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Saga: Book One (Saga (Hardcover Editions))

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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
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Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 504 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Image Comics
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Anne
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone. Really. EVERYONE!
Recommended to Anne by: Mike
So...Saga.
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!

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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,
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Kai
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.
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
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Gavin
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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...


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

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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
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Donovan
"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
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Emma
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
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.

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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!

Please
Richard
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
Cheese
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.
Javier Muñoz
Saga es fantasía, es space opera, es una road movie espacial con su puntito de sexo y violencia, pero sobretodo es un comic sobre la familia, o mejor dicho, distintos tipos de familias.

Esta colección cuenta la huida de Marko y Alana, dos nativos de dos planetas (en realidad un planeta y su luna) que mantienen una cruel guerra a lo largo de toda la galaxia desde hace mucho tiempo. Alana, una piloto de naves degradada a vigilante de una cárcel por cobardía en el campo de batalla se enamora de Mark
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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
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Susie
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.
Trish
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
Valerie
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
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Jamie
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.
EisNinE
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
Drew
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
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Frank
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
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Aildiin
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.
Jamie
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 it a
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Gerasimos
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
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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
Bailey
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is wonderful and everyone should read it. Get this full book one if you can - it reads so quickly! Definitely ticked all my boxes and now I guess I should just say I read graphic novels and comics. This was so great.
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.
Bob Logan
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the best comic on the planet right now.
Mindi
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read volume 1 of this series earlier this month, and I knew immediately that I needed to get my hands on the entire series. So for Christmas I got this edition, which contains volume 1, but also the next two volumes. It's a hardcover, and I like this series so much that owning and collecting the hardcover editions seemed like a good idea. Also, you get more story in these collections, and I knew I would pretty much be binging this one.

This is a series that you just have to convince people to t
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RedL.
5 EVERYTHING IS AWESOME STARS

I honestly don't think I can add anything to the praise this serie has already received. It is all true!

Saga is funny, touching, heartfelt, convincing, addictive and simply enchanting.

Not a dull moment or a weak spot in the plot, strong and believable characters you can only root for, even the bad ones, an organic spaceship, magic, a fugitive enemies-to-lovers couple hunted by all parties in the middle of a galactic war, a Lying Cat I'd give everything to have, toge
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Courtney
Good artwork here (mostly). Hazel, when she's born is really oddly proportioned, but other than that nothing stood out as being (unintentionally) strange.

The plot was good as well, (view spoiler)
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Danielle Long
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fan freaking tastic!!!!! I love, love, love this!!!!
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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

Recently named "Writer of the Year" by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Boo
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