At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Hugo Award-winning Saga is finally on its way!
Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how Saga is really made. Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks!
Written by Eisner Award-winning "Best Writer" Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning "Best Artist" Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40) Saga is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation.
Collects the first three trade paperbacks of Saga
Earlier this year, Humble Bundle released an Image Comics bundle. ( If you haven’t checked out Humble Bundle before, you should. It’s an amazing company doing amazing things. ) I had been in the mood to start reading some Graphic Novels – Something different. The bundle included some titles such as ‘Invincible‘, ‘Chew‘, ‘East of West‘ and more. (Image Comics, in case you didn’t know, is the publisher for ‘The Walking Dead‘ by Robert Kirkman.)
Looking through, Saga caught my attention because of the artwork on the front of the two books available in the bundle. It was absolutely stunning, and the characters on the front had me extremely curious about what was inside. I read through both in a day and wanted more. It was my first serious Graphic Novel I started and the first I fell in love with hard.
When I went to Chapters/Indigo yesterday, they had all hardcover books 30% off! ( YAY! ) When I walked in, I saw it on the shelf and knew I had to take advantage of the sale and get it ASAP. It was absolutely amazing to finally get my hands on this, I am still full of excitement!
I don’t want to give too much away from the on-going story but here is what Goodreads has to say about the series on their site:
‘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.’
I can’t put into words how amazing, wonderful and glorious the artwork for this series is. Fiona Staples is a fantastic artist, who has also worked on such things as Archie, Mystery Society, North 40 and more. Not to mention she is a fellow Canadian! She did the amazing cover of the book, which features Hazel breastfeeding. The detail in the eyes, and the entire book is marvelous. I love it all so much.
When Image released the photo of the Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 on their Facebook page, I saw a lot of people commenting about how the book has a baby breastfeeding on the front and sexualizing the photo. It blew my mind how closed-minded some people can be. There is nothing wrong, and never will be, with a mother breastfeeding in real life, or on a book.
The story is amazing, the art makes it what it is. I was hoping deep down inside, that someday this would be a movie. However, I read tonight that the creator has been quoted as saying that the point of starting Saga was “to do absolutely everything I couldn’t do in a movie or a TV show. I’m really happy with it just being a comic.”
I look forward to reading more amazing Comics from Image, and I look forward to more beautiful hardcover Deluxe editions, with super sexy artwork on the front. If you haven’t checked out Saga, you should. I will put the links down below to where you can find it.
Tell me what some of your favorite comics/graphic novels are down below in the comments. I am always looking for new ones to check out and fall in love with.