Saga

Saga

Volume One

Book - 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"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2012
ISBN: 9781607066019
1607066017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Saga. Volume 1
Saga. 1

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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

Science Fiction on an epic scale, with multiple story lines interwoven around a baby girl who shouldn’t exist. Good for people looking for a hybrid of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

Beatricksy Jul 15, 2017

Yes, please, I would like a lot more of this. Forewarning: it's *very* adult. If it's offensive in ANY way, it's in this series. But the art is gorgeous and full of life. The characters are all scummy, and yet they have complicated pieces going on in their backgrounds to make them compelling (regardless of if you like them or not in the end). The plot is fast and intense and makes me deeply curious about what's coming next. The interjections from Hazel are lovely and add an extra element of curiosity to the panels. The ideas and themes of family, refugees, and culture are fascinating. And I'm a huge, huge sucker for characters with giant ears that can flop down when they're feeling sad or scared, which is covered in spades.

This volume out of the few was way so unpredictable, while I was reading I first thought it was Prince Robert IV; yet however, I later realized the actual name Prince ROBOT IV. The art is very creative and imaginative, the writing was good, the effects were very realistic, I can't even describe these things... totally recommended for those of you nerds like me.

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mikorangester
Mar 28, 2017

Well written. Unfortunately suffering from the monoculture of evil effect. This being the need to portray homosexuality by anal sex. Portray transvestites as being a natural state and not as what it really is.
People that change their gender tend to have suffered atrocity and having their genital cut off by the SKNF vermin. There are others that have been brainwashed into doing so by the same. There may be others that choose to but this is an extremely small minority if it even exists.
It also has this thing about stereotyping children and families.
I gave it 3 stars because of the writing and not anything else.

PimaLib_SierraG Jun 27, 2016

First off, no this graphic-novel is not something you want to throw at younger children. Saga is one of those poor pieces of literature that meets up with a lot of censorship simply because some people think "comics" equal "kids".
Secondly, this is one of the most outrageous, feminist, heat-felt and deeply hitting space adventures you could possible hope to pick up.
Besides having a truly equal and loving bi-racial couple in the lead, the other characters in this series all do their part to add true diversity to the cast.
I highly, highly recommend Saga for its intended audience and I highly suggest parents to trust when their older teens are ready for this incredible story.

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StarLord21
Jun 12, 2016

What a completely original and beautifully done story. Brian K. Vaughan is one the best writers of the modern age.

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cayz
Mar 27, 2016

It's good, but it's more violent and sexually explicit than I expected. As a calibration point, think more the graphic parts of Sandman than , say, that recent run of Young Avengers.

Compelling as all get-out, though: great art and writing. The scene with the liar cat and the ex-slave little girl just broke my heart.

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kalinanavratil
Mar 13, 2016

I didn't get past page 5. The first few pages had swearing and then there were pictures of people having sex. Our library has it in the young adult section. Definitely should be re-labeled. I would not recommend!

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Bill_SDPL
Jan 14, 2016

The wonderfully bright art by Fiona Staples is the star of the show. She is able to render emotion on characters' faces in a way that makes dialogue and explanation unnecessary. Brian K. Vaughn's story will appeal to anyone who likes Science Fiction akin to Star Wars (not to suggest it's necessarily Star Wars-y!), and it's a good starting point for anyone who's ever thought, "Hmm. I'm kinda interested in checking out these graphic novels I've heard so much about."

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bmobaggins
Aug 21, 2015

Great artwork and an engaging and thoughtful story. Well worth the read!

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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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kalinanavratil
Mar 13, 2016

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

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