Author: Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Series: Saga Vol. 1
Publication: 23rd October 2012 by Image Comics
Genre: Graphic novel, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Around the World in 52 Books Challenge – A book recommended by one of your favourite authors.
The whole story centers around the question:
As it turns out, two soldiers, from opposite sides from a never ending war, who look like this:
This is the first graphic novel I’ve ever read but I completely loved it! The novel has amazing art and a really complex story. Plus it’s really funny. I found myself instantly in love with the two main characters – Alana and Marko – who clearly love each other and their baby daughter. They bicker. They support each other. And they’re sarky as hell.
I must admit, I was a bit worried when I was flicking through it in the shop and saw this:
and it has some strange things like these sex workers:
But it was gripping and I just couldn’t put it down. To summarise, read it:
Title: Fables :Legends in Exile
Series: Fables Vol. 1
Publication: 25th April 2003
Genre: Graphic novel, Fantasy.
This book has an incredible premises; it is clearly where Once Upon A Time got some of it’s ideas. A savage creature conquers the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, forcing all the inhabitants into exile. Disguised among the “mundys” they are hiding in modern day New York. Vol. 1 focuses on finding out who has murdered Snow White’s sister, Rose Red.
The characters were what made this book for me. I loved the twist on some of the classics, such as: Prince Charming is a womanizer
and Rose Red is a party girl:
However, the story for me was a bit predictable and I felt a bit disappointed with the ending. The world that has been built up means that the rest of the series could be really interesting as it is such an interesting premises, but as a stand alone it wasn’t as amazing as I felt it could be.
Have you read these? What did you think?
Are there any other series that you think are worth reading?