Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Alana has started her acting job for the Open Circuit, leaving Marko to take care of Hazel. But Alana has also been doing drugs, which has been creating a rift in her and Marko's relationship. Meanwhile, a robot janitor decides to take revenge on the royal family, and Gwen and Sophie attempt to figure out what to do to help The Will.

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan | reading, graphic novel reviews, fantasy, science fiction
Title: Saga Vol. 4
Book Number: Volume 4 of TBA
Pages: 144
My Rating: 4 Stars
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This was another great volume in the Saga series, just as funny and beautifully drawn as the rest, though maybe a bit darker since this one involved some drug use and relationship problems. Still, the characters and the plot were great. But, once again, I’ve already said all that in all my other reviews. So instead I’m going to talk about random thoughts I had and some of the specific things I thought were cute or weird or funny (three words that pretty accurately summarize the entire series).

1) I was so not expecting Robot IV’s father *SPOILER ALERT (won’t spoil the story but will spoil the joke)* to be a massive movie-theater sized screen. All the other robots have head-sized TVs, but his was so big it didn’t even fit on the page, and it just cracked me up. *END SPOILER ALERT*

2) On a similar note, the art in this comic is doing weird things to my brain. I’m starting to be attracted to robots. Have you seen IV’s body though? Like, I know his head is a TV, but… he looks damn hot in that uniform.

Prince Robot IV - Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

3) How cute was it that Gwen was wearing The Will’s cape?

4) I, for one, was quite happy to finally learn how The Stalk had sex. I was legitimately wondering that all the way back in Volume 1 because she’s got that spider body. I mean, it’s not like they showed details (thank goodness because I didn’t want to know that badly), but it was enough to make my own conclusions.

5) Apparently Marko looks good with any hair color.

6) The ending of this volume had me so excited for the next volume because *SPOILER ALERT* unlikely allies *END SPOILER ALERT* is possibly my favorite trope. I couldn’t wait to see how that would pan out.

So that about sums up my thoughts on Volume 4. Probably one of the strangest reviews I’ve ever written, but this is a pretty strange series, so I suppose that’s fitting πŸ˜‰





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  1. Lola

    Definitely a strange review, but I like seeing different review styles and if it fits the book? Why not? I’ve seen this series around a few time,s but haven’t really had the urge to give it a try, probably because I am not readign a lot of comics/ graphic novels lately. It does sound like a bit of a strange series. And why does that guy has a TV as head o_O, that’s just weird. Sounds like the series keeps goign strong, so thats good πŸ™‚

    1. Kristen Burns

      I didn’t even think about the fact that people who haven’t read the series wouldn’t know the robots have TV heads and would find them weird lol. I was weirded out by them in Vol. 1 but I guess I just got used to them lol. It’s definitely a strange series, but I like strange πŸ™‚ and it is going strong!

  2. Greg

    His head is a TV??? LOL. You know, I might need to read this series just to see what the is going on. I laughed especially at #’s 1 and 2. And yeah I clicked on spoilers- couldn’t help it. πŸ™‚ I have to see how weird this gets. How many vols of Saga is there?

    Seems like there was another book by this guy I wanted to read a while back. I’ll have to look it up…

    1. Kristen Burns

      As I was telling Lola, I didn’t even think about how people who haven’t read the series wouldn’t know that the robots of TV heads and would find it strange. I’m pretty sure I was weirded out by it at first, but apparently I got used to it lol. It really is a weird series though. You won’t be disappointed on that front. And I’m glad someone who reads my blog appreciates my humor, haha. So far there are five volumes, but I don’t know how many more there will be. I’ve never tried any of Brian K. Vaughan’s other graphic novels (idk what they are either, I just vaguely know they exist).

  3. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    Yes Prince Robot is fairly ripped but he has a tv for a head, it is wrong!! I am now in possesion of volume 1 – 5 and have 6 on pre order (yay!), I am going to read them all back to back one day I get peace! This series is great, I kinda think Marko is hot and maybe The Will too well apart from his scary spider woman lust!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Hahaha I think I just got used to his TV head. Though I’d much prefer Marko if given the choice πŸ˜‰ All the men in this comic are attractive though, I’m with you there. I didn’t know Volume 6 was almost out! But I’ll be waiting to borrow the ebook from the library. Wouldn’t make sense for me to own Volume 6 but none of the others lol.

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m not a reader of graphic novels, Kristen, but this is the second recommendation of this series I’ve seen so I’m thinking I may give it a try. Good characters and strong plot will help. πŸ˜‰ And I giggled over your, um, attraction to IV. Although in the image you shared he looks like he’s got swagger and I admire that in a man so I’m thinking I understand the attraction despite the tv head. *haha*

    1. Kristen Burns

      I wasn’t either until this series, so I recommend this one for other newbies πŸ˜› Robot IV is… an interesting character to say the least lol. I’m actually planning on talking more about him in my Volume 5 review since he has more of a part in that one. It is really weird being attracted to someone with a TV head though πŸ˜›