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Familia. Implica amor, rencor, amistad, rencillas, confianza o traición. Sea cual sea el sentimiento que aflore en toda familia, nadie puede hablar mal de la tuya. Y una cosa queda clara: la lucha por formar una familia no se puede comparar a nada que se haya visto antes, por muchos obstáculos que se pongan en el camino. Aunque uno de esos obstáculos sea una guerra galácti Familia. Implica amor, rencor, amistad, rencillas, confianza o traición. Sea cual sea el sentimiento que aflore en toda familia, nadie puede hablar mal de la tuya. Y una cosa queda clara: la lucha por formar una familia no se puede comparar a nada que se haya visto antes, por muchos obstáculos que se pongan en el camino. Aunque uno de esos obstáculos sea una guerra galáctica sin fin en uno de los mundos más ricos que la ciencia ficción ha provisto. En Saga seguimos la historia de Alana y Marko, una pareja que encuentra el amor entre el caos de la guerra y forma una familia con el nacimiento de su hija. Su objetivo: dejar todo atrás, arriesgando todo lo que tienen en su vida para traer una nueva a este peligroso y antiguo universo. Así empieza una de las odiseas más memorables del noveno arte.


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Familia. Implica amor, rencor, amistad, rencillas, confianza o traición. Sea cual sea el sentimiento que aflore en toda familia, nadie puede hablar mal de la tuya. Y una cosa queda clara: la lucha por formar una familia no se puede comparar a nada que se haya visto antes, por muchos obstáculos que se pongan en el camino. Aunque uno de esos obstáculos sea una guerra galácti Familia. Implica amor, rencor, amistad, rencillas, confianza o traición. Sea cual sea el sentimiento que aflore en toda familia, nadie puede hablar mal de la tuya. Y una cosa queda clara: la lucha por formar una familia no se puede comparar a nada que se haya visto antes, por muchos obstáculos que se pongan en el camino. Aunque uno de esos obstáculos sea una guerra galáctica sin fin en uno de los mundos más ricos que la ciencia ficción ha provisto. En Saga seguimos la historia de Alana y Marko, una pareja que encuentra el amor entre el caos de la guerra y forma una familia con el nacimiento de su hija. Su objetivo: dejar todo atrás, arriesgando todo lo que tienen en su vida para traer una nueva a este peligroso y antiguo universo. Así empieza una de las odiseas más memorables del noveno arte.

30 review for Saga: Capítulo 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    Merciful Buddha, this was so good. It's *so* good I wish I hadn't started reading it so soon. Now I have to wait for the next book to come out. I hate it when I have to wait the next book in a series to come out. Don't you hate it when you have to wait for the next book in a series to come out?

  2. 5 out of 5

    karen

    this question is a reaction to the sight of this: but it could be asked in response to seeing many of the other creatures appearing in this story. it's got unicorn people torsoless sex workers teevee-head people seahorse people and … this the story centers around a second timeless question: why, these two assholes, that's who: these incredibly attractive characters are supposed to hate each other, due to the longstanding war between their respective peoples, but they fall in love in th this question is a reaction to the sight of this: but it could be asked in response to seeing many of the other creatures appearing in this story. it's got unicorn people torsoless sex workers teevee-head people seahorse people and … this the story centers around a second timeless question: why, these two assholes, that's who: these incredibly attractive characters are supposed to hate each other, due to the longstanding war between their respective peoples, but they fall in love in that romantical star-crossed way; a classic tale of 'he's got horns, she's got wings,' and they make a baby together, where all of the grand beauty of childbirth is depicted. and despite how really freaking beautiful they are, their love is considered treason, and the baby an abomination in the eyes of both their people, so the family is forced to flee to the furthest corners of the galaxy, pursued by a number of bounty hunters/assassins and also a lie-detector cat the third question is why did i wait so long to read this? it had been recommended to me a number of times by a number of people, and i'd always kept it in the back of my mind to read "someday," but if i'd known it would be this good, i would have kicked myself in the ass towards it a long time ago. this is a triumph of art, story, and concept, it's funny as hell, and i love the characters - not just our two protagonists, but even those who are in pursuit of them. which results in very conflicted loyalties, but it's one of the strengths of this story - that it's not all black/white, good/evil, or in the words of the book: some monsters are worse than others.. there's great character development and worldbuilding and i'm going to try to pace myself with reading these, so i don't end up with another chew situation on my hands, where i plow through 10 books and then have to endure the agony of waiting for my next fix. (i say that, but i've already read the second one and bought the third, and there's only five so far, so i will likely break this vow) in any event, i'm hooked. marko and alana 4eva! come to my blog!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chaima ✨ شيماء

    i just binge-read five volumes of this comic and came to a very important conclusion: happy? read Saga. sad? read Saga. sick? read Saga. bored? read Saga. broke? read Saga. sleepy? read Saga. missed your bus? read Saga. have homework to do? read Saga. dying from a festering wound? you guessed it....READ SAGA. reading Saga will solve 100% of all your problems. trust me, i am a medical doctor.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily May

    There's an awful lot of crap in the graphic novel world, but it's strangely wonderful little gems like Saga, Vol. 1 that make rummaging through the rest of it feel completely worth the effort. This first volume is a bizarre, imaginative and very funny beginning to what I'm hoping will be a fantastic series. I've read bits here and there of Vaughan's work in the past but this is the first one to make me need to see what else he has in store for us. I honestly have no idea how he comes up with thi There's an awful lot of crap in the graphic novel world, but it's strangely wonderful little gems like Saga, Vol. 1 that make rummaging through the rest of it feel completely worth the effort. This first volume is a bizarre, imaginative and very funny beginning to what I'm hoping will be a fantastic series. I've read bits here and there of Vaughan's work in the past but this is the first one to make me need to see what else he has in store for us. I honestly have no idea how he comes up with this stuff: soldiers turned star-crossed lovers from opposing armies are on the run from both sides with their newborn child. Not so crazy... until you add a bunch of ghosts, a huge cat that can tell when someone is lying, a royal family of robots... and somehow, amazingly, it all works. The main characters - Alana and Marko - make an hilarious and lovable duo that also offer a realistic portrayal of a relationship between two young lovers with a baby they hadn't planned for. They love each other and their baby daughter. They bicker. They support each other. As different as they may first seem from us regular humans, they are also easy to relate to and I was surprised at how quickly I found myself invested in their story. Alana is tough, loves a good dose of sarcasm and snark, and she isn't afraid to say what she thinks or kick some ass if the occasion calls for it. Gentle, well-meaning pacifist Marko is the complete opposite and they balance each other out so well. It's strange how easily Vaughan managed to juggle several subplots in just 160 pages. The story jumps from scene to scene, introducing new characters at every turn but somehow dealing each one out with enough impact to ensure you don't forget who they are when you're redirected to the next exciting subplot. I, for one, am very excited to see what volume two will bring and I may have to check out some of Vaughan's other series in the meantime or I risk going crazy waiting for more. p.s. Isn't this one of the most disturbing things ever? 'Cause I think so.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lola

    Woah. I mean, woah. There are so many things to love about this comic. The plot, the atmosphere, the characters, the action, the magic… those things… oh my. What I’ve seen so far impressed me, grandly, and if it weren’t because I highly wanted to review this book right away, I would be right this moment halfway through the second volume. Goddamn cliffhanger. Loved it. Now, this comic is composed of so many elements that I never dreamed I would one day come to mightily admire, such as monsters, we Woah. I mean, woah. There are so many things to love about this comic. The plot, the atmosphere, the characters, the action, the magic… those things… oh my. What I’ve seen so far impressed me, grandly, and if it weren’t because I highly wanted to review this book right away, I would be right this moment halfway through the second volume. Goddamn cliffhanger. Loved it. Now, this comic is composed of so many elements that I never dreamed I would one day come to mightily admire, such as monsters, weird chimeras/creatures, a futuristic or alternative setting and world and killings everywhere and all the time. It just works. The story follows not only the main characters with their baby but others – such as their pursuers – as well. There’s not a single uninteresting moment. It’s fast-paced, it’s imaginative, creative, amazingly drawn and there’s one hell of a love story inside it! But it’s not only that. It’s not only a love story or one about war and its consequences. I see something big coming, something important. I can feel it, and you’ll feel it too. I’m positive the soldiers, with the help of some allies, will save the world. Oops, huge spoiler if I’m right ;)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Federico DN

    Two species at war across the universe, an unlikely love, and an impossible child. On a distant planet called Cleave, an impossible baby girl is born. Her parents, Marko, a moonie from Wreath, and Alana, a soldier from Landfall. Two different species at war since a long forgotten time, waging war relentlessly through all the vastness of the universe. An unlikely love, the arrival of a beautiful baby daughter, and a prophecy that foretells the death of millions, if not billions. Their respective f Two species at war across the universe, an unlikely love, and an impossible child. On a distant planet called Cleave, an impossible baby girl is born. Her parents, Marko, a moonie from Wreath, and Alana, a soldier from Landfall. Two different species at war since a long forgotten time, waging war relentlessly through all the vastness of the universe. An unlikely love, the arrival of a beautiful baby daughter, and a prophecy that foretells the death of millions, if not billions. Their respective factions start a desperate hunt for them all... and no place in the universe is now safe. There is so much you can take after seeing something pop up so many times on your feed! Entertaining, fun, not a boring moment found. Of course, my experience with comics is somewhat limited. Overall, not exactly a great read, but a fairly enjoyable one. Until next time, ----------------------------------------------- Dos especies en guerra a lo largo del universo, un amor improbable, y una niña imposible. En un distante planeta llamado Cleave, nace una pequeña bebita imposible. Sus padres, Marko, un lunar de Wreath, y Alana, una soldado de Landfall. Dos diferentes especies en guerra desde un tiempo ya largamente olvidado, enfrentados en guerra a lo largo de toda la vastedad del universo. Un amor improbable, la llegada de una hermosa niña bebé, y una profecía que anuncia la muerte de millones, sino billones. Sus respectivas facciones empiezan una caza desesperada... y ahora ningún lugar en el universo ya es seguro. Uno puede aguantar hasta un límite después de ver algo aparecer tantas veces en las actualizaciones. Entretenido, divertido, ni un sólo momento aburrido. Por supuesto, mi experiencia con comics es bastante limitada. En resumen, no una lectura excelente, pero sí una bastante disfrutable. Hasta la próxima,

  7. 4 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️

    5 Awesomely Raunchy Sci-Fi Stars This was only my second graphic novel ever, so obviously I’m no expert; but this was seriously entertaining as fuck and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. I am totally a new fan. Give me more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Dawn

    uhmmmmm YES - I'm in love

  9. 4 out of 5

    Zoë

    This universe looks so cool. I can't stop staring at the characters and the vivid worlds. It's gorgeous. However, the plot itself isn't as unique or fleshed out, and there are quite a few upsetting moments. For example, the unnecessary use of the "r" word. (view spoiler)[Also, using a six-year-old child forced into prostitution as a device to show that our bounty hunter is really a "good guy"? Why??? (hide spoiler)] It is often vulgar with explicit sex scenes, strong language, gore, and violence. This universe looks so cool. I can't stop staring at the characters and the vivid worlds. It's gorgeous. However, the plot itself isn't as unique or fleshed out, and there are quite a few upsetting moments. For example, the unnecessary use of the "r" word. (view spoiler)[Also, using a six-year-old child forced into prostitution as a device to show that our bounty hunter is really a "good guy"? Why??? (hide spoiler)] It is often vulgar with explicit sex scenes, strong language, gore, and violence. So make sure to keep that in mind if you read in public! I see potential in this story to improve and have been recommended these books again and again, so I'm going to continue on.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kemper

    Some of the elements in Saga: 1) Star crossed lovers who were soldiers in opposing armies of an intersteller war who have a baby and are being hunted by both sides. 2) A royal family comprised of humanistic robots with TVs for heads. 3) Magic 4) Ghosts. 5) A bounty hunter with a giant cat that acts as a lie detector. 6) A forest that grows wooden rocketships And that’s just the start. I’m a huge fan of Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina so no surprise that I loved this. What is surprising is just Some of the elements in Saga: 1) Star crossed lovers who were soldiers in opposing armies of an intersteller war who have a baby and are being hunted by both sides. 2) A royal family comprised of humanistic robots with TVs for heads. 3) Magic 4) Ghosts. 5) A bounty hunter with a giant cat that acts as a lie detector. 6) A forest that grows wooden rocketships And that’s just the start. I’m a huge fan of Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina so no surprise that I loved this. What is surprising is just how bat shit crazy he made this story. Yes, Y:TLM was about the sudden deaths of almost every male on earth, and Ex Machina used the idea of a super hero as the mayor of New York right after 9/11, but both of those started with the real world as the baseline and then explored what happened if you introduced a fantastic element to it. Saga has no similar foundation in a recognizable reality, yet once again Vaughan creates familiar and likeable characters that you can’t help but root for. Alana and Marko’s quest to find a safe place to raise their baby is something that anyone can relate to. When they bicker, it reads like real people squabbling. So even though he has horns like a ram and she looks like Rosario Dawson with wings, they could be any young couple trying to protect themselves and their child in desperate circumstances. That the circumstances are like a dream that Neil Gaiman would have while running a high fever and taking too much cold medicine is just the window dressing that make the story so much fun. It’s like a sci-fi fairy tale with a layer of gritty realism to it. It’s also one of the best comics I’ve read recently, and I can’t wait to see how this story plays out.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    So. Saga, right? I was starting to feel like the only person in the universe who hadn't read Vaughan's supposedly fantastic title. But I don't generally go for the weird shit. Especially if they don't wear spandex. And I knew if I hated this, the comic book mafia would be coming for me. I'm a big enough person that I can admit that I was really really a little scared of my fellow nerdlings being disappointed in me. However, unlike my fear of giant soul sucking spiders, this fear turned out to be f So. Saga, right? I was starting to feel like the only person in the universe who hadn't read Vaughan's supposedly fantastic title. But I don't generally go for the weird shit. Especially if they don't wear spandex. And I knew if I hated this, the comic book mafia would be coming for me. I'm a big enough person that I can admit that I was really really a little scared of my fellow nerdlings being disappointed in me. However, unlike my fear of giant soul sucking spiders, this fear turned out to be foolish and unrealistic. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! Would you like to do this to someone who pimps out children? Me too! OMG! We have soooo much in common! And don't even get me started on Alana. She's possibly the most wonderfully realistic woman ever put down on paper. Ever! I could honestly spend the entire review just gushing about how funny this chick was. When it opens, Alana is giving birth to Hazel. BEST birthing scene EVER! "Am I shitting? It feels like I'm shitting!" I was like, OMG! That's me! I said the same thing! (view spoiler)[My husband won't speak of it, but I'm pretty sure I was right. Also, for those of you who haven't given birth, but are planning to in the future? Don't worry. Even crapping on a table won't stop you man from thinking you're sexy. They tend to forget the horror and gore of childbirth within...oh, I'd say about six weeks. Or whenever your doctor clears you for sex. (hide spoiler)] And Marko cutting the umbilical cord? Well, I'm using the word cutting loosely. The plot centers around these two and their infant daughter, as they go on the run from the government that wants them dead. Marko, for escaping a work camp/prison. Alana, for deserting the army. It's a love story! Only...with really insane looking alien species. So, the lovebirds are on the run from bounty hunters and a prince with a tv head. I swear! He has a tv for a head! Anyway, there are a couple of these bounty hunters on their trail, including The Will. He's a slice of awesomeness, but his partner steals the show. Lying Cat. I want one! Who agrees with me? We all need a Lying Cat! This story is just fantastic. If you have kids, it might even be more fantastic for you. It's funny, interesting, action packed, and there were a couple of times I turned the page and went GASP! Good stuff, good stuff. If you're like me and tend to skirt around the weird stuff, don't let that stop you this time. It's just about the most honest, least weird, being married with children story I've ever read. Highly Recommended to Everyone! PS- Giant Thank You to my friend, Mike, for gifting me this book. Sara's right, you're definitely a great guy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Steph Sinclair

    Oh my goodness. I need the next one immediately. Loved the story, artwork and premise. Didn't love some of the language. Review to come. ------- FINALLY READING THIS. \(^o^)/

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more

    5/3/18 - ON SALE for $3.99: https://amzn.to/2JSjHVP Reviewed by: Rabid Reads Before anything else, it must be said that SAGA is the most beautiful and hideous, the most hopeful and fatalistic, the most graphic, and the most adorable thing I have ever read or seen. It is ALL the things. The very first page of the very first chapter sets the tone for the whole series (thus far): You're slapped in the face with the wonder and the ICK of childbirth. Some of you might think the bodily fluids, the word 5/3/18 - ON SALE for $3.99: https://amzn.to/2JSjHVP Reviewed by: Rabid Reads Before anything else, it must be said that SAGA is the most beautiful and hideous, the most hopeful and fatalistic, the most graphic, and the most adorable thing I have ever read or seen. It is ALL the things. The very first page of the very first chapter sets the tone for the whole series (thus far): You're slapped in the face with the wonder and the ICK of childbirth. Some of you might think the bodily fluids, the wordless, guttural shouts that accompany the pushing, and the million other aspects of child labor are part of the miracle, and you're allowed . . . In an abstract way, I'm not sure I disagree. But from an impartial bystander perspective . . . all of that is the opposite side of the bringing-a-new-life-that-you-helped-create-into-the-world coin. It's gross, man. And if that's a juxtaposition you don't think you can appreciate, then I'm going to go ahead and say goodbye until next time. There is nothing for you here. B/c that's what SAGA is: finding the beauty in the ugliness of life. It's overcoming a lifetime of ingrained prejudice only to discover your victory was merely the first hurdle in the journey. It's growing apart b/c life is life, then coming back together in the face of shared tragedy. It's the determination to remain bitter about past slights opening the door to a new path. It is pain and loss and healing and forgiveness, and it's continuing to put one foot in front of the other, b/c more than anything else, you have to keep moving. It's life. With all the accompanying brilliance and horror, and it is masterfully done. I flew through all six collected volumes in an afternoon, and I seriously doubt I'll have the willpower to wait for the next collection before reading the individually released chapters. That's a first in the graphic novel arena, by the way. But I see serial releases in my future, and I'm not even going to try to fight it. Marko and Alana are two soldiers on opposite sides of a war, who, against all odds, fall in love. SAGA is their story, and it's the story of the ripples their love makes in the pond of their universe. There were times I thought my heart would burst with happiness, and there were times that I felt physically ill. Two sides. One coin. Your turn. Highly recommended to mature adults.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Saania Zee Jamal ϟ

    Me at 1 AM: Hmmm, a few pages before bed won't hurt, I'll just read the first chapter for now. Me at 3:30 AM: HOLY MOTHER OF GOD I NEED THE SECOND BOOK AT ONCE (note that this is a school night) (because no biggie) (#noragretz) One word to sum it all up: unfuckingputdownable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    Mind-blowing material! This collected volume features issues #1-6 from the comic book series “Saga”. Creative Team: Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Illustrator: Fiona Staples GOT SAGA? My name is Hazel. -- I started out as an idea, but I ended up something more. -- Not much more, to be honest. It’s not like I grow up to become some great war hero or any sort of all-important savior... -- ...but thanks to these two (her parents), at least I get to grow old. -- Not everybody does. I had heard many positiv Mind-blowing material! This collected volume features issues #1-6 from the comic book series “Saga”. Creative Team: Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Illustrator: Fiona Staples GOT SAGA? My name is Hazel. -- I started out as an idea, but I ended up something more. -- Not much more, to be honest. It’s not like I grow up to become some great war hero or any sort of all-important savior... -- ...but thanks to these two (her parents), at least I get to grow old. -- Not everybody does. I had heard many positive things about Saga and noticing that the title won in Goodreads this year (2015) on its Volume 4, it made to give it a try to this first TPB. WOW!!! And do you know what else? WOW!!! While it’s truly an original product, if I would describe using comparisons (to make you understand what kind of story is), I’d say that Saga is How I met your Mother meets Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Farscape meets Fullmetal Alchemist. Basically because Hazel (daughter of the main characters: Alana & Marko) is a narrator in “her story” since she born while her parents are escaping from authorities from their own each species whom they are at war using sci-fi weapons but also magic, living in a large space community where you can find as wacky as grimm elements there. Imagination in full “fireworks” mode! Anything goes in Saga!!! BREAK A SAGA Despite what you may have heard, good help isn’t all that hard to find... -- ...it’s just hard to find cheap. Alana and Marko were soldier for their own species that lived as “space neighbors”, Alana’s people in Landfall, the “largest world in the galaxy” and Marko’s people in its orbiting moon known as Wreath. The war has been for so many time that nowadays they aren’t battling in their own native areas but moving their battlegrounds to other star systems and worlds. Alana and Marko fell in love and they gave birth to Hazel. A love story that both opposite governments can’t allow to be known by their armies to avoid any chance of those soldier may wonder if still there is a good reason to keep fighting. Both governments send special forces’ teams, allied envoys and freelance bounty hunters. Hazel is wanted alive for scientific interest but her parents are wanted dead. Alana, Marko and now Hazek are stuck in the planet Cleave, and in their daring quest for means to leave the foreign world, they will meet many wonderful, astonishing and lethal characters (merging more than one adjective in different type of combinations resulting in diverse results) in a unpredictable narrative where you never know what will happen next!!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    "This is what I get for marrying a vegetarian! Even the goddamn PLANTS want us dead!" Listen, I understand that this is a media darling. But I find it very hard to enjoy stories/books/comics/tv/movies where the world that is featured and spent time in is a world where it's completely normal to enslave six-year-old girls for prostitution, people talk about murdering other people - children, and infants - as if it ain't no thing, torture, rape, and woman-hating are everyday and commonplace. You could "This is what I get for marrying a vegetarian! Even the goddamn PLANTS want us dead!" Listen, I understand that this is a media darling. But I find it very hard to enjoy stories/books/comics/tv/movies where the world that is featured and spent time in is a world where it's completely normal to enslave six-year-old girls for prostitution, people talk about murdering other people - children, and infants - as if it ain't no thing, torture, rape, and woman-hating are everyday and commonplace. You could say, "Oh, but, Carmen, heroes rise out of this! But of course they are not too heroic, because that is just SO PASSE!" Yeah, I'm not interested. THE GOOD: - It's a beautiful piece of art. - It is funny occasionally. - It is well-written. - It has fun concepts for alien species and alien planets. It's very creative. THE BAD: - Again, a world in which no one bats an eye at raping a 6-year-old slave girl. Not a world I want to spend any length of time in. - It's rather... um. I don't want to say cliché but it's rather cliché. Two people enter into a Romeo-and-Juliet-type relationship... Everyone wants to kill them... their baby represents hope for the future or some shit... People go around saying stuff like, "Listen to my voice, boy. I aim to murder you... right after I murder everything you ever loved,"... A hit man who is supposed to be completely immoral but goes around saving people and protecting people right and left.... I mean, come on. Enjoyable, sure, perhaps, if it wasn't in such a f*&^ing depressing setting. I don't know, I'm just not feeling it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Navessa

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  18. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    How to describe Saga? It's like someone took Firefly, coated it liberally in WTF, and sprinkled a little Quentin Tarantino on top. Yeah, it's some wonderfully messed up stuff. The planet Landfall is at war with one of its moons, known as Wreath. The indigenous people of Landfall seem reliant on technology and sport some nifty little insect-like wings, while the people of Wreath have horns (they may be my favorites as each character in the later issues has horns varying from rhino, to antelope, to How to describe Saga? It's like someone took Firefly, coated it liberally in WTF, and sprinkled a little Quentin Tarantino on top. Yeah, it's some wonderfully messed up stuff. The planet Landfall is at war with one of its moons, known as Wreath. The indigenous people of Landfall seem reliant on technology and sport some nifty little insect-like wings, while the people of Wreath have horns (they may be my favorites as each character in the later issues has horns varying from rhino, to antelope, to ox--you get the idea) and are skilled in the use of magic. The war between these cultures has become an accepted part of life, the hatred of the enemy deeply ingrained in both species. Now enter Marko and Alana, from Wreath and Landfall, respectively, who are ex-soldiers in this war. Defying their cultures, they have fallen in love and the birth of their newborn child, Hazel, has marked them for termination by basically everyone in the universe. Both have known violence and are adept at using it to protect each other and Hazel. On the run from the numerous assassins tracking them, they banter away like a married couple and slowly reveal the history that brought them to this juncture. And now a convenient list of the absurdities that await the Saga reader, so you can gauge whether or not the "WTF" element is for you: --a planet known as Sextillion that specializes in, you guessed it, sex --prostitutes that consist of giant heads teetering on top of Rockette style legs --a forest that actually grows rocketships --a race of robots that have television screens for heads --graphic sex scene featuring the aforementioned robots --a topless assassin who is all woman (sans arms) from the waist up and all arachnid from the waist down --the ghost of a teenage girl who must have suffered a gruesome death as she's nothing but hanging intestines from the waist down; naturally, she tags along as Hazel's "babysitter" --and LYING CAT, my new favorite comic book character is a giant feline sidekick to The Will, one of the assassins contacted about offing Marko and Alana; Lying Cat can detect whether or not others are engaging in a bit of creative truth telling While the base storyline is one we've read before, the execution is unlike anything I've ever read. Vaughan gleefully injects new and intriguing absurdities into the premise and it's really difficult to get a fix on where this sucker is going--but that's part of the great thing. The ride is so much fun that I really don't care. The artwork by Fiona Staples has a raw and edgy quality that suits the storyline perfectly. I've been getting the monthly issues, which have the added benefit of a letters section in which Vaughan responds to reader letters. The results are often hilarious and I find myself looking forward to this section with the same anticipation I look forward to the storyline. Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder and at Shelf Inflicted

  19. 5 out of 5

    ✨ jamieson ✨

    THE ART IS NICE and I really love the characters too this was super great? Full review to come

  20. 5 out of 5

    Roxane

    Compelling characters and world building. Sometimes the dialogue is just... off and offensive but not in a charming way.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Saga is so strange, so beautifully strange. I absolutely love it. I read this first volume straight through and I spent most of the time laughing at the sheer weirdness of the characters and the situations they found themselves in. The strength of the story relies on the sheer energy of the action; it is non-stop and utterly relentless as our two protagonists fight to save their daughter in a world at war. The dialogue is oozing with past mysteries and secrets that are crying to be revealed. I fe Saga is so strange, so beautifully strange. I absolutely love it. I read this first volume straight through and I spent most of the time laughing at the sheer weirdness of the characters and the situations they found themselves in. The strength of the story relies on the sheer energy of the action; it is non-stop and utterly relentless as our two protagonists fight to save their daughter in a world at war. The dialogue is oozing with past mysteries and secrets that are crying to be revealed. I feel like we jump straight into this story, into this universe, that is already firmly established and has been in existence for a long, long time. And for me this is extremely effective. I want more of it, lots more. The thing that really struck me, and perhaps left me a little bewildered, was the relationship between The Will and The Stalk. I mean, how would that even work? On a physical level, she’s half spider; yet they clearly have an intimate past. The mind boggles. The art is also very cool, the colours are superb. At the moment I feel like I’ve just had a glimpse at this world, and I hope that when I do look again it carries the same level of strange excellence.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List OMG! THIS NOVEL IS FREAKING AMAZING! This is one crazy world! You have some crazy peeps up in here and peep things, they is also some great snark :-) Gotta love the snark! So Alana and Marko have a little girl but this is forbidden because they are different and how knows about all of that stupid political stuff with all the rules. But these two didn't follow the rules and had a little girl :-) Then a few minutes after having the baby some freak with an old t MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List OMG! THIS NOVEL IS FREAKING AMAZING! This is one crazy world! You have some crazy peeps up in here and peep things, they is also some great snark :-) Gotta love the snark! So Alana and Marko have a little girl but this is forbidden because they are different and how knows about all of that stupid political stuff with all the rules. But these two didn't follow the rules and had a little girl :-) Then a few minutes after having the baby some freak with an old tv or computer monitor for a head wants to take them to jail. His name is Baron Robot XXIII, yeah.. so anyway. Alan, Marko and the baby miraculously don't get killed and they get a map and try to find a way to get off the planet. They have some problems here and there a long the way. But you know, things like this happen. So onward they go. Oh and this crazy Robot Prince hires some people to try to find them and the baby. Right now he's on the toilet reading a romance novel! Go figure! ↑ You should have seen him and his wife having or trying to have sex, he couldn't perform and stuff. Ewwww! These are the two that are hired to find them. The one called The Stalk is a cray cray looking chic thing! Then you have The Will and he's relatively normal and he has a lying cat.. who can tell if your lying. God, to have one of those right? OMG! There is a unicorn head lady in there too. I can't get a really good picture of her so you will just have to read the book. You should read it anyway because it rocks.. anyhoo.... So this ghost named Izabel decides to help the family get to the ship and off the planet if she can go with them so off they go! They go through some more shite but finally end up on their way :-) Let me leave you with this other freaky image from the book. LOL. The hookers down the road on the left if you want to get your uh FREAK on! Fin.....

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    4? 4.5? I'm not sure what I expected but certainly not this!

  24. 4 out of 5

    ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    What just happened? ❧ ❧ Time for uniformative review #2568 ❧❧ Coolest husband/wife team ever Baby narrative Lying cat Ghost kids Funny This is was I get for marrying a vegetarian! Even the goddam plants want to eat us! Sextillion Cheap romance recs being thrown at me again People with television set heads doing...things ▧ PG-13 version: ▧ X-rated version Sexy freelancer with a heart. Sort of. Tree spaceship So. What just happened? What just happened? ❧ ❧ Time for uniformative review #2568 ❧❧ ① Coolest husband/wife team ever ② Baby narrative ③ Lying cat ④ Ghost kids ⑤ Funny This is was I get for marrying a vegetarian! Even the goddam plants want to eat us! ⑥ Sextillion ⑦ Cheap romance recs being thrown at me again ⑧ People with television set heads doing...things ▧ PG-13 version: ▧ X-rated version ⑨ Sexy freelancer with a heart. Sort of. ⑩ Tree spaceship So. What just happened?

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adam Silvera

    YO YO YO YO. Buying the rest of the series PRONTO. I read this on the subway and was happy when I got lost because it led to an extra 40 minutes of reading time. SO DAMN ADDICTIVE.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Megan Johnson

    When I first picked this up on recommendation from a friend, I was worried that it might be a bit too.... Out there for me. However, I was pleasantly surprised at just how emotion packed and beautiful this really is. The first installment of Saga tells the beginnings of a girl named Hazel. Violence, lack of understanding, and new parents taking on opposition - everything in this read will leave you NEEDING to know what is going to happen next. What did I think?: I'm not a big comic reader but I co When I first picked this up on recommendation from a friend, I was worried that it might be a bit too.... Out there for me. However, I was pleasantly surprised at just how emotion packed and beautiful this really is. The first installment of Saga tells the beginnings of a girl named Hazel. Violence, lack of understanding, and new parents taking on opposition - everything in this read will leave you NEEDING to know what is going to happen next. What did I think?: I'm not a big comic reader but I couldn't put this down. The beautiful images combined with a story that I won't soon forget is going to have me recommending this one for a long time. Who should read it?: I'm starting to think that I might be the last person to pick this up, but if somehow you haven't yet read it, get your hands on a copy and you'll see just why it's become so popular. WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sh3lly

    Sooooo, I finally jumped on the Saga wagon... I have had the first two volumes sitting on my shelf and I was 99.999999999% sure I was gonna love it - and I did! Of course, now I'm saying, "Why did you wait so long?!' and all that. Everybody has already read and reviewed this. People who don't read graphic novels have read this! So, I can't really say much that hasn't already been said. I'll just say that it has a trope I like: the star-crossed lovers. Alana and Marko's peoples have been warring s Sooooo, I finally jumped on the Saga wagon... I have had the first two volumes sitting on my shelf and I was 99.999999999% sure I was gonna love it - and I did! Of course, now I'm saying, "Why did you wait so long?!' and all that. Everybody has already read and reviewed this. People who don't read graphic novels have read this! So, I can't really say much that hasn't already been said. I'll just say that it has a trope I like: the star-crossed lovers. Alana and Marko's peoples have been warring since forever. They end up falling in lurve (rather quickly, ha) and having a widdle bitty cute peanut baby named Hazel. Alana and Marko are pretty bad-ass: So, they've got people after them. This dude with his cat who is a lie detector: And this other chick who is like a spider woman called The Stalk: And in-between these robots having sex who have TV heads and other crazy shizz, they meet up with a babysitter for Hazel named Izabel: It's so much fun! I have read a couple other of Vaughan's series, Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned and Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy. If I'm not mistaken, Staples did some of the illustration for the Runaways and Izabel reminds me of Molly Hayes from that series. Okay, on to volume two! Thumbs up and fangirling and all that.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nat

    I just finished reading this and WOW. Definitely not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it immensely. The artwork is fantastic and I’m really intrigued by the plot. I’ve heard great things about this series, so I’m glad that I finally picked this one up. It was a great quick read. I’m excited to start volume 2 next! 3.5 stars *Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Saga, Volume 1, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission!* Support crea I just finished reading this and WOW. Definitely not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it immensely. The artwork is fantastic and I’m really intrigued by the plot. I’ve heard great things about this series, so I’m glad that I finally picked this one up. It was a great quick read. I’m excited to start volume 2 next! 3.5 stars *Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Saga, Volume 1, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission!* Support creators you love. Buy a Coffee for nat (bookspoils) with http://Ko-fi.com/bookspoils

  29. 5 out of 5

    David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party

    Some people say that graphic novels aren't a legitimate form of great literature...I say that those people have clearly never read Saga! The planet of Landfall is at war with the moon of Wreath, and the conflict has managed to engulf the entire galaxy, with combatants from multiple worlds choosing sides to fight on. In a time filled with hatred and violence, two soldiers from opposite sides manage to find love and solace in each other. After the birth of their infant daughter, Private First Cla Some people say that graphic novels aren't a legitimate form of great literature...I say that those people have clearly never read Saga! The planet of Landfall is at war with the moon of Wreath, and the conflict has managed to engulf the entire galaxy, with combatants from multiple worlds choosing sides to fight on. In a time filled with hatred and violence, two soldiers from opposite sides manage to find love and solace in each other. After the birth of their infant daughter, Private First Class Alana of Landfall and Wreath foot soldier Marko seek to escape the war that has consumed their lives so that their daughter can grow up in peace. Branded as traitors by both sides of the conflict, now the two warring factions have found one thing they can both agree on...Alana and Marko must die!!! Sounds like a really cool concept, right? But as anyone who has read the sublime "Y The Last Man" series already knows, for Brian K Vaughan, a great concept is only the beginning! Right from the opening sequence where the birth of an idea is used as a metaphor for childbirth, I knew I was reading something far more sophisticated than simply "Romeo & Juliet in space"! Vaughan manages to weave in so many other elements so seamlessly, the end result is a beautifully rich and complex mythology. One of my favorite parts of the story is Izabel, a sweet (although occasionally bratty) ghostly teenage girl who tries to help Alana and Marko in their quest for peace. Izabel's perkiness and humor manages to make her one of the most endearing characters in the book...despite her being only a disembodied torso! Of, course, in order for a concept like this to work, the reader has to truly care about the protagonists. Fortunately, Vaughan executes that perfectly, by giving us two compelling characters who we not only want to learn more about, we NEED to know more about them! In some ways, tough Alana is a perfect foil for pacifist Marko. However, both characters exhibit such strength and benevolence that their quest for happiness is important not only to them, but to the audience as well. Through their personalities, compassion, and wit, Alana and Marko truly touch the hearts of anyone lucky enough to be reading about their exploits! But, as this is vintage Vaughan work, not only the protagonists are compelling...even their pursuers are fascinating! The government of Landfall enlists regal Robot IV to track down the fugitives, and in typical Vaughan fashion, the robot often exhibits more humanity than the people he's working for. Another memorable antagonist is the bounty hunter known only as "The Stalk". Enhanced by Fiona Staples' immaculate artwork, The Stalk is one of the creepiest villains I've seen in a long time. But by far my favorite of the pursuers is the freelancer known as "The Will". Although he purports to only possess the ethics his clients pay him to have, The Will soon finds himself suffering a personal crisis where his own nobility shines through. Indeed, there are times that I actually found myself rooting FOR the villain, even though I'm well aware The Will's ultimate goal is the destruction of our heroes! Honestly, I could gush on and on for hours about all the parts of the book I loved, but to reveal too much would be a disservice to anyone who hasn't read it yet. Many of the plot twists are better experienced firsthand. So, instead, I'll just leave you with the assurance that I can honestly say I enjoyed every single page of this graphic novel! A vast, sweeping epic tale, "Saga" is very aptly named!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dan Schwent

    Marko and Alana, soldiers from opposite sides of an interplanetary war, have a child together and go on the run. Hilarity and awesomeness ensue. Yeah, I'm really late to the party on this but Saga is pretty fucking great. It's part space opera, part relationship drama, with lots of laughs and inventive aliens thrown into the mix. Tired of the same old aliens? How about aliens with TVs for heads, aliens with horns, aliens with wings, and humanoid alien spiders? There's also magic and spacecraft ma Marko and Alana, soldiers from opposite sides of an interplanetary war, have a child together and go on the run. Hilarity and awesomeness ensue. Yeah, I'm really late to the party on this but Saga is pretty fucking great. It's part space opera, part relationship drama, with lots of laughs and inventive aliens thrown into the mix. Tired of the same old aliens? How about aliens with TVs for heads, aliens with horns, aliens with wings, and humanoid alien spiders? There's also magic and spacecraft made out of wood. The characters are quite relateable despite their alien origins. Who doesn't get stressed out taking care of a newborn? Even the foes are three dimensional and somewhat likeable. The Stalk and The Will weren't just asshole bounty hunters and were quite well rounded. If the later volumes are as good as the first, Saga is going to go down as one of my favorite comic series of all time. 4.5 out of five stars.

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