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Saga

Volume One
Vaughan, Brian K. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"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"--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Vaughan, Brian K.
Title: Saga
Volume one
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson
Summary: "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"--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: Staples, Fiona - Illustrator
Alternate Title: Saga. 1
ISBN: 9781607066019
1607066017
Branch Call Number: GN VAUGHAN 2012
Subject Headings: Parents of racially mixed children Comic books, strips, etc Parents of exceptional children Comic books, strips, etc Interracial marriage Comic books, strips, etc Ethnicity Comic books, strips, etc Imaginary wars and battles Comic books, strips, etc Military deserters Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Topical Term: Parents of racially mixed children
Parents of exceptional children
Interracial marriage
Ethnicity
Imaginary wars and battles
Military deserters
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"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"--P. [4] of cover.

Join the discussion on March 16, 2015. 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.

Definitely for mature readers only, this is acrazy mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, and political fiction, and one of the most original stories I've read in awhile. And Fiona Staples art is gorgeous.


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May 11, 2014
  • Quetzlzacatenango rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An uber-fantasy story that's really fun to read but the absolute best part of this is the expressive and beautiful artwork throughout. Rare to find this colorful and emotional drawings in the whole book rather than reserved for covers. I also love the lettering used and how the narrator's parts are written.

May 04, 2014
  • APellegrini rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful artwork, truly imaginative alien designs. The story reminds me of something straight out of Heavy Metal, but subract T&A and add plot. One of the best new comics I've read in years!

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The universe has declared war on itself and everyone is choosing one of two sides. It all started when the species on a planet tried to conquer a species on its own moon. The destuction knows no end, but amongst the slaughter, within the dismal senselessness of bloodshed, there is a child born. She is the daughter of Alana and Marko, who are supposed to be enemies. Now all three are on the run. Saga: Volume One is the beginning of their story.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/saga_vaughan

Mar 09, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was amazing. Imaginative, fresh, witty, there's really nothing here that you can hate! Marko and Alana, who have met and fallen in love despite being on opposite sides of a war that's gone on so long that worlds and soldiers are contracted out, have a child and the fact that there is a child between the two different parties (and that it was even possible) threatens the goals of both sides.

You meet everyone in this volume. Both sides of the war, the contractors, the freelancers hired to kill the parents and take the baby alive. Everyone leaps off the page and everyone is just so fascinating and have their own motivations and desires. I want to hear more from everyone we've met so far and I'm really liking that we haven't discussed as to why they are at war. Perhaps it's gone on so long that no one really remembers.

Anyway it's well drawn, well written, and if you love sci-fi and/or fantasy you'll love this.

Feb 27, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This story didn't live up to the hype for me. It's definitely interesting, entertaining science fiction but I don't see it to be as groundbreaking as many seem to think it is.

Feb 02, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Powerful, and emotive, this is the melding of Fantasy and Sci-Fi that fans have been waiting for. At the core is the story of a mixed-species family, running from the conflict of their two cultures who cannot accept their union.

Marko and Alana were on separate sides, but while little is known about their pasts at this point, it is clear that they now love each other, and are determined to protect their family. Every bit of writing is used intelligently, delivering at the same time the plot, an atmosphere with emotional impact, as well as creating complex personalities. Even the hunters that chase them have morals and reasons for their actions. Not one character is black or white, and it is certainly this family's past that is their greatest threat. Fortunately some unexpected and unlikely allies help them survive.

Both the written and drawn content is mature, but the creators know the stories boundaries, and always do things with a purpose in mind. Without this focus, the tone could have been radically different. Afterall, these are people we are meant to empathize with; sharing in their joys and hardships. While the majority of the volume is hopeful, there is a sense of foreboding, as it is their daughter Hazel who narrates their tale from somewhere in the future.

For now though, this family's journey has just begun. Theirs is truly a love story that crosses the bridge of "difference", ready to entrance all.

Jan 10, 2014
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man) has created a delightful Romeo & Juliet tale of two young rebels from opposing sides of an intergalactic war who have fallen in love and gotten married. Worse, they have had a baby daughter. Now it seams both sides have put the two on the top of their respective hit lists. Fiona Staples arts is imaginative in creating such a complex universe, with touches from science fiction and fantasy, complex spider-women, winged soldiers, truth-sensing giant cats... it's all tons of fun.

Sep 23, 2013
  • Elpheba rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love absolutely everything about this series so far. The world building is out standing and every single character I really like. I'm really surprised to see some comments about the art not being good. Fiona Staples has become one of my favorite artists after I read these.

Sep 18, 2013
  • marshmellowbrodie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved Y: The Last Man, but it was more a slow burn than Saga which I was hooked on from the first few pages. I know there have been criticisms of the art but I think Fiona Staples' work is great. The facial expressions in particular convey a lot about the characters.

Jul 05, 2013
  • ThomasLove rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Let's be honest, the art is a little empty. The backgrounds often look like Staples ran out of time and only had time enough to detail a single tortoise-o-war among a full battlefield (I'm looking at you Murder Valley segment). Yet these simple drawings do a wonderful job of conveying character's emotions while also leaving our own imaginations to fill in the alien folklore of this sci-fi-fantastic world they've created. My only other gripe is that I want to know more about these characters and their story and I wanted it lightyears ago!

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Aug 25, 2013
  • gcarolan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 21, 2013
  • CCummings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 19, 2014
  • Pantjuice rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A science fiction love story eager to show you worlds and characters who fully breathe within the pages. Strangeness rules in this tale and it is certainly not for those unwilling to simply let go and bathe in the story. Please check it out!

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Jun 19, 2014
  • Pantjuice rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Once upon a time, each of us was somebody's kid

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May 03, 2013
  • BebethMW rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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