[475]: Saga Volume 4

DSC_0840Goodreads Summary | Image Comics, Issues 19-24 | Published December 17th, 2014 | Graphic series | Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Shit just got real, yo. 

Volume 4 brings about the beginning of the end for Hazel’s parents. Sorry for the spoiler. Mother dear found work at a pay-per-view theatre while Daddy dearest stayed at home to watch over our favourite toddler.

As in the case of some families whose mom is the bread winner, Hazel’s parents are maybe a bit resentful at this turn of events. Added to the mounting tension was mommy’s dependence on drugs, and daddy’s growing friendship with Hazel’s dance teacher, the couple du jour seems to be well on their way to splitsville.

In the meantime, they are still on the run from those who want them dead. But the more immediate one was a new enemy who may be just a taaaaad bit psychotic.

Business as usual.

I hate that I have to wait forever and a day for the next series of issues to come out. I was told that you can actually read the next ones if you find them at a regular comic store? Or the on-line site, comiXology. I prefer these ones though (paperback compilation of five issues per publication).

The issues seem to be getting darker, funnier, and if you can even believe it, even more intense. We are learning a bit more about our characters, and seeing the darker sides of ma and pa. This is heartbreaking. I don’t want them to separate, but like I mentioned above, they did. Though it wasn’t a choice that they’d made. Other forces led them to the separation.

With a new enemy, comes a surprising twist of event as father dear joined forces with a former enemy. I can’t wait to see how far this alliance would go.

Vaughn’s writing goes head-to-head with Staples’ insane artistry to combine the best graphic novel I’ve read to date. These comics have rated a consistent perfect rating on my blog, which just shows you how much I adore them.

Seriously. Read these or you can’t hang with me.



  • Readers always say that if you want to read more Graphic Novels and don’t know where to begin, start with Saga. I’ve seen these graphic novels literally everywhere, and I haven’t heard not one bad thing about them just yet. I want to do a GN haul soon, and I’ll definitely be throwing Saga up in the cart. Maybe I’ll start with the first 2 just to see if I enjoy them.

    • Yes! That’s my recommendation, too. Saga is such a good series to attract non-graphic novel readers! I’m confident that you’d love these, Tika!

  • I don’t read many comic books but that cover really intrigues me! I really want to try this one! To the library I go 😀

    • Yay! And I’ll be on the lookout for your review. 😀

  • I’ve heard so many incredible things about this series, but put off reading it, as I’m not a huge fan of comic books. I think I’ll definitely have to give these a try, though! I’m going to keep an eye out for Volume 1 at my local B & N 🙂

    • Reading volume 1 is enough to get you hooked! I’ll be on the look out for your review, Montana. 😀

  • This sounds like an addictive comic series and I’m wanting to checkout some of those gorgeous graphics as well. Glad you’re enjoying the series, Joy 🙂

    • Thanks, Kim! I hope you’ll enjoy it when you get the chance to read. 😀

  • Yes you can read the single issues but I was going to do that and then I changed my mind because I would still want to own the trade paper back volume and seriously those are better to me because i get so impatient I am not someone that waits well. Even with the VERY few tv series that I watch I can’t watch them every week I have to wait three weeks to watch 3 episodes in a row. The only show I can watch as it airs is FACEOFF and thats because its one of those competition type shows.

    Yes definitely getting more intense. I read my copy the same night it arrived!!

    • Same. Literally soon after I rip open the box, I told everyone to leave me alone for like, five minutes. LOL!

  • I love when a series becomes only better and more intense as the series goes on! I know about comixology but I am more a fan of having my graphic novels and mangas in their true form as well! I don’t know why, but I find them hard to review, so usually I exclude them from my blog. But maybe I should be putting them in there?

    Check out my review: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/01/chronicles-of-steele-raven-review.html

    • Right? I like it so much better! I think it has to do with my being such a collector/hoarder/nerd. Lol.

  • lol. <3 I'm so glad you are loving these Joy 🙂 These graphic novels do sound pretty amazing. <3 ONE DAY. I shall read them one day. Most likely 🙂 I hope you will be able to find the next ones. <3 Best of luck searching for them 🙂 Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

    • Just order them, C! I promise you, you will love them!!!

  • The library only has 1 and 2, bad library!

  • Cool beans you’re still enjoying this! My thing lately has been motivational books, I know, so corny compared to this. LOL

    • Not corny! I used to read a lot of financial books. 🙂

  • I actually ordered book one in paperback a while back when you first featured the series and still waiting for the store to get stock in. The hardcover was over $60, bit much for something I’m not sure I’d like. I love the covers on the series, a little on the retro side. Hopefully stock comes in soon, because you know, I wanna hang out.

    *stands in the corner and waits*

    • Yeah, the hardback edition is a bit expensive. It’s crazy. I do hope you’ll be able to read these books soon. I wouldn’t want you to miss something so wonderful.

  • I want to start this comic SO BAD because all I hear about it are great things. Great review but now I feel like I must go buy volume one haha. Forget food, I need a comic darnit!

  • I so want to hang with you Joy, so of course I would consider giving any book a go, even if its a graphic novel (something which I rarely pick up). I’m glad that you’re having such a great run with these!

    • Aw. You can always hang with me. Preferably, over tea in London. Because, Canada is just downright ridiculous with our cold weather thing. Lol. READ. THIS. STAT.

  • I love that you are loving these!!

  • You sound like you’re having a lot of fun with these books, Joy! I haven’t read the series yet, but I don’t normally read comic books. But I’ll have to check out my library to see if they have this one. It seems like an exciting series and I’m up for trying new things this year.
    Great review!

  • I own the first one (my friend Flannery sent me a copy) and I adore it, but I have yet to continue reading these. I’m glad they keep getting darker and more intense, although it’s hard to imagine. It’s certainly something to look forward to.
    Since I DID actually enjoy the first, can we still be friends?

    • I hope you’ll be able to continue on with this series, Maja. The story is getting better and better!

  • I’ve never read a comics like that, I confess I tried some like from Richelle Mead, Patricia Briggs or even Laurel K Hamilton but well that’s not the same…

    • yeah. i’ve read some full-written novels turned graphic novels, too. but this series is pretty priceless. I hope you’ll have the chance to read them, Melliane.