One of the most anticipated new comics to come out this month by far is Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. The next in line of Image’s outstanding new releases for its 20th anniversary, Saga is sure to be a book you won’t want to miss out on and is the first new ongoing comic work by Vaughan since the conclusion of his Vertigo classic Y: The Last Man.
Starting with a birth and the line “this is how an idea becomes real” at the top of the page, Saga works largely as a space opera in which two lovers on opposing sides of a war go rogue and try to have a life together. One of the cleverest aspects of the first issue is the identity of the narrator – the child that the couple have together.
Throughout the issue – oversized at 48 pages of content – we are introduced to a galaxy filled with science and magic that Vaughan and Staples are crafting. Cleverly constructed so that the exposition comes between acts in the story, the narration gives the universe a richly developed texture and history that is sure to unfold throughout the series.
This series is already sold out at the distributor level, so it is sure to go fast. Stop by and get your copy today!