It's always a good day when we get another dose of excellent writing and breathtaking art from Saga. From Image Comics, Saga #28, written by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Fiona Staples gives us a happy balance of the three storylines that we are continuing to follow on this epic journey. Right off the bat, I'm going to remind you how much of a sucker I am for Lying Cat. So, the fact that the issue started off with the illustration below…let's just say I'd love to hug Fiona Staples.
[*SPOILERS for Saga #28 below!]
Beyond that, the conversation that Sophie has with The Brand is a comical distraction from the serious nature of their mission. I love her curiosity, and I enjoy seeing The Brand share a Freelancer's perspective. Moving forward we check in with Alana, Hazel, Marko's mother, and Dengo. The group of crazy creatures that they are caught up in scream danger, and for good reason. I'm happy that Brian K. Vaughan is introducing new teams of characters into the story, because it really enhances the level of suspense that we feel as readers. Not knowing what these people are capable of is something that not only we feel, but Alana feels it too.
I feel like all three groups are experiencing their own kind of chaos at this time. While one is coming to a realization of how much danger they're in, the other is coming to a similar conclusion. Checking in with Prince IV, Marko, Ghus, and Yuma, we get to experience an event that brings the group together in an interesting way. It's really difficult to not be able to discuss the way this issue ends. So I'm going to attempt to be vague and entice you to read the issue. I'm a big fan of characters that realize their mistakes. Beyond that, I admire those that put themselves in front of others. The fact that a certain character is able to do that was surprising to me, but incredibly touching. Moving forward I will forever think of that character in a brighter light. With that said, go read Saga #28 and embrace the chaos and sadness of it all!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.