I love my local library. Not only do they carry each Volume of Saga, but they got this copy to me before its official publication date!!!!! This means that I have now read two volumes of Saga in 2017, but the problem is that I have already finished the latest volume of Saga and have to wait who knows how many months for the next one. This is a problem, because Brian K. Vaughan has introduced a MAJOR cliffhanger that bodes a change. A big change. I can’t say anything more than that.
It’s really hard to review volumes of Saga, especially since I know a few of you are behind. So I am going to try to be as un-spoilery about this as possible. After the traumatic events of Volume 7, we find ourselves on a different planet with the major players trying to recover. They’re all finding it kind of hard, though. And we do get teasers of stories about what is happening with The Will and Ghüs, which is always a bonus. There is simply not enough Lying Cat, which I have come to terms with the knowledge that until Lying Cat gets her own series (MAKE IT HAPPEN PLZ), I will never be satisfied about her appearances in the series. And like I said, the last line of the volume made me gasp, because it’s a gamechanger.
This volume is cathartic and interesting, but the stories felt incredibly short. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but it read fast and I didn’t feel soul-crushed in the same way that Volume 7 made me feel. Of course, because it’s Saga, more soul-crushing is sure to happen very soon. In separate news, how many issues/volumes are Vaughan and Staples planning? If I knew the endpoint, I could start planning/grieving appropriately. I mostly just feel a weird tension between elation and grief every time I read the new volume, and it’s messing with my emotions.
Cross-posted to my blog.