Yes, I’m playing the Saga card*.
You probably already know you need to read it if you like comics.
If you have never read a comic before, Saga’s a great way to start. Just, uh, be ready for some shocking images.
Here’s the short version: Alana and Marko have a kid, Hazel. She narrates the story, by the way, starting with her own birth. The problem is, they’re from warring sides in a big ol’ intergalactic war, and nobody is happy about them fraternizing. And they’d be furious to know the two of them had a kid together. So they go on the run, and life happens and things get messy.
I’ve talked about a lot of Brian K. Vaughan on here. I’ve loved all of it. This may still be my favorite anyway. And Fiona Staples’s art is clean, imaginative, and beautiful**.
It will punch you in the gut. Mercilessly. And you’ll ask it for more, because you like it.
* I spent my morning baking for a cast party and reading comics to record and ran out of time, okay? It’s been six months; let me take a bye round.
** Yes, even the disgusting stuff somehow.
- Six-issue trades—There are seven of these at present.
- Eighteen-issue hardcovers—There are two of these right now.
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan | Artist: Fiona Staples | Letterer/Designer: Fonografiks | Coordinator: Eric Stephenson