Last month readers were confused when the latest series from Image, SEX, was not available for download from leading digital comic provider comiXology’s iOS app. It eventually came out that Apple had banned the sale of the comic due to its sexual nature and the tech giant is back at it this week by banning Saga #12 from Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Stapes. Take the jump to read what the writer had to say in response.
Saga is the tale of Alana and Marko, two lovers from warring worlds—Landfall and its moon, Wreath. They are joined by their baby, Hazel, who narrates their journeys through a war torn galaxy. It is a Romeo and Juliet space opera, filled with unique characters and fascinating scenery. The series blends elements of science fiction and fantasy, with a hint of politics and humanism. After nine issues, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue to captivate readers with their enormous creativity and understanding of human nature.
After taking a small break to release the first trade and recharge their batteries for the newest arc, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are back with a new issue of Saga! The series was much loved on the Major Spoilers Podcast, it’s been much loved on the internet, and it’s been much loved in my heart, so let’s get right into this advanced review of Saga #7!
The new comic on the block, Saga, has fans raving about how wonderful this series is with every issue. Will issue four hold up to the standard set by the previous three? Take the jump and find out!
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Brian K. Vaughan’s newest epic, Saga, has started off strong. With war torn alien lovers and their daughter being chased down by the government they defected from, where can we go from here?
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast the crew takes a look at the third volume of Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man.
August 23, 2011
Y: The Last Man Volume 03
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr.
Y: THE LAST MAN is the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth.
Now, the entire critically acclaimed Y: THE LAST MAN saga written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a series of oversized, hardcover editions. In this third volume, Yorick’s unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring. Plus, Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann ship out across the Pacific to Japan in pursuit of Yorick’s stolen monkey Ampersand, whose innards may hold the key to mankind’s future
Join in on the discussion by ordering the book here Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3 (Deluxe Edition)
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While we heard about it at the San Diego Comic Con, Image Comics sent over the official press release regarding Brian K. Vaughan’s return to comics.
Image Comics and Brian K. Vaughan announced the writer is returning to comics with a new ongoing monthly series for the publisher. Saga will be a mature-reader book with art by Fiona Staples.
In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew chats up Captain America, ponder who is to be the next Batgirl, take a look at olde tyme lingerie, slip back to the days when Earth fell apart, marvel at young tykes with super powers, and discuss Vertigo’s Y: The Last Man Volume 1 Deluxe hardcover by Brian K. Vaughan.
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In the zone this week:Â Super-types hopped up on goofballs!Â Parkerâ€™s kid gets the axe!Â Contests contests contests!Â The ghost of Doctor Wertham rears itâ€™s ugly head!Â Creatures from the sea!Â Peace officers from Neopolis! Â Treasures from the DC Vaults. Mitchell Hundred gets our vote!Â Plus: In the fields the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turningâ€¦ OH LORD YEAH!Â Itâ€™s Formula 44, so turn your head and cough, â€˜cause the Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!
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Word out of H’wood this morning has Bryan K. Vaughan’s Runaways getting the treatment for the big screen. This makes perfect sense as the first series was pretty much self contained from the rest of the M616 making it a tale that can be told without needing appearances by Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr. Sam Jackson, etc.
The good news is Vaughan is penning the adaptation, but the bad news is the film is in pre-production hell with Ant Man as Marvel Studios has yet to announce a start of production or release date. If Marvel wanted to get as much money from the tweeners as possible, they’d ramp this production up quickly and get a team movie out before the Avengers so the company can test the waters, and to rub it in the face of DC/Warner Bros. who have yet to get Justice League out of the starting gate.
So the question is, “Who would you cast in the roles of the Runaways?”
If you haven’t heard of The Escapist, that’s okay, he isn’t a real superhero. Or is he? In the fictional novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, the two protagonists create a comic hero during the Golden Age of comics as a way to escape from their past, but in the process, author Michael Chabon created a character that would transcend the novel form and actually make it to the comic pages.