If you are reading this, then you already know that this review is a two issue review! I had to do this because I have been super busy with secret projects that will be announced soon quite possibly on our Facebook page and on our site soon! So as dedicated fan to the series, here is a review on issue number seven and eight. First, let me bring you up to speed. Marko, Izabel, Alana, and Hazel find a ship and to escape capture but the sanctuary is short lived after Marko’s parents commandeer the ship and blast Izabel to God knows where. Robot Prince kills the stalker and the Will vows vengeance. Which leads us to our beloved runaways in the middle of space.
I will start with issue seven, which starts with a little history lesson on how Markos was brought up to hate the inhabitants of Landfall. This followed by disapproving looks from Markos mother and overprotective, motherly hostility aimed towards Marko’s parents courtesy of Alana. Marko quickly teleports with his mother to try and find Izabel after he learns that she has been transported and Barr, Marko’s Dad, awkwardly gets stuck with Alana. Alana does not trust Barr and ties him up after he tries to reason with her. Marko and Mom find themselves in a bit of a situation when they encounter a giant, nude, troll with three eyes and genitalia the size of a two story house. The issue ends with sadness as Barr escapes his trap by reveling a truth to break the enchantment. Turns out that Barr is going to die in one month.
Issue eight starts with a bit romantic look on how Alana met Marko. Which was at a Landfall prison, where Alana was the guard and Marko was the prisoner. The irony was that before she met Marko, Alana was reading a book about two unlikely people that fall in love. Anyway, Alan wakes up after Barr puts her to sleep with a spell and she is awoken two some brand new clothes. Alana has a talk with Barr and urges him to tell the rest of his family. Barr of course says no and tells Alana that he does not want “Pity”. Meanwhile, on a distant planet somewhere in space, Marko and his mom are trying to fight Fard, the three eyed giant with no clothes on. Marko binds him to the ground after almost striking his mom down after she continued to put down Alana and mentioning Gwendolyn. Fard tells them the truth about this planet and the possible location of Izabel. Truth is, they have been standing on a egg the size of a planet and according to Farn, it is ready to hatch! This issue ends with the revealing of the master mind behind the mercenaries put in charge to find Hazel and Company… Gwendolyn!
I’m going to try and keep these final thoughts on the last two issues of Saga short since I usually have the same thing to say about this series. I absolutely love the fact that this series can show how capable the writers are of integrating different genres to this story. I always looked at this series as a dark and serious drama with some comedy, but the fact that they added a giant, three eyed troll with the giant genitals that took up most of the page was just very edgy. These last issues weren’t cliff hangers which is good because it got a little old having to wait. Instead we had a lot of secrets revealed and questions answered. The origins of the characters had to have come out sometime and they integrated it perfectly in my opinion. Tons to say about the direction of the series’s story line but my reviews are complete with out admiring some of the awesomeness that is the artwork. I am very fascinated by the environment work that they did for these two issues. The egg planet is amazing and Farn was crudely and effectively designed to sort of ease the tension on how serious the situation was. Vaughn and Staples are absolutely amazing and this is probably the last Saga review for the year so I will say that this series definitely deserves a lot praise for its unique qualities. I give both issues a 10 out of 10. Thank you all for reading and enjoy!