#CBR9 Review #43

Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Each time I read a volume of Saga, I quickly look on Amazon to see when the next volume is going to be released. The minute the next volume is available for pre-order, I furiously check my library catalog to see if it’s logged into the system. And then I wait. Apparently, my library got an advanced copy or something, because I was able to read Volume 7 before its supposed release date with Amazon. Hooray! Of course, that means another painful wait. What are you going to do?

I am not going to give a plot summary review at all, because I don’t want to spoil anything. But I *will* add that Lying Cat is back in all her glory (THANK GOODNESS), and we get a LOT of poignant moments in here. Of course, Saga is painful, as well as lovely, and there are a few points that I am anxious to see how they turn out in Volume 8. Like I said, I’m not willing to spoil anything.

One thing I did notice from reading Saga as each volume was released, instead of binging on the complete series in a stretch, was that a few plot threads are fuzzy to me. The world has expanded so much that I wonder if it’s going to get too big. As it was, I had to return to Wikipedia a time or two to refresh my memory on a few plot points that had been introduced a few volumes back. Of course, this means I’m due for a re-read, and I can’t think of anything better than enjoying Saga all over again. But I am curious as to how Vaughan and Staples plan to wrap it all up when the time comes to finish (and frankly, I think that time might be coming sooner, rather than later).


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