Things definitely do start to come together. From Alana’s story from Countess Robot X, to Alana and Marko having some time of peace after running for so long, to Will making his decision on continuing the hunt for them. It was a matter of time before these stories starting connecting and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. You remember that they aren’t safe and that no one place can really be called home at this time.
It’s the bonds and familial times that Brian focuses on which makes this a story you feel very comfortable investing your time with. Not to say that things are that peaceful, but everything said between Alana, Marko, his mother and Eames is natural seeing how close they’ve become.. Nun Tuj Nun really made that moment feel special up to the very end, seeing how the older ones really are as cunning as they seem, making you smile when you know you probably should not. Aside from this it’s an enlightening issue that addresses the fact that they are all fugitives, and need to think of their future knowing that it won’t be easy. The perspectives on that specifically are what gives this depth knowing that they all have had different experiences which influence their mindset concerning that topic.
From the gorgeous painted cover all the way through the last page, you feel how Fiona Staples brings this story to life. The drama, subtlety, everything that would engage you in a tale that other fantasy epics have not. The facial expressions accompany Vaughan’s subtle dialogue perfectly.
Saga #15 really plays with your emotions in a good way. Nothing is really as it seems, and your reaction won’t be the same after the revelation of what actually goes on in the end. The very end of this issue being very shocking for Will considering that he can’t have it both ways, and even then, he might have either choice. Great cliffhanger and one which may change things in a big way for Will’s story, which in turn may have a big impact on everyone else.