Book Reviews by Steph

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Good morning y’all!  I’m back with another review, this time on “Saga Vol. 2” by Brian K. Vaughan with art done by Fiona Staples.  I’m so in love with this series!

Saga Volume2Title: Saga Vol. 2

Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Artist: Fiona Staples

Released: July 2nd 2013

Blurb: The smash-hit ongoing epic continues! Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!

Again as with “Saga Vol. 1” I was pulled in from page one.  Alana and Marko’s relationship is so intoxicating, you are drawn into having to know what happens next.  Hazel, their daughter (or abomination of a child as referred to in the series), is the narrator of the saga.  At the end of “Saga Vol. 1” her grandparents, Marko’s parents, show up and you’re left wondering what they will think of this little family, so that’s where “Saga Vol. 2” opens.

The Will, a free lancer (or bounty hunter as we call them), is dealing with his own life drama and almost calls of his search for the crazy family of three.  Prince Robot the IV is hot on their heels except he doesn’t know just how close he is.

How close is our little family to being discovered?  Will Alana and Hazel survive a visit from Marko’s parents?  What about their ghost babysitter Izabel?  You’ll have to read this edition to know the answers.

I give this again a strong rating of 5/5 stars!

About the Author (taken from GoodReads):


Brian K. VaughanBorn in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

Recently named “Writer of the Year” by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Book Resources, Vaughan’s work has been featured and/or reviewed in countless mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, MTV, National Public Radio, and feminist magazine Bust, which photographed him for their “Men We Love” issue (don’t ask).

As an undergraduate film student at New York University, Vaughan got his big break as part of Marvel’s Stanhattan Project, a workshop for aspiring comic book writers. In the ten years since, he has written nearly all of the major DC and Marvel characters, everyone from Batman to the X-Men.

In September of 2006, Vertigo released Vaughan’s first original graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad, lavishly illustrated by artist Niko Henrichon. Inspired by an unbelievable true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pride is equal parts anthropomorphic adventure and Animal Farm-like parable about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and was described as “the best novel so far” about the war by the UK’s Telegraph.

Along with his creator-owned work, Vaughan is currently writing The Escapists, a Dark Horse miniseries inspired by Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, as well as a new Doctor Strange limited series for Marvel with artist Marcos Martin.

This summer, the new WGA member/CAA client transplanted his poor playwright wife to Los Angeles, where Vaughan is currently working on the screenplay adaptations of Y and Ex Machina for New Line Cinema, as well as other new creations in film and television.

His home on the web is, and he’s become the last aging hipster to get a MySpace page:

About the Artist (Taken from GoodReads):

Fiona StaplesFiona Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Saga. She has been cited as one of the best female artists working in the industry, and one of the best artists overall.




I hope you all have enjoyed my review and I encourage you strongly to pick up this wonderful saga, if you haven’t already.

Happy Tuesday and happy reading!


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