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Review: Saga #14

Written by Joe Toeben on Friday, September 27 2013 and posted in Reviews

Review: Saga #14

What will happen when Marko and Alana finally meet their idol, author D. Oswald Heist?

Since it’s first issue last March, Saga has proven to be one of the most popular indie comics in the Image lineup. Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, Saga tells the love story of Marko and Alana, two opposites from warring planets who fall in love and have a kid. While the series is often described as Star Wars meets Game of Thrones, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most inventive series currently on the shelves.

Last month in Saga, Marko and Fiona had just reached the planet of Quietus and met their mutual idol, D. Oswald Heist, author and occasional naked drunkard. This issue explores the result of Marko and Alana finding Heist and even spends quite a bit of the issue revealing more about The Will and Gwendolyn’s situation with Slave Girl who has now been named Sophie.

It almost seems cliche to read Saga every month and repeat in saying that it’s such a great book, but the truth is the truth. Again this month, BKV and Staples weave a story that appropriately pushes off the previous issue without leaving anything out. In the first arc or so of this story a lot of the plot was focused on Marko and Alana. Now in the second act, The Will, Gwendolyn and even Prince Robot are making more appearances and I for one love that.

Chapter 14 explores some additional characters as well. The issue kicks off by introducing Alana’s stepmother, being interviewed by the same reporters from chapter 13. Also D. Oswald Heist’s character is opened up a bit more. He’s shown to be a caring, gentle man and even is able to break down the defenses of Marko’s mom, the sturdy, hardcore warrior. To an end also, BKV writes his usual cliffhanger that makes Saga such an addicting series to read. If you have never read this series, do yourself a favor a check out the first two trade paperbacks for an exciting and original story.


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About the Author - Joe Toeben

Listen: Joe is a cranky old man unstuck in time. He spends most of his time reading, writing and perfecting the art of 7 Little Words. When he isn't doing one of the previous things, he’s likely to be enjoying a soccer match, a fine episode of television or napping with his two dogs. You can follow his inane actions and rants on his twitter @toejben.

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