Comic Reading Review: Saga #35

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Saga #35

  • Artist: Fiona Staples
  • Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Published by: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: March 30, 2016
  • Notes: The latest issue in a monthly series.


“Hard time”

Or, are they?!

Personal Thoughts (big spoilers):

First off, love the cover. Fiona Staples does it again. When this series ends, I hope for just a book of just the covers, for us fans to admire in cover progression.

First off, some debauchery with sex and space drugs, and Lying Cat?! Or is it a lying cat? There are hints about what exactly is going on, over the phone with the Will. We shall see, but the crown is an interesting touch to perhaps what other developments we may have missed. Also, I loled at how The Will holds his lance weapon to the back of Upsher’s head.

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We soon come back to Robot (or perhaps Count Robot LX), with Hazel’s parents. We get a nice campfire scene of sorts, where much optimism grows from Alana and Marko in finding Hazel again. There is excitement and cheer, as they face the danger into potential dangerous situations. Robot, reminds us of his disownership from his family. I feel a bit for him, as his once proud place in his large royal family reduced to less than his new comrades. Such will be interesting in perhaps seeing how this will change him in the series progression.

Meanwhile, Noreen is really growing on me. I think it’s the eyes or sense of goodness about her. I somewhat feel manipulated into thinking so, as such characteristics of wise-eyed smiling characters lead us into the trusting and feeling. Yet, I as the reader,  hopes for her as a light for Hazel’s reunification with her parents. Yet, there is something too convenient about all this. Or perhaps, I am being a little paranoid..

On a side moment, I love the absurdity of Robot calling others on racism, or perhaps how all robots with televisions as heads look the same..maybe to us they do. But to them probably not, as Alana points out. Still, there are moments like this that remind me like the Ducks in Disney, such is more based on familiarity by subtle differences in expressions. I would love to see how well we could recognize Robot among others of his kind. Such would be an interesting task for the artist and writer, I think.

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Anyway, great art as usual though nothing as eye-catching as a self-inflating dragon or head-exploding violence. We get some nice Robot action going on, reminding that he too can be a badass. I also love the use of three different fonts used. We have the Robot speak, the regular humanoid speak, and the text-quote. Little details like that shows the playful nature of the creative side of Saga, that keeps me smiling and lost in the strange universe like no other.

Till next time..

– Orion T

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