Saga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3)
From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Y: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40, Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple's multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.Collecting: Saga 13-18.

Saga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3) Details

TitleSaga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 25th, 2014
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781607069317
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Saga, Vol. 3 (Saga, #3) Review

  • Patrick
    January 1, 1970
    This comic is so good it's starting to piss me off. Dear Mr. Vaughan, You should not be able to make me cry five times in the same fucking comic. Seriously. Twice in two pages? This will not do. It is neither seemly nor fair. Please knock that shit off. Fondly yours, patP.S. Please don't knock it off.
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  • karen
    January 1, 1970
    only little about sharks, but still worth floating for SHAAARRKK WEEEK! another great volume in what is shaping up to be an outstanding series. there were even some sharks in it this time! briefly don't worry - i will be very careful here.what i liked most about this installment was how meta it was - there was so much time devoted to talking about books, the process of bringing books into the world, the joy of being confronted with stacks and stacks of new books, and there were some funny littl only little about sharks, but still worth floating for SHAAARRKK WEEEK! another great volume in what is shaping up to be an outstanding series. there were even some sharks in it this time! briefly don't worry - i will be very careful here.what i liked most about this installment was how meta it was - there was so much time devoted to talking about books, the process of bringing books into the world, the joy of being confronted with stacks and stacks of new books, and there were some funny little jabs at authors: but even more so, this: it's true, authors are the worst!! i can't even count the number of times this has happened to me: i forget nothing, philip roth!!*and is this a confession? is brian k. vaughan afraid of fiona staples?? who could be afraid of this sweet smiling face?although maybe she's different when she's working….in any event, there's a lot of wisdom in this volume, about the subtext of children's stories and the quiet pleasures of family reading time although i did NOT like this. books are not seats! so it's only fair that she should be punished with the sight no mother wants to see involving her son "that's what you get for putting your butt on us," say the books!this rule does not apply to cats because no rule applies to cats. i am proud to be a brand-new saga superfan. keep 'em coming! * philip roth has never actually puked on me. but i'm sure he would.come to my blog!
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  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    I don't want this series to ever end. Please, don't ever end.
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    January 1, 1970
    I.Can.Not.Put.Them.Down.*obliviates brain for next three weeks until the rest of the books arrive*(view spoiler)[Reason for half a missing star (they seriously need to introduce that on here by now): as much of a hopeless romantic I may be, I feel like there's unnecessary love starting to bloom around every corner now- I mean, Gwendolyn here's supposedly already in love with The Will? Come on man, give me a break. (Unlessss she didn't actually mean it cause ulterior motives ya know?) (hide spoil I.Can.Not.Put.Them.Down.*obliviates brain for next three weeks until the rest of the books arrive*(view spoiler)[Reason for half a missing star (they seriously need to introduce that on here by now): as much of a hopeless romantic I may be, I feel like there's unnecessary love starting to bloom around every corner now- I mean, Gwendolyn here's supposedly already in love with The Will? Come on man, give me a break. (Unlessss she didn't actually mean it cause ulterior motives ya know?) (hide spoiler)]
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListIn this volume Alana and Marko decide they are going to go looking for the author of the romance book they read. I just love that there is a book and author in these graphic novels. CLASSIC! Grandma Klara decides she's going too! They will not leave her behind. Of course things don't go so well when they first get there as Klara gets one of her ears ate off by some bugs. Joyful! But after they find their author, he's drunk at first, they all get a long and I MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListIn this volume Alana and Marko decide they are going to go looking for the author of the romance book they read. I just love that there is a book and author in these graphic novels. CLASSIC! Grandma Klara decides she's going too! They will not leave her behind. Of course things don't go so well when they first get there as Klara gets one of her ears ate off by some bugs. Joyful! But after they find their author, he's drunk at first, they all get a long and I was hoping good things could start happening for everyone. That never happens does it....Meanwhile, The Will, Gwen, the little girl and lying cat are trapped on a planet that if you eat the fruit you will have hallucinations that make you want to stay there. Yeah, that all sucked pretty bad. The Will almost dies during these hallucinations so Gwen hurries them off to find Marko to see if he can heal The Will as she has feelings for him. <---she's just not showing it. So all of these peeps show up at the author's pad and havoc is reeked! Oh and this guy/tv head. ↓He gets his clock ticked for a bit. You have a show down with Marko, Gwen and Alana. Crap goes all to hell and everyone runs off on different missions. I can't say any more. I can't wait to see what all kinds of cray cray is going to go on in the next one. I'm trying to read them slowly as I have the newest one on pre-order :-D Yay! The little picture at the end where it shows Hazel walking is precious!
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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    January 1, 1970
    These books are like Prozac..I just want to eat them up by the dozen.I think this one is even better than Volume 2. (Yes, I still haven't gotten vol. 1 yet)Our heroes Marco and Alana have gone to find their literary hero so that they can ask him questions about the book that caused them to become a couple. Then--stuff happens I wants all these books!!
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  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    January 1, 1970
    JUST SO GOOD
  • Bookdragon Sean
    January 1, 1970
    The weirdness continues in the third volume of this excellent series. I must admit, I expected it to lose its dazzling nature after the first volume but none of its awesomeness has diminished. I have high hopes that it will remain persistently good unlike so many other comics that fluctuate in quality.The best thing about this volume is a cyclops author who knows how to make a fucking great entrance and a lasting impression: And from here the first few issues fall into discussions about the impo The weirdness continues in the third volume of this excellent series. I must admit, I expected it to lose its dazzling nature after the first volume but none of its awesomeness has diminished. I have high hopes that it will remain persistently good unlike so many other comics that fluctuate in quality.The best thing about this volume is a cyclops author who knows how to make a fucking great entrance and a lasting impression: And from here the first few issues fall into discussions about the importance of literature (even in a war torn world full of aliens, monsters and sexual deviants like this one.)Books can change the world and one particular book by this crazy cyclops man has brought the two central characters together, which led them to his door to seek answers about what do next. And of course even weirder shit follows them and it all ends rather quickly. As well written as the majority of the characters are in here, it’s great to see them get killed off in random ways. It bodes very well at this stage that the author is willing to kill when he needs to.I really hope this series never loses its momentum. Bring on volume four!
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  • Nat
    January 1, 1970
    “No story’s worth dying for"This review contains *spoilers*.This series is going by so quickly. I want to reach the last volume, but I also don’t want this to be over (I’ll probably read it anyway).I’m just really attached to the wonderful characters in this comic book.The fast paced plot, the funny dialogue, and the incredible relationships all make it impossible to put down. It's a completely unputdownable story.And so much happened in that last chapter, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around “No story’s worth dying for"This review contains *spoilers*.This series is going by so quickly. I want to reach the last volume, but I also don’t want this to be over (I’ll probably read it anyway).I’m just really attached to the wonderful characters in this comic book.The fast paced plot, the funny dialogue, and the incredible relationships all make it impossible to put down. It's a completely unputdownable story.And so much happened in that last chapter, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. I can’t believe Gwendolyn killed D. Oswald Heist, we just got to know him. I truly can’t get over how great this comic book is. I’m definitely not ready for it to end.Also, I loved watching Hazel slowly grow. So cute.This review and more can be found on my blog.
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  • Megan Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Of the 3 volumes of SAGA I've read so far, I think this one might be my favorite. Okay, that's largely because it featured a writer and I'm a bit partial to them...but I felt that action-wise, it was just especially well done. All of the cliff hangers and plot points that were introduced in volume 2 are now coming into fruition and it's so much fun! Can't wait to get to volume 4! I've written reviews on volumes 1 + 2 as well if you're interested in more in-depth thoughts. WEBSITE | TWITTER | FAC Of the 3 volumes of SAGA I've read so far, I think this one might be my favorite. Okay, that's largely because it featured a writer and I'm a bit partial to them...but I felt that action-wise, it was just especially well done. All of the cliff hangers and plot points that were introduced in volume 2 are now coming into fruition and it's so much fun! Can't wait to get to volume 4! I've written reviews on volumes 1 + 2 as well if you're interested in more in-depth thoughts. WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
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  • Kemper
    January 1, 1970
    Just your typical story about a couple from opposing species of an interstellar war falling in love and having a baby, then fleeing the governments and hired mercenaries of both sides in a wooden rocketship with their ghost babysitter...Three volumes in and so far each one has been 5 stars. I'm pretty sure that has never happened to me before.
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  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
    January 1, 1970
    I think this was my least-favorite so far. While it had its moments, it felt like not a whole lot happened until the end. I think Gwendolyn looks awesome and is bad-ass, but she is also kind of one-dimensional and the jilted lover act is not my favorite. Plus, she doesn't seem very mature, she reacts without thinking. It's just annoying.It felt like not a lot happened on Quietus besides philosophical conversations about war and family. I really like The Will and Lying Cat.The Brand intrigues me. I think this was my least-favorite so far. While it had its moments, it felt like not a whole lot happened until the end. I think Gwendolyn looks awesome and is bad-ass, but she is also kind of one-dimensional and the jilted lover act is not my favorite. Plus, she doesn't seem very mature, she reacts without thinking. It's just annoying.It felt like not a lot happened on Quietus besides philosophical conversations about war and family. I really like The Will and Lying Cat.The Brand intrigues me.I don't really care for the side plot with the two investigative reporters.I'm wondering if the reveal that (view spoiler)[Alana is an undercover spy is true. (hide spoiler)]I think my very favorite scene was when Sophie (Slave Girl) was with Lying Cat talking and says something about her being dirty because of all the things she had done to her and had to do and Lying Cat interrupts her --- "Lying." And Sophie smiles and cuddles Lying Cat. Awwwww.The art on the back with Marko and Alana posing like a bodice ripper cover was great!I hope we get more evolution and growth of the main characters. Hazel is adorable, obviously, but there really weren't too many parts with her either, except as decorating a scene here and there. *shrug*
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Vol. 1 ★★★★Vol. 2 ★★★★This graphic novel made me more emotional than any other graphic novel ever has. This third installment will really pull on your heartstrings, so be prepared to feel all the feels. This graphic novel also deals with some pretty BIG themes: - Being able to love after a loss. - Following your dreams, no matter what.- How important, and memorable, it is to read to young children. - Society's views on the LGBT community, and how much it needs to change. - And most importantly, Vol. 1 ★★★★Vol. 2 ★★★★This graphic novel made me more emotional than any other graphic novel ever has. This third installment will really pull on your heartstrings, so be prepared to feel all the feels. This graphic novel also deals with some pretty BIG themes: - Being able to love after a loss. - Following your dreams, no matter what.- How important, and memorable, it is to read to young children. - Society's views on the LGBT community, and how much it needs to change. - And most importantly, your worth is not dependent on the abuse you have suffered. You can heal and relearn your worth after sexual, physical, and/or mental abuse. This volume was fantastic and, hands down, my favorite so far! I love Marko and Alana so very much, yet, I love Hazel even more. Her voice is perfect, and I love seeing the journey/struggle of her childhood. Sophie is the other shining-light of this series, to me. I can't wait to follow both of these two young girls' journeys for three more volumes. Saga is very quickly becoming the best graphic novel series I've ever read. I'm now going to break down each chapter in this bind up. There will be SPOILERS, so please use caution in continuing if you have not read this graphic-novel, Vol. 1, or Vol. 2! CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Kiara, Marko's mom, is still with our main characters on their tree-ship! She's still mourning the death of her husband at the end of Vol. 2. The ship is on their way to visit Marko and Alana's favorite author, D. Oswald Heist, who lives in a lighthouse. The Will, Gwendolyn, Sophie, and Lying Cat are still searching for Marko and Alana, but the Will is starting to have his doubts, because he is seeing the Stalk. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: We are introduced to two reporters, Lipsher and Doff, who are trying to break the case on Alana's motives. They are poking their noses in anything that resembles a lead on a story, and even visit her step-mom, Even. The tree-ship lands and everyone meets D. Oswald Heist, who ends up being a pretty great guy. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Countess Robot X, Alana's first commanding officer, is interviewed by Lipsher and Doff, and they start to realize this story about Alana might be much bigger than they originally even thought. Sophie stabs the Will, and it doesn't look like he has long to live. The food on the island they were on was making them all hallucinate, and Sophie's hallucination made her stab the Will. Marko and crew have officially bonded with Mr. Heist , and seeing their family fun warmed my heart to no end. CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The story these reporters are piecing together is getting scary, and someone calls to have them get "taken care of". The Will is the first choice, but since he is no longer accepting clients the job gets assigned to the Brand. Alana expresses her love for acting and theater and Marko is very supportive. Then, the Prince Robot IV confrontation we see with Mr. Heist in Vol. 2 comes into play. The Will is still dying, so Gwen decides that Marko is her only chance at saving him, so she rushes to the lighthouse. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Brand meets with the reporters, while Prince Robot IV deals with his sexuality.Mr. Heist dies by the hands of Gwen, and completely broke my heart for Kiara. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Prince Robot IV is a little fried. Gwen confronts Marko and Alana like the crazy bitch that she is, but thankfully Alana and Marko's trust runs much deeper than Gwen expects. We find out the Brand is the Will's sister, and that he named Sophie after her, and I could barely see the last panels because of all my tears. I'm so excited for Vol. 4, because we find out that Marko, Alana, and Hazel have had a few months of calmer happiness, therefore, in the next installment Hazel will be much bigger, and walking! Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch
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  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    First read in April 2014Reread in September 2015Third read in January 2018I found myself wanting to skim read the bits with the journalists.. for some reason I found them so boring, but other than that and the lacking of action that the first two volumes had, I loved it!
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  • Maureen
    January 1, 1970
    This series just keeps getting better it's like I can't NOT rate it a 5(Something I didn't say before tho ESP if you are younger this series has some explicit content so know that going in!)
  • J.L. Sutton
    January 1, 1970
    The wild ride continues with Saga #3 as Alana and Marko, on the run, look both for a safe place for their family and their literary hero, D. Oswald Heist. There’s plenty of character development and quirkiness (which one expects from this series). I’m continuing to enjoy!
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  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    January 1, 1970
    I shall write a review to express the awesomeness spreading from this series pretty soon. Let's say, in the 47,589,478 following days. I think. Also, this : This is amazing. We should take it for a slogan or something.
  • Steph Sinclair
    January 1, 1970
    This just keeps getting better and better. So addicted.
  • Algernon
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars might seem a bit harsh for one of the best adult comics published today, but it reflects my disappointment with how little actual content there was in this third story arc. There simply isn't enough meat on the bare bones of the adventure to justify calling it space opera or even epic. It feels more like a resume, a synopsis of the actual events. I finished it all in a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, and now I have to wait until the end of the year for the next story arc to be Three stars might seem a bit harsh for one of the best adult comics published today, but it reflects my disappointment with how little actual content there was in this third story arc. There simply isn't enough meat on the bare bones of the adventure to justify calling it space opera or even epic. It feels more like a resume, a synopsis of the actual events. I finished it all in a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, and now I have to wait until the end of the year for the next story arc to be completed (I refuse to read monthly installments for the same reason: too little material - just whetting my appetite for more and then leaving me hanging). At this rate the series will take longer than A Song of Ice and Fire to reach the finish line.I think it is fair to say I would not be so disappointed if I didn't actually like what I read. I believe the awards and the praise Saga is receiving are entirely deserved, especially for the artwork of Fiona Staple. The worldbuilding, what little we have seen of it so far, is also excellent. Vaughn manages to insert strong social commentary and anti-war messages in the conversations between characters.As for the third story arc itself: Romeo and Juliet, a.k.a. Marko and Alana, two deserters from opposing armies in the galactic war, are hiding with their newborn daughter in the house of a one-eyed writer (Futurama reference for geeks?). They are pursued by a robot-head Prince, by a bountyhunter with a telepathic cat, by a vengeful ex-girlfriend and, newly introduced here, a couple of scandal journalists. The build up is slow, but the resolution is well handled, closing this particular arc at a good point and promising interesting developments in the future.I saved one quote that I particularly enjoyed, as the writer is reading extremely horrible fairytales to the little girl: All good children's stories are the same: young creature breaks rules, has incredible adventure, then returns home with the knowledge that aforementioned rules are there for a reson.Of course, the actual message to the careful reader is: break the rules as often as you can because who the hell doesn't want to have an adventure.Recommended for very patient readers, willing to invest the time waiting for the next issues.
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  • Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    Re-Read 5/13/18:I cried a little. I just got all choked up. Again.I cannot understand just how attached to these guys I've gotten. All of them. Every single last character. It's like I'm under a spell. A deep, dark spell.And then, to top it all off, EVERY SINGLE PERSON REFERENCED becomes ALIVE and BEAUTIFUL later! I swear, this is only getting better every time I read it. :) The whole thing. Is. Blowing Me Away. :)Original Review:I agree with the goddamned writer on this one. Don't kill your dar Re-Read 5/13/18:I cried a little. I just got all choked up. Again.I cannot understand just how attached to these guys I've gotten. All of them. Every single last character. It's like I'm under a spell. A deep, dark spell.And then, to top it all off, EVERY SINGLE PERSON REFERENCED becomes ALIVE and BEAUTIFUL later! I swear, this is only getting better every time I read it. :) The whole thing. Is. Blowing Me Away. :)Original Review:I agree with the goddamned writer on this one. Don't kill your darlings. Kill off everyone else until all who are left are your most precious ones.Still, I'm going to miss the one whom the narrative left behind. I loved that old bastard.I loved the surprises. I was pretty shocked at the directions they took and can't fault the logic...
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  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series so much, the characters are great and so is the world. Marko is the softest dad in the world, I love him so much. And Alana is such a fucking badass I'm shooked. The art is really beautiful too!This wasn't my favourite volume, but I did like Sophie in this one and the inclusion of a gay couple AND Gwendolyn being bisexual. (but I wasn't jazzed on some homophobic slurs being used eh)Also this cover is literally stunning I stared at it for 10 minutes before whispering, softly, I love this series so much, the characters are great and so is the world. Marko is the softest dad in the world, I love him so much. And Alana is such a fucking badass I'm shooked. The art is really beautiful too!This wasn't my favourite volume, but I did like Sophie in this one and the inclusion of a gay couple AND Gwendolyn being bisexual. (but I wasn't jazzed on some homophobic slurs being used eh)Also this cover is literally stunning I stared at it for 10 minutes before whispering, softly, "exquisite"
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  • Michael Finocchiaro
    January 1, 1970
    The Saga series just gets even better with each volume. This one gives us some new characters, some exciting intrigue and more amazing and tantalising creatures. A must read for fans of graphic novels.
  • Trudi
    January 1, 1970
    Can this series get any better or more exciting, Other Barry? I'm here to tell you it cannot. Up against it, this series makes cyborgs as interesting as watching paint dry. Cyborgs -- watching paint dry -- even the ones with removable vaginas of the lighting up variety. Just the tip, Archer. You want to lose that thing or what?All Archer joking aside (and yes, that was totally for you Mara), Saga is a tremendous graphic novel series that continues to blow my hair back, my skirt up and my socks o Can this series get any better or more exciting, Other Barry? I'm here to tell you it cannot. Up against it, this series makes cyborgs as interesting as watching paint dry. Cyborgs -- watching paint dry -- even the ones with removable vaginas of the lighting up variety. Just the tip, Archer. You want to lose that thing or what?All Archer joking aside (and yes, that was totally for you Mara), Saga is a tremendous graphic novel series that continues to blow my hair back, my skirt up and my socks off. Don't even ask me where I left my vagina, but I'm sure it's gotta be around here somewhere. This third volume of the Saga saga (see what I did there?) continues to up the ante on the crazy and the thrills. What I love about this series the most is that even though every other page contains something I've never seen before anywhere else, it all feels so very sane, and beautiful and universal. This is a space opera dealing with an age old bitter protracted bloody war between two different races. But our heroes Marko and Alana, born to fight each other, raised to hate and want to kill the other, have fallen in love. They have given birth to a mixed race daughter -- Hazel -- our intrepid sometimes narrator, a living symbol of all that is innocent and good. Marko and Alana (and Hazel) act as our sympathetic entry point into this story and the wacked out landscapes and sundry denizens we encounter along the way. Their plight might not be relatable, but the love they share for each other and their family certainly is. The Will may be an assassin extraordinaire with plenty of blood on his hands, but he also has a conscience and a desire to be a good man, kept in line by his lie-detector cat creature (who is even more awesome than the exotic ocelot). I heart Lying Cat, okay? Okay. There's so much to love packed into this story -- the action, the heart, the energy and passion and tongue-in-cheek humor. Always with the humor. Whether it's captured in the text or in the artwork, dynamic sensational duo Vaughan and Staples find the humor existing everywhere in their tale, in the absurd, the poignant, the raunchy and the ironic. It's addictive and cathartic and all I want is more. Just MORE. Of all of it.
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  • Petrik
    January 1, 1970
    Buddy reading this entire series with my favorite Princess CelesteI'm blazing through this series and even though I'm enjoying it, I still don't get why the series is so highly acclaimed. It could be just me but I really wish this books doesn't have any actions at all, the story gets better, characters are explored more but every time there's an action going on the art really made me feel detached. Even though I prefer there's no action, in this book there's a quote "it will be action packed." t Buddy reading this entire series with my favorite Princess CelesteI'm blazing through this series and even though I'm enjoying it, I still don't get why the series is so highly acclaimed. It could be just me but I really wish this books doesn't have any actions at all, the story gets better, characters are explored more but every time there's an action going on the art really made me feel detached. Even though I prefer there's no action, in this book there's a quote "it will be action packed." turns out there's only 2 exchange of shots -_-' that's not action packed at all! I'm not blaming the art in general, only during the actions, it always made me laugh cause it looked kinda awkward. Other than that everything is gorgeous, the world, the characters were well drawn and I love the ending to volume 3. The series is good don't get me wrong, I just wish it's better than this seeing the raving reviews on it. I hope the next book will change my opinion.
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  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    January 1, 1970
    1/2/18 update: I keep thinking about this, and how much I can't wait to read the next one, which made me up my rating to 5 stars aha 26/1/18: I really enjoyed this and read it all in one sitting aha This is the only graphic novel series that I've managed to get interested in, and I have #4 on hold at the library ready to get picked up :D
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  • ✨Brithanie
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I keep forgetting how quickly these go by! I sat down with the intention of reading half now, half later, but I ended up reading the entire thing in one sitting again! ♡
  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    I can't even with this shit.
  • emily
    January 1, 1970
    GOD I LOVE THIS SERIESalso why don't I have volume 4 yet I'm going to go through Saga withdrawal
  • Ronyell
    January 1, 1970
    6 stars! Introduction: YES! I finally got around to reading the third volume in Brian K. Vaughan’s FANTASTIC, AMAZING and UPLIFTING “Saga” series and man was this volume just as exciting and emotional as the previous two volumes (and that is saying something)! What is this story about? After the events of the second volume, Marko, his mother and Alana ended up on the planet Quietus in order to meet the romance author D. Oswald Heist, who was responsible for writing the romance novel that bot 6 stars! Introduction: YES! I finally got around to reading the third volume in Brian K. Vaughan’s FANTASTIC, AMAZING and UPLIFTING “Saga” series and man was this volume just as exciting and emotional as the previous two volumes (and that is saying something)! What is this story about? After the events of the second volume, Marko, his mother and Alana ended up on the planet Quietus in order to meet the romance author D. Oswald Heist, who was responsible for writing the romance novel that both Alana and Marko enjoyed, while inspiring them to become a couple. Unfortunately, the couple is still being pursued by the bounty hunter The Will who now has a new ally in Marko’s ex-fiancé Gwendolyn and the slave girl Sophie that The Will rescued in the previous volumes. Meanwhile, two news reporters are trying to find out more about Alana’s disappearance from her home planet while uncovering secrets about Alana’s past. What I loved about this story: Brian K. Vaughan’s writing: Seriously, how does this series just keep getting better and better? Brian K. Vaughan seriously has the magic touch when it comes to writing this series as the characters just continue to be more interesting as the story goes on and the stakes are raised even higher for both Alana and Marko as they try to escape from the wars of their planets, but their pursuers become even more deadlier than before. Even though this volume does focus on Marko and Alana’s relationship with each other, I loved the fact that this volume focuses even more on The Will’s growing relationship with Gwendolyn and towards Sophie, the little girl. It shows a more human side to the Will and it also shows that Gwendolyn is more than just Marko’s psychotic ex-fiancé! I also loved Alana and Marko’s relationship with D. Oswald Heist as it shows that D. Oswald Heist is quite a wise man who knows that the love shared between Alana and Marko is strong enough to get through any turmoil that is face by the war and I loved the fact that he was supportive of that love. I really loved the way that Brian K. Vaughan established the relationships between the characters as they felt so authentic and I actually felt so much emotion for these characters and the situations that they get involved in.Fiona Staples’ artwork: Fiona Staples’ artwork is as usual, beautifully done as the characters look realistic and the landscapes on the alien planets looked so gorgeous. I loved the way that Fiona Staples drew the scenes of The Will, Gwendolyn and Sophie going on a planet that is full of forests and fields as these scenes are drawn in a lavish way and I loved seeing the relaxed expressions on the characters’ faces whenever they are staying on that planet since it made those scenes much more effective to look at. What made me feel uncomfortable about this story: For those of you who do not like strong language, gory violence and graphic images of sexual situations, this volume does indeed contain some strong language, bloody violence and some images of sexual situations (although surprisingly, it is not as frequent as it was in the previous two volumes). Final Thoughts: Overall, “Saga: Volume Three” is definitely one volume you should pick up! It is full of drama, action, and romance that will satisfy many comic book fans for many years!Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    BookgasmPREACH!I legit love this series, and I cannot stop, nor want to.GIVE ME MOREEEEEEEE! I'm on edge.
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