Saga : Book 1, Hardback Book
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)

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"It's easy to run out of accolades for this superb series...The dialogue is smart, arch and always rings true, and the visuals, rendered digitally, are alluring and inventive.

The Stalk, an eight-eyed, eight-limbed female bounty hunter, remains a creepy favorite." -The New York Times At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Hugo Award-winning Saga is finally on its way!

Collecting the first three trade paperbacks (issues #1-18) of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how Saga is really made.

Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks!

Written by Eisner Award-winning "Best Writer" Brian K.

Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning "Best Artist" Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40) Saga is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war.

Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation. Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods.

Revel in the opulence of this over-sized hardback! Revel in it! Collects issues 1 through 11.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 504 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781632150783

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Review by
4

Interesting story, great mix of characters, good writing, and great illustrations.

Review by
4.5

Consequential and character-driven. It was nice to read these as a collected volume. Definitely explores themes that are unique for the medium.

Review by
5

Epic does not begin to describe this story. Rarely have I empathized so fully with virtually every character in a story, both protagonists and antagonists. I feel emotionally invested in them in a way that is hard to describe. I take no pleasure when the different sides come into conflict. Perhaps the story is making me into a pacifist, too, someone who really just wants to see everyone get along. I am avidly awaiting the next collection.

Review by
5

Just an absolute blast. I could go on and on about the joys of this book - what's another thing I haven't mentioned yet... the scrawled narration, in a different font? the humor? the heartwrenching violence? - but let it suffice that they are all just freakin' great. It's a big ol' sci-fi adventure, written with joy and imagination. Just what the doctor ordered.<br/>Of course with a title like Saga, we have to realize that we're going in for the long haul. The first issue came out in March 2012; it's now December 2014. I know, I know, I could pick up the individual comics themselves in order to stay in the world of the story... and who knows, I might do it. Come back and get the big book(s) later on down the road. <br/>And for the first time in a very long time with a serialized story, I'm tempted to do it. The breadth of this story is breathtaking and in the two hours it took me to burn through the entire collection (seriously), I was as giddy as a kid watching The Empire Strikes Back - or, frankly, as a 25-year-old watching Guardians. Goodness but I want to live in this wild, lurid, crazy, beautiful world that Vaughan and Staples have created. It is that cool.<br/><br/><br/>Full review TK.

Review by
5

Just an absolute blast. I could go on and on about the joys of this book - what's another thing I haven't mentioned yet... the scrawled narration, in a different font? the humor? the heartwrenching violence? - but let it suffice that they are all just freakin' great. It's a big ol' sci-fi adventure, written with joy and imagination. Just what the doctor ordered.<br/>Of course with a title like Saga, we have to realize that we're going in for the long haul. The first issue came out in March 2012; it's now December 2014. I know, I know, I could pick up the individual comics themselves in order to stay in the world of the story... and who knows, I might do it. Come back and get the big book(s) later on down the road. <br/>And for the first time in a very long time with a serialized story, I'm tempted to do it. The breadth of this story is breathtaking and in the two hours it took me to burn through the entire collection (seriously), I was as giddy as a kid watching The Empire Strikes Back - or, frankly, as a 25-year-old watching Guardians. Goodness but I want to live in this wild, lurid, crazy, beautiful world that Vaughan and Staples have created. It is that cool.<br/><br/><br/>Full review TK.

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