Saga Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan Review!


Title: Saga, Volume 1
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
Release Date:  October 23rd 2012 
Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★


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. 

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. 

This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make."

Collects Saga issues #1-6.

My Review: 

As I continue my exploration and growing love for the comic book/graphic novel genre, I picked up a graphic novel that's been on my tbr pile for a while, Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples.

Saga was absolutely amazing. I discovered Brian K. Vaughan through the Runways series, which is one of my favorite comics and Saga doesn't disappoint. The illustration and just imagination and creativity of the story and the universe that was created is magical and you gotta love when you can just feel the writer and artist having fun and truly enjoy bringing a story to life.

Alana and Marko are two star-crossed lovers trying to survive during a war where everyone from all sides of the galaxy wants them killed with their daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the story. It's a loose narration since there's other storylines going on outside of Alana and Marko but Hazel provides past tense snippets and thoughts to the story.

The illustration is absolutely beautiful. There's so much detail with the characters and the landscape shots as well which is something that tends to get lost in comics with blank faces and blurry lines and Staples has this ethereal, almost glossy aspect to her work which is breathtaking to look like.

Go check this out! It's a lot of fun and just solid art and storytelling. What more do you want?

As always, check out my review for the other installments in the series: 
Volume Two  (Issues 7-12)

Have you read Saga? What are your thoughts? 

-Amanda Leon
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  1. Hi,
    I just discoverd your blogpost and i love it!
    I recently became a comic books fan and i just finished reading Saga v1 (also Deadly Class and y: the last man, i really enjoyed)
    My question is: where do you buy your comic books?
    I bought Saga online via
    I live in The Netherlands, so online shopping is a miracle but the shippingcosts are always a problem for me.
    Do you have any recommandations?
    Love, Eline

    1. Hi, I'm glad you're enjoying the site! I buy most of my comics at my local comic book shop in the city.

      You can try searching in your local area if they have comic shops or bookstores that sell comics but if you can't find anything around you, is a Dutch site, so you could try there.

      Best of luck! xo Amanda