Saga Volume 1

Contribution by Fiona Staples
by Brian K Vaughan

Image Comics | October 23, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Saga Volume 1 is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: October 23, 2012

Publisher: Image Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607066017

ISBN - 13: 9781607066019

Found in: Graphic Novels

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE ART! THE STORY! You can tell a lot of heart was put into this novel. I don't read too many graphic novels but the art immediately got my attention and then I began to read. The first page got me - BIG TIME and when you read it you'll know what I'm talking about. I definitely cared about the characters quickly especially after that first scene. This came highly recommended and according to the sellers my only regret after purchasing this would be that I didn't get volume 2 and 3 right away. True- so true. For those of you who don't want to read a cutesy, flowery story with vapid characters but crave grit, passion, and amazing visuals Saga MUST have a spot in your library.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a saga! I'm speechless at just how brilliant Saga is. Actually, as the Lying Cat will say, "Lying." I texted my friend this as I embarked on my own Saga saga: "I had to share it with someone. FRIGGIN LOVIN SAGA!" It revolves around Marko and Alana as star-crossed lovers from rival races of horns and wings, in pursuit by their own people and hired help as they grapple with the harsh realities of war and the challenges as young parents to a newborn. A gripping plot that unfolds organically; an imaginative world melding fantasy and science fiction like no other; unique characters that make you sigh, laugh, and grow with them; a conscious narrative voice that is Hazel, daughter to our Romeo
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An epic Sci-Fi Opera/Fantasy series I bought this the moment I saw the art. The world Vaughan has created is rich, three dimensional, and edgy. This graphic novel is frequently described as "A Game of Thrones crossed with Star Wars" and it's not far off. The plot develops quickly, a bit too quickly in my opinion. I appreciate a bit of down time in the graphic novels I read - it gives the characters a chance to become introspective, and allows you to really get in their head and get attached to them. I do resonate with the characters, but I feel that the plots pace is somewhat detrimental to the work. Over all, Fiona Staples does a great job with the art and Vaughan has created an unrivaled world. Together, the two really help each other shine. The originality of every character, planet, etc is unparalleled.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Reason for Reading: I'm finding myself more pulled towards sci-fi than fantasy in my graphic novel reading and this sounded both fresh and involved. Love, love, love this book. An incredible story. One that is intricate, involves many levels, plots, characters and yet it all centres around the two main characters, an interspecies couple who has wed and born a child together. Their species have been at war with each other for what may as well have been forever and yet these two are unique examples of "people" not defined by species alone. Taking the race card one step further into species we see the same old bigotry being played out on a grander scheme as one species believes it is of an higher order than an other. What I particularly love at this point is how incredibly life affirming the context is. Having children is not exactly something encourage in this society, especially girls, but this couple affirms their love by having a child and later on in the book another (different species) couple find out they are pregnant and the issue is brought up whether the husband is happy, and won't mind even if it is a girl. He responds positively. The sex trade involving children is examined and the most unlikely of characters becomes a little girl's rescuer and advocate. I love the two main characters, they are both upright people and yet their personalities and morals are different, sometimes clashing. For warning, the book does include coarse language, not every page but frequent enough. I found it acceptable for the characters using it. There is full frontal nudity of both sexes, even though they aren't all "human", yet I was pleased that these scenes were at least between married couples. The art is stupendous. This is my first introduction to Fiona Staples but I will be watching for her name in future. Her drawings are realistic and she brings humanity to her non-human subjects as well as presenting simply stunning panels. Her character's facial expressions are able to say so much more than words ever could. A brilliant new series, that I am anxious to follow up with.
Date published: 2013-01-07

– More About This Product –

Saga Volume 1

Contribution by Fiona Staples
by Brian K Vaughan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: October 23, 2012

Publisher: Image Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607066017

ISBN - 13: 9781607066019

From the Publisher

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

About the Author

Brian K. Vaughan, New York Times bestselling author, was born in 1976. He is a comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga. Vaughan was aslo a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost. He is currently the showrunner and executive producer of the TV series Under the Dome.
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