Title: Saga, Vol.1
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Format: Graphic Novel
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Content Warnings: language, sex, nudity, violence, human trafficking (including children)
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 bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, 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.
Collecting: Saga 1-6
This series has been highly recommended to me. I bought the first volume at a comic convention a few years ago, but I didn’t get around to reading it until recently. I wish I had not waited so long!
I always love a good tale of a galaxy-wide, interplanetary war. This story focuses on a couple of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the conflict who just want a place to raise their newborn child in peace. However, both sides want to eradicate this family of deserters.
Surprisingly, this story is narrated by Hazel, the infant, making me wonder when she is actually telling this story and increasing suspense about the future in later volumes.
This story is strange, bizarre, and compelling. The worldbuilding is very well done, blending science fiction and fantasy elements, and I look forward to exploring more parts of the galaxy in future installments. We also meet several side characters, and I am curious about how their storylines will intersect.
I cannot emphasize enough that this is for ADULTS. There is a lot of mature content, including explicit language and illustrations, some of which made me feel uncomfortable considering the comic format. Still, this story is fascinating, and I look forward to continuing this series.