My reactions to finally getting a copy of the first volume of Saga: 1. Ooh, cool art! 2. Ew, it starts with a childbirth scene. 3. Is that spell in…Esperanto?! Wait what………Long pause. 4. WHERE THE HELL IS THE NEXT VOLUME. So, if you’re not familiar, let’s call it Romeo & Juliet in space, if Juliet is an ass-kicking soldier gone AWOL, and Romeo is a sort-of-pacifist magic user from the other side of the war. Oh, and they are toting their baby daughter along, who is incidentally narrating the story. And, bonus! Bounty hunters with complicated feelings, jilted lovers, political maneuverings, plenty of sex, a tree spaceship, half of a ghost, an awesome grandma, and the cheesy romance novel that started everything. I’m sorry it took me so long to get my hands on these, because they really are everything they’ve been cracked up to be.
“Would one of you overgrown condom failures kindly remove the dead fucking dragon from my runway?” — Countess Robot X
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