Saga Vol 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Fiona Staples
This volume was a bit heavy-handed about the responsibilities of parenthood. The metaphors too literal and strong. I kind of hope that we find out that an elderly Hazel has been narrating the whole thing. Also, as these issues go on, she’s becoming something on an unreliable narrator or at least one who lives very much in the moment of her story.
It’s not surprising to see more deaths in the book. I thought for sure Klara would be the goner in this book. But instead, it was The Brand and also Yuma. (I now think this book needs more female characters.) Since I really like The Brand, I’m a bit upset by that. Though technically we don’t know what happened to Klara.
The reveal that Gwendolyn named Sophie after herself was pretty powerful to show their connection. Sophie has definitely become more than just her charge while they try to heal The Will.
The whole male dragon thing was like a 12-year-old wrote this book. Seemed like a giant distraction from the main point.
I’m glad to see that time is passing a little more quickly in these books. Seriously, baby characters are never that interesting, same with the toddlers. And if you want action and adventure, it’s hard to always have a small child strapped to someone in these situations. Continue reading “Saga Vol 5 Graphic Novel Review”