Graphic Novel Review | Saga Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Series: Saga Vol. 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Page count: 160
Genre: Fantasy | Sci-Fi 
Age bracket: Adult
Source: Purchased

This is how an idea becomes real.

From Goodreads:
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."

Collects Saga issues #1-6
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Marko and Alana are on the run. Having fled her post as Private First Class to elope with Marko, a rival soldier and former prisoner in Landfall's detention center, Alana is now classed as a deserter and a wanted woman. With the addition of a newborn baby to their family, all Alana and Marko want is to find peace away from the galactic war that is raging between their respective rivalling planets of Landfall and its moon, Wreath, that is taking place on the planet Cleave.

With bounties on their heads and a reward for whoever captures their baby girl unharmed, the couple must outrun wickedly skilled Freelancers as well as their own people.

Did I just find my new favourite graphic novel?

After seeing just the cover artwork alone, I think I knew that I was bound to fall in love with Saga. Have you seen the artwork? If you haven't, then take a look at it in beautiful high-quality. Stunning, right? Well, the rest of the graphic novel is like that; simply beautiful work. Everything is vibrant and the colouring is gorgeous and just ugh, YES, I live for artwork like this.

Another thing I love : the characters. Never have I come across such sassy characters in a graphic novel; they're wonderful. Alana is gloriously sarcastic and comes across as being a badass - but you can tell that deep down she's a total softie when it comes to Marko and Hazel. And she has wings. Then there's Marko who wants to put his violent past behind him but would, if it came to down to it, kill for his family. Oh, Marko. I mean, just look at that face. 
I want my own Marko.
Then we've got numerous side-characters who are just as awesome. I can't even put into words how intrigued I am by Prince Robot IV. Like, WHAT ARE YOU??? There are so many weird and wacky creatures in Saga .. it's crazy and I love all these unique, diverse things. I want a Lying Cat, yes, I do.

After that ending, I'm so glad I've already purchased the next three volumes; I can't wait to read more, and hopefully I will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed Volume 1!

Now, I'd like to point out that this is definitely for mature readers. There's violence and sex galore. So, if you're not comfortable with - or not of an age for graphic content.. you've been warned.

From my very first day, I was pursued by men.
All of them tried to hurt me, but only one managed to break my heart.


  1. I loved, loved, loved Saga ! It's full of great characters and original worldbuilding, and so much humor !

  2. I love this sooo much! Great review on your part, it is absolutely amazing.

    I'm a new follower to your blog now !

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

  3. I'm at Barnes & Noble right now looking at reviews for this series. Really want to get it and I think you just sold me on it! Thanks for this awesome kickbutt review :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz


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