Saga, Volume 1-4 (2012-14)
by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples
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 world. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.
Graphic Novel Review
Saga is wildly imaginative, with fantastic characters and a fast-paced, anything can happen story. I absolutely adored it, and binge read the series (so far) as quickly as possible, rereading each volume just to absorb how much happens. Alana and Marco are adorably in love, and just as adorably clueless as new parents doing the best they can.
But Saga goes deeper than having great main characters. The bounty hunters, lying cat, robot royalty, disapproving parents, and jilted ex-fiances on their trail are just as interesting. Every character has an interesting story, and more layers to them than are usually given to oppositional forces. I want to know everything about everyone, and go deep into this world.
The world is a fascinating blend of science fiction and fantasy. One side of the war features horned soldiers who wield powerful magic and ancient rituals. The other, winged soldiers who rely on advanced tech, heavy weaponry, and hired robot soldiers. Both sides make use of Freelance mercenaries, who defy the laws of both sides but will get the job done for a price. The result is a story world where anything can happen. Every page contains a new surprise.
Saga is a mature comic for adult readers only. There’s LOTS of sex, nudity, and violence. If you can handle the explicitness though, it’s also one of the best comics I’ve ever read. And I can’t wait for the next volume.
Recommended for fans of:
* Mature comics for mature readers
* Limitless imagination and beautiful art
* Scifi fantasy blends, where anything is possible
Read for the 2015 Eisner challenge
2015 Eisner Nominee: Best Continuing Series