The Book I Think You Should Buy:
Saga Vol. 1
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples; Image, $9.99
Maybe you haven’t read Saga yet. This new series is easily one of the best comics of 2012, and while it’s first issues sold really well, it didn’t sell like Avengers Vs. X-Men or The Walking Dead #100, and so there are probably a lot of people out there who haven’t read this yet.
You really should. To begin with, Saga is written by Brian K. Vaughan, best known for Runaways, Ex Machina, and Y: The Last Man, all of which are modern comics classics. The art is by Fiona Staples, who is an incredible artist.
The series is about two lovers from opposite sides in a long-running war. They have both left their armies to be together, and when the book opens, their baby girl is born. They do their best to get her out of the war zone, although they are being pursued by Alana, the mother’s people, and by freelancers sent by Marko, the father’s, side of the conflict.
This is one of the most well-realized fantasy/science fiction comics I’ve ever read. Vaughan and Staples have put together a fascinating comics universe, and are having a lot of fun putting our endangered couple through their paces. The book oozes with character and originality, and it looks fantastic.
If this is not enough to get you interested, let me appeal to you from a financial stand-point. This book collects the first six issues of the series, and only costs $9.99. When you consider that the first issue was about 40 pages long, this is the deal of the month, even if the comic wasn’t all that good.
Really, you need to read this.
So, what would you buy Were Money No Object?