Image Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for a sneak peek of A Distant Soil #42, Bushido #5, Five Ghosts #6, Mice Templar IV – Legend #8, Prophet #40, Saga #15, Sex #8, and Witchblade #170.
Image Comics is thrilled to congratulate the creators of comic books who received 18 nominations in nine categories for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards, which were announced by Comic-Con International on April 16.
Or – “Sacrifice and Loss…”
Saga has quickly turned into the most gripping book on the stands, month after month, but this issue promises to up the stakes considerably. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
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.
Saga has received accolades for both its story and artwork, and rightfully so. This month’s issue puts the focus on the bounty hunter known as The Will, hired to hunt down our main characters. Does this shift work for the book? Major Spoilers has your review.
According to Deadline, the long awaited live action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man is getting closer to production, now that a director has been found.
Or – “Holiday Week Means I Get The Pick Of The Litter…”
Every week, when new comics ship, I leap forth to choose those that I’d like to review. Some are easy (nobody ever wants to cover ‘The Amazing Adventures Of Turnip-Man,’ so that one’s always mine) but good luck getting the jump on a review of an issue of Atomic Robo, Invincible or Amazing Spider-Man around these parts. Though I’m surprised to find Saga unclaimed in this week’s comic haul, I’m not complaining, as every issue of this book so far has been utterly brilliant. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
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!
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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Brian K. Vaughan’s original, fantasy-punk series has been having it’s praises sung across the internet and beyond! Bringing a truly unique blend of fantasy, science fiction, and war epic, Saga, has been one of the most refreshing ongoing series in the past year. Does the newest issue live up to its legacy? Find out after the jump!
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!
More After the Jump
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.