Saga Volume 1 (Saga (Comic Series)) (Paperback)

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Even if they have never before read a comic book, fans of both fantasy
and science fiction owe it to themselves to check out Brian K. Vaughan’s
Saga. Brought to life by the beautiful and highly detailed artwork of
co-creator Fiona Staples, this series feels like the holy matrimony
between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, but with a slick and sexy
attitude that is perfectly tailored for the likes of HBO. The story
follows Marko and Alana, lovers from two different planets at war with
each other, as they flee the opposing forces which threaten their very
union - as well as the life of their newborn daughter. It is this family
drama that lies at the heart of this ambitious series, though the sheer
amount of imagination surrounding the premise is staggering enough to
serve as an equally notable focal point. Vaughn and Staples' clever
execution of narration at times displays cohesiveness between art and
text that is nothing short of an aesthetic triumph. A word of warning;
though thematically this title is as magical as any children's fantasy,
its content is VERY adult, and is not at all intended for kids. However,
if you don’t mind some rather graphic adult situations and language
with your sci-fi and fantasy, then this is definitely the book for you!

— Chris and Patrick

Even if they have never before read a comic book, fans of both fantasy and science fiction owe it to themselves to check out Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga. Brought to life by the beautiful and highly detailed artwork of co-creator Fiona Staples, this series feels like the holy matrimony between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, but with a slick and sexy attitude that is perfectly tailored for the likes of HBO. The story follows Marko and Alana, lovers from two different planets at war with each other, as they flee the opposing forces which threaten their very union - as well as the life of their newborn daughter. It is this family drama that lies at the heart of this ambitious series, though the sheer amount of imagination surrounding the premise is staggering enough to serve as an equally notable focal point. Vaughn and Staples' clever execution of narration at times displays cohesiveness between art and text that is nothing short of an aesthetic triumph. A word of warning; though thematically this title is as magical as any children's fantasy, its content is VERY adult, and is not at all intended for kids. However, if you don’t mind some rather graphic adult situations and language with your sci-fi and fantasy, then this is definitely the book for you!

— From Chris' Picks

Brian K. Vaughan is that dude! Now we loved Y: The Last Man, but Saga may be his best work yet. The series is a straight up space opera about a family that is caught between both sides of a racially motivated intergalactic war. The series is funny, insightful, and brimming with badassery. Whether the heroes, villains, or mercenaries in between, Vaughan’s characters are damn compelling. Embedded in all the space ships, ray guns, magic, ghosts, and swords is an adult story about family, and what we are willing to do for those we love. Fiona Staples’ striking imagery, attention to detail, and just all around incredible artwork make Saga just as much a joy to look at as it is to read. If you haven’t started Saga yet, catch up. You’re missing out.

— From Eddy's Picks

Description


  • Winner of the 2013 Hugo award for Best Graphic Story
  • When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.
  • This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make."
  • Voted one of the top graphic novels of the year by the NYT, IGN, the Examiner, and SF Weekly. Voted Best Comic of the year by MTV Geek and Best New Series by Paradox Comics. Voted a finalist in the GoodReads Best GN of 2012 contest.
  • Named one of Time Magazine's top 10 graphic novels for 2013



Product Details
ISBN: 9781607066019
ISBN-10: 1607066017
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Saga (Comic Series)