- Full Description
An epic space opera/fantasy comic book series. Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series. The entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. 1,400 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning SAGA co-creator Fiona Staples. "The kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream book." - Entertainment Weekly. "A little bit Romeo & Juliet and a lot Star Wars." - USA Today.
Condensed from Wikipedia: Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars and is based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts a husband and wife, Alana and Marko, from long-warring extraterrestrial races, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their daughter, Hazel, who is born in the beginning of the series and who occasionally narrates the series as an unseen adult.
The comic was described in solicitations as "Star Wars meets Game of Thrones", and by critics as evocative of both science fiction and fantasy epics such as The Lord of the Rings and classic works like Romeo and Juliet. It is Vaughan's first creator-owned work to be published through Image Comics, and is the first time he employs narration in his comics writing. Vaughan indicated that the entire series will span 108 issues.
The first issue of Saga was published on March 14, 2012, to positive reviews and a sold-out first printing. It was published in trade paperback form in October 2012. It has also been a consistent sales success, with its collected editions outselling those of The Walking Dead, another successful Image comic.
The series has been met with wide critical acclaim, and is one of the most celebrated comics being published in the United States. It has also garnered numerous awards, including twelve Eisner and seventeen Harvey Awards between 2013 and 2017. The first trade paperback collection won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. It has also been noted for its diverse portrayal of ethnicity, sexuality and gender social roles, and for its treatment of war.
"Mischievous, vulgar, and gloriously inventive." -Time Magazine
"May it run for 1,000 issues." - Rolling Stone Magazine
"Staples and Vaughn, like L. Frank Baum or J.R.R. Tolkien, have brought to life a fantasy world so fully that nothing, no matter how incredible, seems out of place for a second." - Library Journal
"Vaughn's whip-snap dialogue is as smart, cutting, and well timed as ever, and his characters are both familiar enough to acclimate easily to deep enough to stay interested in as their relationships bend, break, and mend." - Booklist
- Additional Information
Item Code SAGA01 Publisher Image Comics Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781534313460 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 1400pg Color Full Color
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