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Saga, Volume 1

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by Brian K. Vaughan
     
 

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  • 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
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  • 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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Eisner-winner Vaughan (Y the Last Man) teams up with veteran illustrator Staples (North 40) in the epic, galaxy-spanning war story of a star-crossed couple protecting their infant daughter. The story opens with the narrator’s birth, in the middle of a machine shop on a war-torn planet. Her parents, Alana, a winged soldier from the planet Landfall, and Marko, a horned former prisoner of war from Landfall’s moon, have been on the run from both of their militaries. Betrayed, the family is almost murdered just as it forms; sheer luck gives Marko, Alana, and their daughter a chance to brave the wilds and make their way into the galaxy. Vaughan’s witty dialogue is laced with universal commonalities—the sharp fingernails of babies, burping techniques, love—that ground the alien nature of the characters and heighten the sense that the war between planet and moon and the hatred between enemies is tragically pointless. Staples’s character designs are fantastic—even the weirdest aliens reveal human emotion—and her two-page spreads, whether of battle or of tree-grown rocket ships, are glorious. This is a completely addictive, human story that will leave readers desperately awaiting the next volume. For mature readers. (Oct.)
Library Journal
03/01/2015
Alana and Marko are two soldiers from opposite sides of a galactic war who fall in love and go on the run in this first volume of an ongoing series. While the book works as a poignant love story and an indictment of prejudice, trippy visuals and clever dialog make this Romeo and Juliet space opera a lot of fun as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607066019
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
Brian K. Vaughan's Saga Series, #1
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,390
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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