When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to raise their child in a dangerous world.
New to graphic novels though I am, I found "Saga" to be an absolutely fantastic read.
The art was beautiful, the characters great and the plot intriguing. However, my favourite part was definitely the fact that their daughter is the one narrating the story.
I absolutely flew through these first three instalments – I read them back to back and it took me less than an hour for each. I can’t wait to read the rest.
However, content warning for sex, nudity and violence in these comics. If you’re not comfortable with that, maybe consider giving "Saga" a miss. - Melissa (QBD)
For fans of fantasy space operas! Who am I kidding? Its for everyone. There's the star-crossed love, dashing adventurers, animal sidekicks, and even a bit of royalty.
Saga is a story about a family trying to stay together. Marko and Alana are from two warring races that have been fighting so long nobody knows why they started. They have a child then fall in love (in that order) the child is considered an abomination by both their peoples and they have to flee to avoid being hunted down. While on the run they meet a bounty hunter with a lie detector cat, a ghost who becomes their babysitter, and a prince with amnesia (which may or may not be their fault).
This fantastical story deals with themes of morality, sexuality, race, and wartime conflicts and fallouts. It has great world building and character development where right or wrong really depends on where you're standing. It is honest about life. The gruesome images of childbirth, living on the run, and casualties of war are never romanticised. All of this is wrapped up with some nicely times jokes that reminds us that life is bad but at least its funny sometimes - Rina (QBD)
Saga follows the blossoming relationship of Alanna and Marko,a couple hailing from two sides of a centuries old war, who have just given birth to a cross breed child who is now the target of both sides. While it may sound like a story done half to death, Vaughn's witty dialogue and imaginative world building gives this series a huge edge over the majority of sci fi/fantasy comic books around today - Tyler (QBD)