I didn't know I was SAGArving til I tasted you...

Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Hailee Steinfeld anyone? No? Okay then...this is awkward. 

 

ANYWAYS...this was my first foray into graphic novels and, wow, was it spectacular!!! The illustrations are absolutely fantastic. I mean, just look at this shit:

 

As a lover of the traditional novel and lots of meaty details, I didn't know how I would fare in a book that is almost exclusively dialogue, but this storyline was so solid! I didn't feel like I was missing anything from a traditional format.  

 

The Romeo-and-Juliet-esque love story could have been cliche, but it wasn't; there were so many twists and turns that I didn't know what to expect (I love that); and the creativity behind the conceptualization of these alien worlds and alien species is breath-taking! 

 

It's violent and very sexual, but I'm totally okay with that. Plus, HELLO, a woman is fucking breast-feeding on the cover. Just...yes.