Review By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics,
This series keeps getting better. Seriously, I knew that Saga was going to be a hell of a ride, but after reading issue #5, my expectations have been blown away. You may have seen Saga as a Prime Cut before on Pastrami Nation, so don’t be surprised to see another issue of this fantastic series to be highlighted. In the last review, I spoke about how we got to see the ruthless bounty hunter The Will cut loose, and how awesome it was. Issue #4 ended with Marko, the pacifist former warrior who gave up the world of violence, pulling his sword from it’s sheath. So, it’s no surprise what came next.
This issue shows Marko completely let loose and shows why his swordsman skills are so feared. Complete and utter violence ensues, in only the way a comic book can display. Vaughan’s space faring sage continues to get deeper and deeper, with faces coming and going into the tale as we go along. Staples outstanding artwork is consistently of the highest quality, which makes the complete package in my mind. If you STILL haven’t jumped in board yet: what are you waiting for? Seriously, this is one of the best books on the shelves today, not just from Image, but out of ALL the books out there. Highly recommended, I give Saga #5 a perfect @@@@@ out of 5.