Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spotlight on ~Comic Books~ This Week's Pick is: Saga

Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and is based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts a husband and wife from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series. (from wikipedia)

I stumbled upon this series one day while browsing through my local Books-a-Million store. I picked it up, and flipped through it quickly..then went back and started to read it slowly. This isn't a child friendly comic, but it is amazing. The artwork is weirdly beautiful and unique. The story lives up to it's name! It's a very intensely emotional story of a couple that is bringing up their child in a world that wants to tear them apart (both literally and figuratively)

This is purely fantasy but has a very clear statement about acceptance that can be applied to real life. I love that Alana and Marko have their differences and have roadblocks, but they come together for each other and their kid. The secondary characters are pretty spiffy too. I'm definitely a new fan and I am totally in love with this series!

If you are looking for a new comic book series, this is definitely one to check out!

Next Week I'll Focus On My Favorite Movie
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