[Volume One]

Vaughan, Brian K.

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
"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"--Cover p. [4].

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. :, Image Comics,, 2012
ISBN: 1607066017
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Va
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Staples, Fiona
Alternate Title: Saga


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Mar 14, 2015

Vaughan has his aliens speaking like American TV characters, which is grating. The character designs for the various villains are outstanding.

Jan 13, 2015
  • Radharc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although the main story isn't necessarily all that original (two soldiers from warring peoples fall in love, have a child and are now on the run), the setting is actually rather intriguing. I wouldn't be surprised if this gets picked-up as a possible TV or film series. Looking forward to getting the remainder of the series in our collection.

Oct 24, 2014

"Saga" seems quite interesting. I can't wait to find the book and read it!

Sep 24, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A young couple on the run in a big, crazy universe. I loved the imaginative alien worlds and landscapes, the unique characters, and, of course, the relationship of star crossed lovers from opposite sides of a war who have to take their newborn daughter on the run. Great visuals and a great story.

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
  • CRRL_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.

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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.

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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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