Review: Saga #8

Saga #8 Cover

Chapter Eight


Solicit


Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: the in-laws.

Preview


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Review


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic


Cover & Solicit 4/5


Like most of the series the cover for the issues are pretty generic and I hate to say is probably one of the reason I didn't pick this series up at first. Luckily I read a review that changed that and this is a must read for anyone IMO regardless of the cover.

Art, Colors & Inking 4/5


All of the issue have been drawn and colored by Fiona Staples, and while the art isn't bad it's not my absolute favorite. I will give fair warning if you are easily offended this title might not be for you. In this issue, like #7 we do get to see a little bit more of a Troll's genitalia than you might like.

Layout & Flow 5/5


The pacing of this series has been excellent. Even for new reader I fell that it wouldn't be too hard to pick up. The narration by their infant daughter (I assume in the future) adds something different to the book that others could learn from.

Story 5/5


This issue starts with Alana and Marko's daughter Hazel explaining how her parents first met. We then go back to the present where Alana gets some father-in-law daughter time where he reveals that he is dying and that she must assist him on a quest. The second story is where we left Marko and his mother last issue trying to search for their babysitter and standing face to balls with a giant Troll. It turns out the Troll is not guarding a planet but an egg that is ready to hatch. Like I said this has been an awesome series. The writing is top notch, the art is pretty good, and the entire concept seems original. If you want a book that is different than the rest I highly recommend giving Saga a read.

Verdict 4.6



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