Saga #1: Story - Brian K. Vaughan, Art - Fiona Staples, Letters/Design - Fonografiks, Pulisher - Image
I'll start by saying I had Saga pegged as awesome from the get-go. You know how they say "never judge a book by it's cover?" Well, fuck them. Always judge it by the cover when said cover is done by the fabulous Fiona Staples and has the letters B, K, and V attached to it, respectively.
This book is gorgeous outside and in, and the story and fantabulous. Immediately, there is funky space-people in a makeshift maternity garage, giving birth to a bloody little thing with horns and wings. If you're not hooked already, go read A Passage to India or something, you prude. With the wonderful aesthetics of Staples' art, B.K.V's story, and Fonografiks' lettering, this book has already become one I'm picking up every Wednesday that it graces the table.
Aside from all the pretty, it does what all art does at it's finest: imitates life, while adding laser guns. As a parent myself, I can see the parallel for bringing a child into a world that kind of sucks (though I think it's safe to say that we're not ruled by prematurely ejaculating TV-headed robots), having parents and friends that don't exactly agree with your choice of partner, and the fear that your kid might have an even worse world to live in once they're grown. It could also be that I'm reading too far into it and this is just a crazy-ass funnybook about goat-people, wing-people, and indiscriminate amounts of sex. Either way, I'm sold.
In short, you should probably buy this book. It's printed on great stock, has one of the best creative teams ever, and it's still only $2.99. Do this, and we'll be friends. Swearsies.
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