Saga Volume 1: Saga is a science fiction adventure. At its core is a love story between a soldier from the planet Landfall and a captured soldier from the moon orbiting Landfall. Landfall and its moon are at war, and creatures from the two warring worlds are prohibited from engaging in relationships of any kind. Shortly after the two protagonists elope, have a child and seek a safer, better world, they are chased by the powerful dictators of Landfall, and a former fiance of the male protagonist.
Book One in the series was enjoyable and intriguing, the art is excellent and the characters are an interesting, eclectic mix: an eccentric writer, a quirky ghost, a Hitman with conscience, a jilted fiance, a supernatural cat, two former soldiers turned pacifists and so on. I liked that there's a planet called Quietus, and that a subversive book with a strong metaphor is one of the central elements of the plot.
As much as I did enjoy this book, it was not as sacrilegious, mad and anarchic as some of the other comic books I have read. It's more mellow, has a milder tone, the story moves in a predictable direction, and and the art work is more vibrant than dark, and ominous. Nevertheless, its gripping, the love story has its endearing moments and the narration, the action, the story is well executed.
The love for books & a hunger for stories was programmed into my DNA. And, sooner than later, life experiences sealed the deal. Books have saved me, transformed my life, enlightened me and have shown me the path I must walk. In a way, far too many books have played the role of kindred spirits and guides, leading the seeker in me to answers and paving a way for a new way of life. Books have helped me keep my wits, my sense of wonder, my sense of mystery and curiosity & my sanity in a life that has been anything but predictable and normal.