Brian K. VaughanIllustrator:
Fiona StaplesTarget Audience:
Currently on hiatus; available through Image Comicscontent warning: Saga
covers a lot of subject matter that may not jive with you. I've marked the whole list under spoilers--
Post-war trauma, war violence and murder, domestic abuse, drug addiction, pregnancy loss/surgical abortion, transphobia, homophobia, child sex trafficking, explicit sex scenes*, varying degrees of nudity from casual to sexual
and there's an auto-fellating dragon in here somewhere. Just a head's up.
*I need to stress with the utmost importance that there are no sex scenes involving a child.
All sex scenes currently shown in Saga are between consenting adults.
If you haven't read Saga, you've probably heard of it. If you haven't heard of it, the laconic version is this:
Saga chronicles the struggles of one family in a galaxy that holds everything against them. Because when you're from opposing sides of the longest running war, no one wants to see enemies "get along," let alone have a loving union or a wanted child.
I don't care for Brian K. Vaughan's earlier work, but Saga
is something I really enjoy reading. Since the story is currently on pause, I reread the whole series so far, and it's pretty solid. The best way I can describe its appeal to me is that, despite all the intergalactic politics and conflict going on in the universe, the story really is about families--ones made from unexpected bonds, bound by blood or adoption, and throughout all the joy and the tragedy, they still lean on one another to get to the next stop in their journey for a peaceful life.
I mean, unless you're The Will. Then you've got a long road to walk alone, buddy.
And it's difficult to keep this post so compact because I'm only showing you the more ordinary looking designs. We got robots with TV heads, at least one cyclops, a seal-man with a walrus steed, bug people, mammal people, centaurs, two-headed persons, a giant sphynx cat--so many different walks of life in this comic, and I adore the amount of care Fiona Staples puts into each idea. It's a real treat to see them on the page.
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