Saga, Volume 1

Saga, Volume 1

by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

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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. 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. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make. Collects SAGA #1-6

Series Description

Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607067238
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication date: 10/10/2012
Series: Brian K. Vaughan's Saga Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 169
Sales rank: 167,580
File size: 53 MB
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Age Range: 17 Years

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Saga, Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Saga, Volume 1 is a collection of the first six stories in the Saga series. Brian K. Vaughan’s brilliant storytelling, backed up by the bold artistry of Fiona Staples, offers adult readers an entertaining and impressive graphic novel. As the drama unfolds, Vaughan’s fans will come to appreciate the depth of the plot and the well-rounded characters that take us on a journey bursting with unexpected twists and outcomes. Alana and Marko’s story feels like it could have been adapted from a hardcore, science-fiction version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Alana and Marko are each from the opposing sides in an outrageous war that’s expanded across the universe. Saga opens with the birth of their mixed-breed daughter; with wings from her mother and horns from her father. Aside from the opening scenes, the story is already taking a direction that show how far from ordinary it’ll be. The narration sounds like it might be a third person omniscient point of view from someone with no ties to the main characters, but in reality, the narration is that of someone who is right in the middle of all the action. Hazel tells us the story of her birth and guides readers through the history of Alana and Marko’s world. It was quite a surprise to recognize who the speaker is, but she bridges the story’s subplots together so that the end result is smooth and tinged with chilling forewarning. An enormous reason why Saga drags you in and keeps you reading is because Vaughan creates a versatile dialogue. The dialogue captures each character’s personality well, whether they fall along the lines of sarcastic, hateful, or pleasant. The illustrations were drawn with no limits so you never know what you might see next, but even Staples captures the danger, the tense moments, and character reactions impeccably. The characters’ body language is very well in sync with their thoughts that sometimes you may not even need thought bubbles to get the sense of their next move. Saga is a story strictly written with an adult audience in mind. The language, the nude scenes and how the violence is depicted do not make for a story suitable for teens and younger. I thought the violence was slightly icky because you actually see the effect of someone being struck and afterwards when they’re fatally injured, but it didn’t completely turn me off from the story itself. I wouldn’t recommend Saga to the more reserved readers or those who are relatively squeamish. Saga continues soon in Saga #7, and I’m so eager to see what awaits Alana and Marko. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have created a dynamic series that will definitely come as a surprise and entertaining treat to readers! *eGalley provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since I stumbled upon this graphic novel, I've been absolutely in love with it. The art style caught my eye before anything, but after I bought it I realized the story is just as good. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes both scifi and folklore.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Brian K. Vaughan has long been my favorite comics writer. I was overjoyed to find out he was returning to comics with Saga. Then I wondered if I was building it up too much in my head and was expecting too much. Well, after reading the first collection of Saga I realize it doesn’t matter what I think, BKV is amazing. Saga is pure unfettered imagination. A truly original idea book that can literally go anywhere. He creates a world(s) that is easy to understand by frighteningly odd. This was a such a strange book, but in a good way. Fiona Staples does a phenomenal job of crafting a weirdly beautiful world of aliens, robots, and so much more. Overall, this is a fantastic book in which one of the best writers in the world is just letting loose. Great book!
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19269684 More than 1 year ago
Whenever a graphic novel starts out on another planet, showing a woman giving birth, you know it's going to be busy! I found Saga through Instagram and I'm so glad I did! It's a fast paced read, with EXCELLENT graphics and a story that's focused while bringing various elements into the fold. I love Alana and Marko already. They're likable and cool, because their in a- Oh, I don't know... an interplanetary relationship? They're born of warring planets, yet there's something that convinced them they need to be together. That didn't stop them from falling in love and marrying- and conceiving a child. Picture Told through the memories of their unnamed daughter, the story takes you on an adventure of a couple on the run, and many groups wanting to see them dead, to possess their special child. For all the volume reviews of Saga: Saga, Volumes 1-6 Brian Vaughan Illustrated by Fiona Staples Image Publishing
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
After seeing this graphic novel everywhere I was finally able to find a copy here in my hometown and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. One word that comes to mind when thinking about this book is WEIRD! So very weird but good weird, fantastic weird, marvelously weird! We encounter the main characters when they are about to become parents and those first illustrations definitely set the mood for the rest of the volume. The story is compelling and the illustrations are graphic, raw and beautiful. I hope I find the next volume soon.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I been hearing good things about this series. This volume is really good. From the characters and story, this was quite the read and looking forward to reading more.
Lufbra More than 1 year ago
I have often wondered why there wasn't more Sci-fi/fantasy books in the graphic novel world- well, this book certainly fills that void. This first volume has all the elements in place for a good sci-fi novel. A never ending inter-galactic war, space travel, memorable characters and themes that touch on Shakespeare, oppressive government and elitism. This series holds a lot of promise.
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Funny, entertaining and equalist!!
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mjm101 More than 1 year ago
The Saga world is weird and creepy and beautiful and painful, and I loved all of it. Amazing writing, storytelling, and art. I've already ordered vol. 2.
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WellReadGiant More than 1 year ago
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples make a great team. With great story and excellent artwork, Saga Vol 1 has everything you'd look for in a graphic novel.
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