Comic Review: Saga #19 (Image Comics)

I admit here and now, I didn’t get on the Saga bandwagon initially. For a long time, even.  Because, I had a feeling it was just that…a bandwagon thing.  When […]

Photo May 18, 8 37 10 AMI admit here and now, I didn’t get on the Saga bandwagon initially. For a long time, even.  Because, I had a feeling it was just that…a bandwagon thing.  When the internets get all hot and bothered about a book, I tend to ignore it.  It’s just how I am.

But, that’s not to say I didn’t try it.  I bought the first trade shortly after it was released.  I didn’t get far, though.  I just couldn’t get into it.

It’s just how I am.

After months of relentless bothering from friends and the internets alike, I picked the first trade up again, and forced my way through it.  And I admit here and now (again), this time I liked it.  So much so I tracked down the old issues and got myself caught up.

What can I say?  It’s just how I am.

But, enough about me (and how I am).  We’re here to talk about issue 19.  So…is it me or does it seem like Saga is in some sort of lull or having some growing pains as of late?

Whoa!  Now hang on!  Before you start looking for rocks to stone me with, let me just say that there isn’t anything wrong with the book, per se.  There’s still a story going on.  It just feels like, there’s a little loss of direction going on.  Or at least a lull for the last few issues.  Between whatever’s going on with Prince Robot IV, The Will, the tabloid journalist Upsher and Doff…not to mention out two lovebirds, Alana and Marko…there are so many plot points open right now, it feels like were adrift on that tree rocket ship with that crazy post-modern family.  Like I said, it could just be me.Photo May 18, 8 39 52 AM

Anyway…one of the things Saga does well is push boundaries.  And issue 19 is no exception, right from the opening page.  Which, I am not posting here because this is a family friendly show.  We learn a little bit more about the Robots and their history (which your friendly neighborhood jman finds probably the most interesting about Saga).  And we get more of a glimpse of the struggles of day to day life that new parents have to face.  If they were on the run from the law.  And lived in a tree rocketship.

As always Fiona Staples’ art is…wow.  I’m telling you. She is awesome.  But, you don’t need me to tell you that.  You read Saga, too.

Look…don’t get me wrong.  It’s not a bad issue.  I’m just hoping Brain Vaughn picks a plot point and sees it though.  And wraps up a couple other ones, too.

Saga #19 is on sale now.

 

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