Saga is a one of a kind story that can only come from writer Brian K. Vaughan and can only be illustrated by Fiona Staples. This brilliant story follows Marco and Alana, soldiers from opposite sides, who are fleeing a war they want no part of with their newborn daughter, Hazel (who also narrates the story). Along the way, the family gets help from a band of unlikely characters including a ghost girl, a Cyclops writer and their in-laws. If you are looking to start reading comics, Saga is a great place to begin. Vaughan does an excellent job of creating alien science fiction characters while still making them accessible and relatable to the reader. At no point do you stop and think "a tree that's a space ship- that's not believable!" but instead you climb aboard alongside the characters and travel with them. Fiona Staples innovative art manages to capture both the absurd and the beautiful, which only makes the story that much more engaging. Saga is a complex and beautiful story that can reach across the graphic novel divide and speak to any reader who loves a compelling story told with wit, compassion and above all else, love.
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