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Saga: Book One

(Saga (Collected Editions) #1-3)

4.68  ·  Rating details ·  9,016 ratings  ·  915 reviews
At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Eisner and Hugo Award-winning SAGA is finally here!

"It's easy to run out of accolades for this superb series... The dialogue is smart, arch and always rings true, and the visuals, rendered digitally, are alluring and inventive. The Stalk, an eight-eyed, eight-limbed female bounty hunter, remains a creepy favorite." -The New York Time
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 504 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Image Comics
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May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone. Really. EVERYONE!
Recommended to Anne by: Mike
Cheeze-us on a cracker, right? I'm not really sure what I can say about this one that hasn't already been said a million times.
Fantastic! Amazing! Hilarious! Heartfelt! Excellent!


Ok, well I'm not big on re-reading stuff that I recently finished, and I had just read the first 6 issues (volume 1) as part of a Buddy Read with a friend earlier this year. So my original plan was to skim & skip till I got to the new stuff.
Thanks to Mike, I'm the proud owner of this Deluxe Edition!
M'kay, I s
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Once upon a time, each of us was somebody's kid.
Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed.
Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave us on a stranger's doorstep.
No matter how we're eventually raised, all of our stories begin the exact same way.
They all end the same, too.”

Oh wow.
Wow wow wow.
Never really was into graphic novels, but now I might as well be. This is awesome, from start to finish. Beautiful art, intruiging plot, unexpected twists, incredib
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

OK I almost feel like I need to invent a 6th Star to account for how much awesomeness just rolled all over me. I had wanted to read this for some time, and thanks to the good folks at Humble Bundle and Image, I was able to, in a handy dandy digital version!

In a way I'm sad I missed out for this long, but in a stronger way, thank GOD I waited so that I could take in 18 Chapters/Issues all at once. BINGE!

I just don't know where to start...I mean from the first page it grabs you...


Hooked! Profanity
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I’ve got some mixed feelings about this one. Part of me is wondering why the hell I waited so long to start reading this book and part is so friggin’ glad I did so I could read the first 18 issues all at once in this monstrous collection. And, it has about 70% of a boob on the cover. Cha-ching. The breast feeding baby chugging away is a bit of a bonerkill, but whatever.


Brian K. hasn’t delivered like this for me since I finished Y The Last Man. I think it's my love for that series that foolishly
"Until only the darlings remain."

Saga is one of the most difficult comic series to appraise, at least for me, because of its notoriety, genre-defiance, and shortcomings (yes it has those). So let's jump in.

Brian K. Vaughan's story is imaginative yet familiar, tender yet vulgar, fantastic yet socially commentative. It's a real page turner full of sex, drama, violence, and humor. But it also has an annoyingly zealous fan base, it tries so hard that it can feel overwritten, and characterization, a
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
this was really fucking weird but also really cool and interesting and fun.....I'm gonna try to write a longer review later but this book is really hard to describe
It's so refreshing to experience a book series like Saga, a singularly imaginative creation that, amongst the wacky-looking aliens and fantasy action, manages to still be irresistibly charming and deeply heartfelt. In it's story about star-crossed alien lovers born to opposing sides of a galactic war and their fight to stay ahead of a galaxy that sees their newborn child as a threat, Saga truly has something for everyone including romance, an unforgettable and diverse cast of characters, and exc ...more
Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
So I just scored this beautiful hardback deluxe edition of the first three volumes today for FREE because GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE (buy 2 get 2 free) and ALLLLLLLLLLL my friends love it, so why not? Gonna start this one soon.


4.5 stars. RTC.
Btw, I am KINDA in love with The Will.

But it may only be because of Lying Cat.

Give me the second deluxe volume NOW!

Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story an a epic 'Saga'. This is something I really want to follow. It feels like the beginning of something big. Almost like Lord of the rings or Star Wars.

Heartfelt, adult, thrills with twists and turns and fantastic characters.
Vicky N.
Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 - A book with pictures. 4/52

I was never a huge comic book lover until Saga.

Saga is the story of two star crossed lovers.
Landfall and its moon had been at odds for as long as they can remember. Their war had traveled throughout the whole galaxy making planets choose sides.
Until Alana and Marko, two soldiers from each side fall in love and have a baby, coexistence between this two species seemed impossible. Saga starts with the greatest happiness, the birth of th
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
God, this series remains one of my all time faves! Just under Y: the Last Man for my all time favorite comic books of all time. There's just something about the worlds BKV builds that resonate with me a lot more than other writers. I can't quite put my finger on it? Perhaps it's because he builds diverse casts of characters (and I mean truly diverse. Not just "one black person diverse".) and the female characters have personality and aren't just present as love interests. He's a truly phenomenal ...more
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love it still. I cannot help myself. Saga has a rich and exciting plot, fully formed interesting characters, and artwork that is out of this world.
Both the writer, Brian K. Vaughan, and the illustrator, Fiona Staples, are such profusely talented collaborators that their work must be outstanding examples of the genre. Perhaps best of all, in the final pages of the hardcover version of Volume I Vaughan lets us in on the magic of creating graphic novels. Since the writer and illustrator both have unmatched imaginative and artistic skills, their generosity in sharing the techniques of creation seem unlikely to infringe upon their respective po ...more
Brandon St Mark
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was just as good the second time as the first! This is one of the best modern comics I’ve read. I just love the characters, writing, and art. Could not possibly recommend this any more highly (is that correct grammar? Who cares?). Baby Hazel is adorable. I had forgotten how much happened in the first three volumes, but I guess with an Indie comic like Saga there aren’t really any filler issues/arcs.
Saga is so vital, imaginative, and beautifully executed, it might serve as atonement for unleashing that vicious blight on the landscape of television drama, 'Under the Dome'. How someone so talented could screw things up so badly, I'll never understand. I've entertained the possibility that it's a case of writing-room compromises or studio interference, but the fact remains that he's the only man credited with developing this attack on narrative coherence. 'Under the Dome: Developed by Brian K. ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Saga. Loved it. I'm not entirely new to graphic novels as a whole, because I've read tons of manga, but Saga is my first Western graphic novel, and it is pretty much completely different.

You're thrown into a completely different world, and all you can do is accept it.
Robots with TV's as heads, horned people, winged people, a tree spaceship, there's nothing you can do but accept everything that's happening. And why? Because the characters are freaking fantastic. Our two main characters, A
Lost in Book Land
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After hearing a lot of people on various book platforms talk about Saga I really wanted to give it a try, however, upon looking at Hoopla (the software my local library uses) there were so many choices for this graphic novel series I was not really sure where to start. So I sat down and did a little looking and research and found that by reading Book One I would be covering a lot of the volumes and starting at the beginning which is everything I wanted to do. So I borrowed book one from Hoopla a ...more
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, graphic-novel
I wasn't sure if it would live up to the hype, but it surpassed my expectations. Pure brilliance.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have completely fallen in love with this world and characters.
Can't wait to read book two.
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vol. 1: 3.5 stars
Vol. 2: 4.25 stars
Vol. 3: 4.25 stars

I knew going into this that it would be edgy/have a lot of “adult” content shall we say. But I wanted to give it a chance for the span of 3 volumes to see if it was for me. And I’m happy to report that, despite the graphic (and sometimes gratuitous) violence, nudity, etc. I’m looking forward to continuing with this series.

While in general I was fine with the lewd/sexual content, there were a few scenes that felt like they were put in merely fo
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just an absolute blast. I could go on and on about the joys of this book - what's another thing I haven't mentioned yet... the scrawled narration, in a different font? the humor? the heartwrenching violence? - but let it suffice that they are all just freakin' great. It's a big ol' sci-fi adventure, written with joy and imagination. Just what the doctor ordered.
Of course with a title like Saga, we have to realize that we're going in for the long haul. The first issue came out in March 2012; it's
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-omnibus
Had this one on the shelf since it was released, and knew that this was a popular series, no I know why.
I breezed through these pages and could not put it down.
Great story, great writing and realistic dialogue, with real characters and real struggles that I came to care about. The series introduces two characters Marko and Alana, from different races fall in love while Marko is a captive of Alana, then have a child, Hazel, who becomes a narrator and observer of the story.
The fact that they hav
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
The rating should not come as a surprise as I already told everyone I know how I felt about Saga.
This is however a nice addition to the bookshelves of any Saga fan. This book makes it easy to re-read in one sitting all previous issues of Saga while at the same time giving you a way to display your love Saga nicely on your bookshelves.
Highly recommended.
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really great mature graphic novel. Enjoyed reading it and will continue to pick up future volumes.
Tori (InToriLex)
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 Aliens, Magic, and TV Head villains are all crammed into this wonderful comic. There are moments in this that will actually,  make your heart drop. I want to admit that I am a ignorant newcomer to comics, but was blown away by this sc-fi  epic drama. I have shied away from comics because I thought they were all about superheros and nothing else. But this has been recommended by many people on booktube, and book blogs alike so I thought I would give
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, comics
A galaxy far far away torn apart with wars and right in the middle are star crossed lovers. The beginning of a tale promising of action, adventure and love.
I loved Alana and Marko obviously.

It was recommendation from my dear friend Chris. Thank you. It's really amazing.
5 stars

Ummm. How do I review this? Seriously. How do I say what it's about without giving away huge plot points? And how do I say what I liked about it without sounding either wooden or overly enthusiastic? I am going to try, though.

So, there's this war between two species that essentially belong in the same uninverse. One species is from a planet, and the other is from the moon that revolves around the planet. Those two species have been at war for a LONG time, generations of time, an
Gerasimos Reads
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, 2017-favourites

I had an itch for the past few months to find a good graphic novel that was going to blow me away both with its story and its illustrations. I grew up reading classic comics and graphic novels (mostly Calvin and Hobbes and the works of Carl Barks), but I hadn't read one in years and I really wanted to reanimate my love for the genre. Well this book definitely did the trick. It blew me away and it has whet my appetite for more so much so that in my wish-list at the moment I have at least 10 more
Jordan Lahn
Anyone who claims to enjoy comic books and hasn't read Saga needs to pick up this collection and get started right away. The characters are great, the world is dramatic and varied, and the relationships between the unique family at the center of this tale are believable in a way that hits you right in the feels. There is a fair amount of adult content, including more nudity than I would prefer, but don't let that discourage you from this great story. Just don't buy it for your kids. Or your pare ...more
Yousra Serry
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This was so worth the 4OO EGP I spent on it.

I'm seriously growing an intensely unhealthy crush on Marko. seriously unhealthy... also, Alana might as well be the prettiest woman I've ever laid eyes on, Cartoon or not.
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Brian K. Vaughan is the writer and co-creator 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 pay-what-you-want site

BKV's work has been recognized at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes

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