Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, published monthly by the American. Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. Why you Should read: Saga, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples. By Luke I've been meaning to do a review of a comic book for some time now.
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Saga, Vol. 1 book. Read reviews from the world's largest community Published October 23rd by Image Comics (first published October 10th ). Saga. Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red- hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new Saga Book Three: Deluxe Edition. 1 (): Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples: Books. Saga Volume 6 Paperback: pages; Publisher: Image Comics; 1st (first) edition (October.
Beyond creating exceptionally expressive and naturalistic characters, the way she lays out and paces the story is deceptively brilliant and done so in a manner that teaches you how to read comics almost subconsciously.
So, I decided to go back and look under the hood of the first issue of this lauded gateway to the medium for so many to see what it is that works so effectively in drawing people into comics for the first time.
Take note, too, that the color palette here utilizes a gradient of yellow, a radiant color that often instills a sense of optimism and joy. Saga 1 consists of forty-four pages, with four full-page splashes, one double-page splash, and thirty-eight multi-panel pages.
Of those multi-panel pages, none of them are ever more than five panels. It just moves.
Instead, Staples largely riffs on variants of the five-panel grid, almost always allowing for one larger panel to let the page breathe. This one page might not seem like an all-important linchpin to the issue, but it delivers a lesson in pacing, gutters, page-turns, and layout with aplomb. The Invisible Art , a must-read for comic craft nerds shout out to my peoples!
In fact, the sequence introducing The Will and Lying Cat basically utilizes every type of panel-to-panel transition there is. Listen Shop Insiders. Thank you for signing up!
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Good luck! Chapter Eight " 8 December 19, Written by: Fiona Staples Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: Chapter Nine " 9 January 16, Written by: Fiona Staples The Will finally has a good day. Chapter Ten " 10 February 20, Written by: Fiona Staples Marko and Alana's long-lost babysitter Izabel finally returns to the fold, but at what cost?
Chapter Eleven 11 March 20, Written by: Fiona Staples It's an intergalactic family reunion, as Hazel's parents and grandparents join forces to escape a dying world. Chapter Twelve " 12 April 10, Written by: Chapter Thirteen " 13 August 14, Written by: Fiona Staples Hazel and her parents head to the planet Quietus in search of cult romance novelist D.
Oswald Heist. Chapter Fourteen " 14 September 25, Written by: Fiona Staples Gwendolyn and Slave Girl think about the future. Chapter Fifteen " 15 October 30, Written by: Fiona Staples Everything starts coming together.
Chapter Sixteen " 16 November 27, Written by: Fiona Staples Two war correspondents stumble onto the biggest story in the universe. Chapter Seventeen " 17 December 18, Written by: Chapter Eighteen " 18 January 29, Written by: Fiona Staples Our heroes' stay on Quietus reaches its inevitable conclusion " Saga: Chapter Nineteen " 19 May 21, Written by: Fiona Staples Summary Needed " Saga: Chapter Twenty " 20 June 25, Written by: Chapter Twenty-One " 21 July 23, Written by: Chapter Twenty Two " 22 August 27, Written by: Chapter Twenty-Three " 23 September 24, Written by: Chapter Twenty Four " 24 October 29, Written by: Chapter Twenty Five " 25 February 4, Written by: Chapter Twenty-Six " 26 March 4, Written by: Chapter Twenty-Seven " 27 April 8, Written by: Chapter Twenty-Eight " 28 May 13, Written by: Chapter Twenty-Nine " 29 June 10, Written by:It's very creative.
A sudden boom at the door interrupts their moment.
Alana and Marko's peoples have been warring s Sooooo, I finally jumped on the Saga wagon So, they've got people after them. Give me more.
See all 14 questions about Saga, Vol. That balloon bridges the two panels together in a way that you have to move immediately into the new space and introduces you to the way comics are read in a really subtle way. The world of Saga is about as broad as reality itself, so pretty much anything goes.