Comic Reading Review: Saga #26

Much more of the good fun surprises, similar to that found in an old crate of Cracker Jacks..

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Saga #26

  • Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Artist: Fiona Staples
  • Published by: Image
  • Pages: 32, Publish Date: March 4, 2015
  • Notes: The latest issue in a monthly series.

Synopsis:

“Gwendolyn’s quest takes an interesting turn..”

Or as I see it..the continued perilous situations of characters I have grown attached to, throughout a strange wonderful universe.

Personal Thoughts (minor spoilers):

Here, is another great issue of the best modern epic fantasy of this comics era.

We got it all for #26; action, humor, drama, and the spectrum of emotions. But this time comes with a little more development from the supporting cast. First and foremost on my mind for this, is Dengo. He remains my favorite gun-pointing, child carrying, revolutionary murderous robot psychopath. And in this issue, Alana feels she can somewhat reason with him, from parent to parent. I love the exchange of common ground, and empathy momentarily shared. However, Alana I think will try anything to protect her child, seeing that violence is clearly not the immediate answer. But hope for an easy resolution comes dashed, as Dengo sticks to his agenda (of which I think will result in tragic consequences).

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This leads back to the recent cliffhanger, introducing new interesting players, the “Revolution.” To many, they are considered terrorists, accused of mass violence and murder.  Of which, is too soon seen as their actions have so far been exhibitions of charisma and comradery.  Yet, there is a bit of celebratory cheer toward Dengo’s murder of Princess Robot, something that suggests they are perhaps “terrorists.” Based on the nature of war throughout this book, I feel what is known for labels to some opposition; even throughout the outside is possible propaganda. We will see.

Meanwhile, Marko is somewhat exhibiting a violent streak (goes great with his developing facial hair). While there is his peaceful pacifist nature still in him, we are seeing some growing frustration since his separation from his family. Some of that leads to a dark path, as we soon see in the cliffhanger. With these happenings of poor Marko, and Prince Robot not being the best support; I think his daughter, Hazel’s recent narration (in the last issue) of being “years before we see each other again,” shows more explanation towards the why of it all.

Still, it’s nice to see Marko lay the smackdown.

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Meanwhile, we also get a goofy moment as the dragon situation resolves for the other supporting group, with logic and reasoning. I love how Sophie is taking charge, and being somewhat the voice of reason for this group. I hope her and the Lying Cat stick around, for the longest time throughout Saga.

Of course, they are still not safe. Another possible hunter is close. Something about his scope on Sophie gives me the chills..

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The art continues to stay true and consistent to the overall feel of Saga. For now, there is not more I can say on Fiona Staples unique touch and visual development to this universe, other than the continued awesomeness. So far with this consistency, I can’t possible imagine Saga, drawn with any other hand but hers.

Overall, another great issue. I look forward to the next.

– Orion T

About Orion T (167 Articles)
Writer, picture taker, local traveler. Also, a reader, player, and viewer of creative work, especially in the realms of science fiction and fantasy.

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