I heart it: Saga


Saga is a new comic series by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and artist Fiona Staples. It is filled with space, adventure, romance, sex, family, and political warfare.

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. – COMIXOLOGY

I love this series. I, personally, purchase it in trade format. I started off with singles, but I got so frustrated just wanting the story to continue that I found this to be the best solution for my reading-binge personality. Alana is a rough-around-the-edges Landfallian soldier and Marko is a Wreath prisoner of war (a soldier turned pacifist). The two make a connection over a romance novel that preaches peace and start a love affair. Though they are from two different worlds, their love and the birth of their daughter, Hazel has brought them together as a family. Now they are on the run from both of their respective governments and the hired assassins, The Will and The Stalk, that are out to get them. There are many other people tasked with the capture/killing of this small family, and only a handful out there willing to help them.

The characters are so well written and vibrant in this ongoing series by Image, and you get to love and hate them all in their own ways. I love and hate Alana and Marko, I hate and love the assasins. I kinda just hate Prince Robot IV, but I think there might be more to him (I haven’t read since the last trade came out, no spoilers!)

If you love sci-fi, fantasy, real drama of trying to figure out being a parent and a spouse mixed in with the fictional wars between the powers that be, and a bit of show-biz, then you will really enjoy this smash hit of a comic series.

Sidenote: My favorite character is Lying Cat.



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  1. So I want to read these. Do you have them? Either way, I think we need to make a book swap date. I know I have some things you wanted to borrow, and you have some things I’d like to read too, and I miss your face. 🙂


  2. I picked this one up a while ago, but the first issue didn’t grab me. I may have to try it again, now that there’s more to read. 🙂


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