Monday, January 6, 2014


Volume I &II
Written by:Brian K. Vaughan
Artist:Fiona Staples
Published by: Image Comics

Read if:
1) You love a good Romeo and Juliet story with a ton of weird twists.
2) You possess either wings or horns.
3) You enjoy a good violent and sexually explicit story.


How I found my new love

So I'm standing in front of the new issue section at my local comic book store searching for something to wow me. After picking up about fifteen other titles, scanning through them, then putting them back with a sigh, I picked up Saga. I read the first page, then the second...then the third. I had to stop myself before I read it all there. Before I know it an employee passes by and informs me of that this is becoming an absolute must read. Needless to say, I consumed this series like a madwoman.


The story begins with our two main characters, Alana and Marko. Alana has wings. Marko has horns. Together, they have a baby. Because of this, they are hunted and must run not only for their own lives, but now their daughter's.

Now if that has your attention, here's the back story. There is a war raging through the galaxy. It began between the inhabitants of Landfall, the largest planet in the galaxy, and the inhabitants of Landfall's moon, Wreath. Both sides soon realized that neither of them could destroy the other without throwing off the gravitational pull of the other and consequently destroying themselves as well. Both sides have commissioned the fight to other planets, each taking their side and spreading the war across the galaxy.

Marko, from Wreath, and Alana, from Landfall meet in the midst of all of this, fall in love, and go all Romeo and Juliet. They have a baby, discover they are being tracked down and hunted by both sides. They decide to make their way to the mythical Rocketship Forest to escape the winged primates and the royalty of Landfall (who have television screens as faces and occasionally short out and display hardcore man on man porn) who are chasing them. Yes, yes you did read that correctly. 
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The characters are outlandish and unlike anything you've seen before, but they make the story all the more enjoyable. Later on they even acquire a ghost babysitter for their daughter and fly away in a tree...cause yeah...that's just the kind of story this is; super weird but super enthralling. This quickly became one of my all time favorite series. Read the wordy thing.
Volume I
Volume II

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