. There was an exceptional amount of graphic violence that served no purpose, and one of the major subplots was trite and unimaginative. That said, the artwork was, as always, superb, one of my favorite side characters got a lot of "screen" time, and the ending left me eagerly awaiting the next installment.

Radharc Mar 24, 2015

24 issues in, and this adult-themed comic is getting more compelling with each release. My only question is this: Where can I get a lying cat?

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