CBF Quick Picks #124 : Saga #6
There’s no stopping this juggernaut that is Saga. Issue #6 wraps up the first arc as our protagonists finally reach the Rocketship Forest, only to find out that they’ve got more trouble than they bargained for. The story is ripe with sub-plots and intriguing characters – some of which I’d definitely be interested in reading spin-offs of if Brian K/ Vaughan ever chose to do them. And Fiona Staples once again continues to blow my mind with her vivid detail. The two-month wait until the next arc will be painful, but worth it to see Staples continue to bring the goods.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman #12 sneaked out of the corner and surprised everybody with its last page and where this arc is going next. Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang are knocking it out of the park with the continuing Greek god family saga that now incorporates a Jack Kirby creation that makes absolute sense in this new continuity.
And lastly, we get a return to form with Batwoman #12. Having J.H. Williams III back on art duty certainly helped and it goes to show that when he’s on point, he’s one of the best artists on the market. Wonder Woman guest starring also helped this issue and the team-up to come will keep me reading.