Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K Vaughan

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Not – repeat, NOT – for the kiddos. There’s swearing and violence and some graphic sex. But for grown-ups, it’s got a lot of elements that I think would make it appealing to fans of sci-fi/fantasy. (In particular, I’m getting a Whedon-esque vibe from it, although I can’t put my finger on exactly why.)
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Synopsis

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
 

About Brian K Vaughan

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Brian K. Vaughan is an American comic writer and the creator of such acclaimed series as Runaways for Marvel, Y: The Last Man for Vertigo, and Ex Machina for Wildstorm. Brian K. Vaughan sometimes moonlights as a writer-producer on television shows like LOST and Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME. He is currently writing his interstellar creator-owned title Saga for Image Comics. Fiona Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Saga.
 
Published October 10, 2012 by Image Comics. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Saga, Vol. 1
All: 9 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Feb 11 2017

This is a completely addictive, human story that will leave readers desperately awaiting the next volume.

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Fantasy Literature

Good
on Feb 11 2017

If there are only a few current comics you keep up with, SAGA should be one of them. At the moment, I’ll give it 4 1/2 stars because I don’t know where it’s going yet and how, or if, it will all come together. But I can see this comic easily turning into a five-star series by the time it ends.

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OneMetal

Good
on Feb 11 2017

If you read Y or Ex Machina, you’re probably already reading Saga. If you’re not, even if you’re not normally a comics reader, you should remedy that soon.

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Fyrefly's Book Blog

Good
on May 29 2013

Not – repeat, NOT – for the kiddos. There’s swearing and violence and some graphic sex. But for grown-ups, it’s got a lot of elements that I think would make it appealing to fans of sci-fi/fantasy. (In particular, I’m getting a Whedon-esque vibe from it, although I can’t put my finger on exactly why.)

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Addicted 2 Heroines

Excellent
Reviewed by Cat on Jun 16 2013

Saga is a series that is definitely deserving of all the hype. But I must warn you, graphic language and strong sexual content appear throughout the story. If that's not an issue for you and you're a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and epic storytelling, then Saga is a must-read.

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Civilian Reader

Good
Reviewed by Stefan Fergus on Jan 01 2013

I tend to prefer my comics a little more “normal”, but Saga is delightful in its own, twisted way. It is a heartwarming tale of family and survival, and one I am very much hooked on.

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Good
Reviewed by Chris Beveridge on Feb 27 2013

The two of them have a great bit of banter between them, a strange kind of honesty and realness amid all this unusual and difficult to decipher at times material. They anchor it in a huge way and it really does make the book such a very fun read throughout.

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Bookhound

Good
on Jul 20 2013

What seems like a simple story is intricately woven. If I was following this story through the monthly issues instead of picking up the graphic novel installments, I’d be freaked. But getting the graphic novels helps satiate the need to know what’s gonna happen next by getting a bigger piece of the pie all at one time.

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Above average
Reviewed by fantaffx on Nov 08 2012

I ended up enjoying Saga Vol. 1 and recommend it to anyone old enough to handle the mature content it puts forth, but only if you want something that will draw you in for the long haul.

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