Saga – Chapter Five (Image Comics)

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Number three in this weeks first five,

Saga, Chapter Five – Image Comics
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Release Date July 18, 2012

Vaughan and Staples are this years super team. It’s so rare to read a book where the art and writing seem to fit perfectly.

This issues leads with Price Robot IV’s hunt for our loving couple Marko (horns), Alana (wings) and their baby Hazel (crossbreed). Seems the Prince’s family is growing as well, will this revelation change his pursuit or just heat it up? Meanwhile Marko and Alana fight there way through another near capture and the mercenary “The Will” finishes up his vacation not happily by the way. Oh and don’t put the book down before the final page, it’s a doozy!

This book just keeps you turning pages, hell it makes you want to read it multiple times. Tightly scripted, lovingly drawn this is my favorite series hands down. Fiona Staples use of facial expressions is just plain wonderful. She’s got to be one of the best in the business. After gushing for a hundred or so words I realized this issue didn’t really move the story forward but it doesn’t matter. It was a great issue, one I highly recommend.

Chapter 5 gets a five out of five. Keep it up you two!

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