Saga

Saga

Volume One

Graphic Novel - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2012
ISBN: 9781607066019
1607066017
Branch Call Number: GN SAGA V.1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Staples, Fiona - Illustrator

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This series has everything. Family, space travel, terrorism, sex, and parenting tips.


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wh1sk3ry
Mar 29, 2019

Esperanto : Language of the Wreath citizens (or Moonies). you’ll need to find the translations manually.

sclibrary_hlutke Feb 27, 2019

Stop what you're doing. You need to pick up this modern, hilariously witty, and heart-breaking retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet. When you consume all available volumes in a week (like yours truly), you can join me in the corner to have a good cry.

OPL_ErinD Jan 13, 2019

As a self-proclaimed fan of Brian K. Vaughan there is little excuse as to why it it has taken me 7 years to get started on this series. By the end of the first volume, I was totally hooked. Truly weird and beautifully drawn, I can't wait to devour the rest of Saga.

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LaNomada01
Dec 20, 2018

This was my first foray into comics, outside of Manga/Manwha, that really helped revitalize my love of reading and art. An amazing saga, not only in name. This book must be read. Warning there is especially some NSFW content in this comic (in case the breastfeeding mother on the cover was not enough of a warning

Hazel, the main characters voice, becomes your own as you follow along with this tale. From the very beginning - the very first panel of a winged woman giving birth - you find yourself pulled into this world. Falling in love with it's characters and the wonderful artwork of Fiona Staples is easy to do, leaving the world and not becoming addicted is Not.

Another warning - a line from this mentions 'kill your darlings'; deaths in this series are 'forever' deaths. There is no superhero type revival - no matter how hard you wish for it.

This beautifully illustrated adult graphic novel follows a husband and wife Marko and Alana from long-warring extraterrestrial races. On the run from authorities on both sides of a galactic war, the protagonists, with their newborn daughter in tow, must do anything they can to keep their young family alive. As a fan of Brian K Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man series, I was excited to hear of this new series. The collaboration with Fiona Staples yielded a truly amazing visual experience while still holding onto Vaughan’s sometimes dry, but always present, humorous, action packed style. Filled with colourful characters, hilarious dialogue, and fantastic action scenes, this graphic novel keeps the reader gripped from start to finish. (Submitted by Chelsea).

RyanR_KCMO Nov 14, 2018

I fell behind on getting caught up with Saga. I am rereading them from the beginning. I am reminded how amazing and perfect and whimsical and spanning this world feels. Basically Romeo and Juliet meets Star Wars on a modern, sexy, and violent stage.

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merialatorre
Jun 30, 2018

I love this series. The artwork is amazing, and I love how strong the female character is. It's definitely a story about star-crossed lovers/two people who shouldn't be together, but against all odds, they somehow end up together on a crazy adventure. If you enjoy sci-fi and fantasy, you'll enjoy this.

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ncorbeil
Jun 21, 2018

A great mature-audience sci-fi series with strong characters, huge monsters, and even bigger conflict that make it a pleasure to read.

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danomcd
Jun 06, 2018

Sort of the standard storyline of two lovers that aren't allowed to be in love but I really did like how strong they made the female character out to be. Also some pretty cool side line characters like the free lance mercenaries.

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juliamlaser
May 21, 2018

I absolutely LOVED reading this- I stayed up way past my bedtime looking at the pictures & reading every word. This is the first comic I've read since I was a kid, and now I'm on hold for the rest of the series. Can't wait to read them all. (also, my husband is super in to them as well!)

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Zim42
Dec 09, 2017

Violence: There's pretty standard fighting for action-based sci-fi as well as some gore, though the gore isn't constant or especially intense. However, there is CSA/sexual violence against a child that it would've helped to know in advance to prepare for that mentally and emotionally. It's not explicitly shown; things are said to and about the child. Their situation is also shown and discussed.

mvkramer Aug 14, 2016

Sexual Content: In this volume, a character visits Sextillion - a crazy brothel planet. So, yeah. Lots of sexual content.

mvkramer Aug 14, 2016

Violence: This series does not shy away from gore.

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kalinanavratil
Mar 13, 2016

Sexual Content: Nudity. Shows naked breasts and an alien species having sex doggy style and more

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It's about a story of an adventure where Hazel and her parents went through obstacles in her first few weeks of life leading up to the greatest potential.

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Pantjuice
Jun 19, 2014

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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Pantjuice
Jun 19, 2014

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

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