This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew sits down to take a look at Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s Saga.

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.

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

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4 Comments

  1. Sean
    September 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Hi! I love the excessive, but so far internally-consistent, weirdness of Saga so far (I’ve read up through issue #4, so it may have taken a nose-dive after that). A related story:

    A teacher-friend showed me a drawing one of her students had done of her. It was a happy face with hair and a pair of legs. She proceeded to describe how this drawing, while sweet, gave her insight into the developmental delays the child exhibits. I then pulled out my phone and showed her Saga #4 page 1, “Welcome to Sextillion.”

    Which gave her insight into the development delays I exhibit.

  2. Sean
    September 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    Really looking forward to this show and review. Please do THE UNDERWATER WELDER sometime in the future.

  3. Steven Bauer
    September 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    Hmm, I will be very interested in the MSP Crew’s opinions on Saga… I hadn’t realized that there had been enough issues out that it’s already got a trade out. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book.

  4. September 11, 2012 at 8:20 am — Reply

    I’ve been enjoying Saga, but something I noticed is that Saga’s story beats and art composition remind me a lot more of an adventure manga than other American comics. Take that how you will. (It might just be the robot prince, who reminds me of similar TV screen headed characters in Air Gear and FLCL.) Staples’ art is gorgeous throughout, with very strong character designs. I’ve been a fan of Brian K. Vaughn’s work since Runaways and I’m enjoying the tale so far. I’m curious to see how long he will string the absent narrator device along. It works so far in the first arc, but I could see it getting tiresome. I liked the quirk of all freelancers taking a name patterned “The Something”. It’s good to build a brand for yourself when you’re out taking bounties. Overall, A- would read again. Beautiful art, solid plot, interesting characters, and could lead to exciting places.

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