The series is heavily influenced by star wars and is based on ideas vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. The sentinels left on the twist reveal of lynn kyle as the mysterious figure who had appeared in various issues. I could keep on gushing but that would take time away from you reading this brilliant series. Saga of the swamp thing ebook written by alan moore. Unfortunately, the series went on extended hiatus when it reached its. It depicts a husband and wife, alana and marko, from. The comic was the first piece of robotech fiction to be produced since 1998. The dark phoenix saga is an extended xmen storyline in the fictional marvel comics universe, focusing on jean grey and the phoenix force. While vaughan will be the star power that attracts readers, doitall artist staples is going to. When lying cat is sucked into space when the will finally tracks down our heroes, it goes on a gleeful spiel about how shes okay with civilian casualties, as long as the objective is completed. See more ideas about saga, saga comic and image comics.
Image comics is a united states comic book publisher founded in 1992 by highprofile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish creatorowned properties. Saga should not only be on your monthly pull list but also on the top ten selling list every month. The series is heavily influenced by star wars, and based on ideas vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. Saga is one of those comics that proves the value of the medium, if such a thing is actually needed. Years later, prelude to the shadow chronicles would begin where it had left off. Before watchmen, alan moore made his debut in the u. Nov 25, 2014 telling the story of a family escaping an interplanetary war, saga is an ongoing comic book series, released monthly by image comics. Saga comic creators announce series length, new compendium. Saga is an epic space operafantasy comic book series written by brian k. Vaughn, whose runaways comic has now been adapted into a hulu series, doesnt see his science fiction epic getting a similar treatment any time this decade. The creative team helps ew process the latest issue and explains why they need a break. This is a complete list of every robotech comic ever published, placed in order of release date.
Vaughan and fiona staples comic series saga reached its twelfth issue and along the way cemented itself as one of the most vibrant serialized stories on comic shelves in recent. Even though images popular saga comic is currently on hiatus, there was some recent news about the book. Vaughan reveals how many issues he and artist fiona. Saga in 2012, and its very cool to see that much story all in one volume.
The graphic novel, was reprinted in four trade paperback collections published by wildstorm in 20022003. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read saga of the swamp thing. Far off in space, the large planet of landfall is populated by people sporting slightly functional. With what happens in the latest issue again, being vague its. The series was set before the events of the tv series, and primarily focused on roy fokker and the development of the vf1 valkyrie, basing itself heavily in the continuity of flashback stories such as a rainy night. Vaughns saga whore hoping for an adaption may have to keep wishing for quite awhile longer. Vaughan and fiona staples scififantasy comicbook series saga is exactly where vaughan expected their space drama to be at this point in the story.
With modernday issues explored against a backdrop of horror, swamp things stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social. Its always been clear to me that the medium of comics has the potential to create fantastic works of art as a natural combination. Vaughan and fiona staples described as romeo and juliet meets star wars meets game. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. In the last five years, theres been no comic book series that debuted to higher praise or prolonged fanfare than brian k. Nov 21, 2017 still, it might be best for saga to stay completely on the page and not venture out in a liveaction, or even animated, adaption.
It has won a hugo award, a british fantasy award, and multiple eisner and harvey awards. With modernday issues explored against a backdrop of horror, the swamp thing stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. I just stepped into a comic book shop for the first time in a long while to pick up the first issue of saga. Working out from home with prodigal son star tom payne. Jun 20, 2012 saga should not only be on your monthly pull list but also on the top ten selling list every month. Apr 17, 2020 saga is an ongoing series and space opera from brian k. Saga entered hiatus in the middle of last year after issue 54, which dealt with a gamechanging evolution of the series dynamic while vaughan and staples took a pause to reflect, recharge, and. Cue the very last page, where marko, alana, hazel, and klara are all in the very same house as heist and iv, and have been there for a week.
Let this handy yuletide guide show you the best image comics to snatch this holiday season. Vaughan and fiona stapless epic, dizzyingly original space opera published by image comics. The hardcover collection of the first 18 issues, in stores today, is not just one of the standout comic books of the last decade. Vaughan is the writer and cocreator of comicbook series including saga, paper girls, y the last man, runaways, and most. Vaughan and artist fiona staples, published monthly by image comics. Issue 12 is an entire issue dedicated to prince robot iv interrogating author d. It was the first series released since prelude to the shadow chronicles seven. Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. Despite the fact that hollywood does seem to be catching up and taking notice of the prolific comic book writer, vaughn. Apr 10, 2012 saga of the swamp thing ebook written by alan moore.
December 7, 2018 do you need some help buying for others or dont know what to ask santa for. With modernday issues explored against a backdrop of horror, swamp things stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. The series is heavily influenced by star wars and is based on ideas vaughan. Its bestknown series include spawn, savage dragon, witchblade, the darkness, invincible, and the walking dead. Saga is one of the most difficult comic series to appraise, at least for me, because of its notoriety, genredefiance, and shortcomings yes it has those. Saga is one of the most acclaimed comic book series currently coming out of image comics. Sophie, the will and a few other characters appear to be human, but neither the word human nor the planet earth are ever mentioned antihero. The saga of the swamp thing is a comic about how a lab accident gone wrong has caused a man to become a swamp monster, his body has become weeds, but his soul still lives in the weeds. Vaughan and fiona stapless epic, dizzyingly original space opera published by. See the cover and exclusive details for massive saga comic collection, future series plans. This book takes many different routes, the swamp monster battles two arch rivals and flirts with the love of his life.
Ever since it first began in 2012, the sciencefiction comic saga by. The blank background, the cold rage on her face, the implied motion is a profound moment that could only have been done in comic books. Like star wars before it, saga is set in a universe at war, meshing. Vaughan returns to comics with redhot artist fiona staples for an allnew ongoing series. Aug 30, 2017 the 2018 image comics holiday gift guide. That makes hazel the product of a starcrossed romance, the only.
Saga is currently on hiatus, but the popular and critically acclaimed scifi comic is far from over. Vaughan and fiona staples series is receiving a new compendium collection that contains the first 50plus issues of the series during an interview with entertainment weekly, vaughn revealed that the series is. From the story concept to the people in charge and all the way down to whod play who, we do it every monday and we call it comic book casting. This weeks issue is the last for at least a year, according to creators brian k. This copy collects issues 1 to 6 of the original releases and follows the soldiers. Both volumes one and two were strong threepointfivestar ratings, and i was. See the exclusive cover for new saga comic collection. When the first issue of saga hit shelves in march of 2012, vaughan tells us. Meanwhile, this all marks the halfway point of the story. They plan to start up their run with a crossover between robotech and voltron, marking the first serious crossover robotech has ever had. Here are a few other books that might help you through your saga withdrawal. I just stepped into a comic book shop for the first time in a.
Vaughan and fiona staples scifi epic adventure, saga, has not only become one of the bestselling and most critically acclaimed comic series since its debut in march 2012, but it has also become one of the most controversial comics, holding the sixth spot on the alas 2014 top ten list of frequently challenged books. Saga is the most beautifully written, beautifully illustrated comic book series. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Saga is an epic space opera fantasy comic book series written by brian k. At long last, its finally time for the third massive hardcover collection of saga, the critically acclaimed scififantasy series from the multiple eisner awardwinning team of artist fiona staples and writer brian k. It depicts a husband and wife, alana and marko, from longwarring extraterrestrial races, fleeing. It seems like nearly every comic book property is being turned into a movie or tv show of some sort lately. Nov 25, 2014 this is but a dash of the unbelievable imagery you encounter in just the first six issues of saga, brian k. Vaughan and illustrated by fiona staples, published monthly by the american company image comics.
I see buzz on twitter about the saga comic series when it wins awards and each. Saga is an epic space operafantasy comic book series created by writer brian k. A new year has arrived, and that means a whole new wave of great comic books is on the way. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. This is but a dash of the unbelievable imagery you encounter in just the first six issues of saga, brian k. Apr 12, 2019 saga is currently on hiatus, but the popular and critically acclaimed scifi comic is far from over. Saga of the swamp thing, volume 1 by alan moore, various. Vaughan, fiona staples on why saga is taking a hiatus. Vaughan is the writer and cocreator of comic book series including saga, paper girls, y the last man, runaways, and most recently, barrier, a digital comic with artist marcos martin about immigration, available from their paywhatyouwant site.
In telling the story of marko and alana, star crossd lovers from two. Saga cocreator reveals when the series will end cbr. From the stars is a robotech comic series which was released by wildstorm comics in 2002. Saga is an ongoing series and space opera from brian k. They use the physical act as a way to work out their issues, together, communicating on. Vaughans story is imaginative yet familiar, tender yet vulgar, fantastic yet socially commentative. With modernday issues explored against a backdrop of horror, swamp things stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues. Telling the story of a family escaping an interplanetary war, saga is an ongoing comic book series, released monthly by image comics. Saga comic will run for a total of 108 issues, meaning the book is. Saga is like star wars, but unfilmable and brilliantly bonkers. But, shocking as it may be, saga is not the only wellwritten, welldrawn, complex comic book story out there.
The saga of the swamp thing book 1 tp league of comic geeks. Vaughan and fiona staples described as romeo and juliet meets star wars meets game of thrones. With saga, fiona and i wanted to refine that even more, making a book that could be an immersive experience for all readers, even if their last exposure to a. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. The compendium will collect all 54 issues of saga to date. Vaughan and fiona staples saga is widely regarded as one of the best ongoing series on the stands. Ive been a fan of comic books for most of my life from tintin, asterix and the beano as a child, into japanese manga through my teens, and now back into the coloured world of western comics. Hopefully comic readers had the chance to whittle down the reading pile over the holiday break. This is the unoffical fansite for the comic book series saga by brian k. Star warsstyle action collides with game of thronesesque drama in this. Jun 01, 2017 in the last five years, theres been no comic book series that debuted to higher praise or prolonged fanfare than brian k. Vaughan and artist fiona staples, has a somewhat misleading name. See what all the buzz is about and dont miss the third installment of the epic saga from fan favorites stephen platt wolverinecable, prophet, moonknight and christian lichtner battlechasers, xmen, rising stars, batmandarkness. In 20, dynamite entertainment purchased the rights to print robotech comics.901 1224 745 660 1093 206 558 17 182 1357 386 19 700 1293 123 1150 624 438 499 531 1544 929 702 1180 650 1554 879 755 186 303 1398 391 36 1356 1251 502 1346 754 879 635 77 531 172 84