Saga #1

July 15, 2015

As you know, I am a Christian woman. I review books from a literary, Christian, and, sometimes, parenting perspective.

 

The Saga Series

This was my first time attempting to read a graphic novel. I had seen many people talking about how much they enjoyed reading the “Saga” series and without doing my research, I placed a hold on it at my local library.

I was with my children, so without scanning the book, I checked it out. The librarian said that she loved reading it, so I was a bit excited, although taken back by the cover.

Once I got in the car, my kids and I sat waiting to pick up a pizza and I thought this was the best time for me to scan its contents.

Upon reading the first page, I was taken back by the profanity being used and although I would understand why in the second and third pages, it was inappropriate, from my perspective.

With this understanding, I decided to quickly scan the rest of the book. As I did, I also decided that there was no need for me to read it in its entirety in order for me to review it from my, Christian woman, literary, parenting, perspective.

To be frank, it is, although many have said that they enjoyed it, filled with profane language and nudity.  This is what I would call soft porn.  I didn’t want to bring it home and have one of my children pick it up, so we went back to the library and I returned it.

I would not read it.

I would not recommend anyone else to read it.

I would not let my children (preteens or teenagers) read it.

Who would have guessed that my first graphic novel experience would actually be graphic?  Go figure…

(Perhaps reading the synopsis from various companies online, would have helped me understand what I was getting into.)

Please look below for a brief list of the pros and cons of the book.

Saga Volume One Book Cover Saga Volume One
Saga
Brian K. Vaughan
Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
Image Comics
march 1, 2012
Comic Book
48
GoodReads

"Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war." From Goodreads

Wrap Up

Saga #1

  • 0.1/10
    Content
  • 0.2/10
    Language/Sexual Content
  • 0.1/10
    Christian Worldview
  • 0.1/10
    Readability
  • 0.1/10
    Recommendable

Pros

  • Artwork
  • Vivid Images

Cons

  • Vulgure Language
  • Graphic Sexual Images
  • Unethical Content
  • Encourages Viewing of Pornography
  • Praise of Ungodly Character

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