I can’t tell you what Saga is about. I wonder if anyone can really sum it up in a few sentences to catch everyone up. I couldn’t imagine trying to watch this as a tv show because of this weird kind of disjointedness. One of the effects of having fifty different stories being told simultaneously and from multiple times in the future is the kind of fracturedness we get in this series.
Because of this nature and the nature of its subject matter, the confluence of about fifty different alien cultures, there’s just a strangeness to it.
Each time a collection gets released, I go to the library, check out the book, and read it quickly, not 100% sure I know where we left off, exactly what is going on, but enjoying the art and the weird sense of humor and the story, as it is.
I couldn’t possibly review this issue by issue because there’s so many quick changes in storylines, in time, in reality, that I don’t think my reviews would make sense. So if there are more volumes coming out, and there are, I will likely read them and not review them because of the difficulty I have putting shape around the whole of the series and especially around individual chunks of the collections.
There is something really funny to me about this series being in local libraries though, all on display in the new books section with a little plastic holder propping it up, and that is imagining a suburban mom picking up this issue and thinking, hmm, my child really likes this series, let me see what it’s all about: and there almost immediately being a close up frame of an erect grey penis. It’s ok though, because: