Saga – Star Wars meets Game of Thrones

Saga – Image Comics

I love graphic novels. I used to read comics a lot as a kid. Then I sorta drifted away from them, but the last few years I’ve become a big fan of graphic novels.

I’m currently reading The Walking Dead graphic novels (which differ a LOT from the AMC television series) and a big time fave of my is Fables by Bill Willingham, which the ABC show Once Upon A Time appears to have borrowed quite a few ideas from.

I just stared a new series called Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Saga won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. I can see why.

It’s the story of a man and a woman, Alana and Marko, who are on opposite sides of an intergalactic war that’s been waging for generations. Not only are they fleeing from forces on both sides of the conflict, but they’re struggling to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the story. It’s greatly influenced by Star Wars but it’s definitely not for the kiddies.

I just started reading it, but I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m a big fan of space opera, so I’m always happy to come across books, movies, and graphic novels in that genre. The series was first published in 2012, so I have some catching up to do! It’s also got a lot of fantasy elements so it’s more of a cross blend of genres, which makes it even more appealing to me.

I heard about the series at the Wiscon website, as it’s being considered as a possible panel topic for the convention.

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