Saga #28 Review

Brian K. Vaughan ~ Writer /Fiona Staples ~Artist/ Publisher ~Image Comics

Tag line this issue? “Alana acts.”

First things first, I’ve reallllllllllly been loving the recent covers for Saga lately: visually they just work for me.  Staples’ art has always been striking and the latest bunch of covers feature images that…take flight? Move? They truly use up the existing space in a unique way? I don’t even have the right words to express what I want to say. Oh well, one look at this issue’s cover of Alana scrambling to catch our favorite toddler in comics right now, Hazel, screams urgency and once you read through to the end, you know why.

There are several different stories going on here:The story is swiftly moving as #TeamgGetTheWillFixedUp is still on their quest for the magical item needed to do so. Ever since arriving on this planet, the lady folk have come across obstacle after obstacle this time a surprise guest, relative to a character long departed from the pages of Saga approaches them and things take a twist.

The story is swiftly moving as #TeamgGetTheWillFixedUp is still on their quest for the magical item needed to do so. Ever since arriving on this planet, the lady folk have come across obstacle after obstacle this time a surprise guest, relative to a character long departed from the pages of Saga approaches them and things take a twist. Also we learn a bit more about The Brand, freelancer and sibling to the downed The Will.

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Realizations and regrets are slowing falling into place where with #TeamKidnappedChildren who have been escorted away with the Revolutionaries who seek to use Hazel for some nefarious plan and separate what’s left of our refugee-ragtag family.  A bigger question arises: just who else in this giant universe wants their hands on Hazel and Alana? 

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#TeamGhus (yes, you read that right) find themselves in danger ONCE AGAIN as their ship is being pursued and being hit by not so friendly fire and some serious shit goes down. No one could prepare me what the devastatingly marvelous and tragic repercussions that were laying in wait for us on the last pages.

 

Bottom Line: Another issue to draw us in with. God, in a sense you have to hate reading this comic issue at a time for when you know you were to get hit with masterpieces like this and have to wait till next month for the next *insert whatever your poison is*. This issue moves forward in the series masterfully finding it’s way into new plot threads while successfully introducing a new minor character that not only had a link to a beloved deceased character but also peaked interest at a new conflict (and a new obstacle).

And hell, if you’re reading this review which means you more than likely read the latest issue, bless you. Here’s more Ghus related pictures and memes to mentally use as band-aids for I know you’re as wrecked as I am.

 

 

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  • Carrie McClain

    Reviewer/Editor/Magical Girl

    Carrie McClain is writer, editor, social media maven and media scholar. Other times she's known as a Starfleet Communications Officer, Comics Auntie, and Golden Saucer Frequenter. Shuri is her favorite Disney Princess. Nowadays you can usually find her buried under a pile of Josei manga. She/Her

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