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The Resource Saga, Volume one, writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson

Saga, Volume one, writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson

Label
Saga, Volume one
Title
Saga
Title number
Volume one
Statement of responsibility
writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson
Title variation
Saga
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe" -- back cover
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, 2013.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Vaughan, writer of the hugely successful Y: The Last Man, isn’t one to think small. In this opener to his ambitious new series, bits of sf space opera and classic fantasy mesh in setting a sprawling stage for an intensely personal story of two lovers, cleverly narrated by their newborn daughter. Though recently soldiers from opposite sides of a massive intergalactic war, moth-winged Alana and ram-horned Marko simply want peace and anonymity to raise their daughter (an abomination to the powers that be) away from conflict and hatred. Vaughan’s whip-snap dialogue is as smart, cutting, and well timed as ever, and his characters are both familiar enough to acclimate easily to and deep enough to stay interested in as their relationships bend, break, and mend. While Vaughan will be the star power that attracts readers, do-it-all artist Staples is going to be the one who really wows them. Her character designs dish out some of the best aliens around, the immersive world-crafting is lushly detailed and deeply thought through, and the spacious layouts keep the focus squarely on the personal element, despite the chaotic cosmos they inhabit. Add another winner to Vaughan’s stable of consistently epic, fresh, and endearing stories. -- Chipman, Ian (Reviewed 12-15-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 8, p38)
  • /* Starred Review */ Eisner-winner Vaughan (Y the Last Man) teams up with veteran illustrator Staples (North 40) in the epic, galaxy-spanning war story of a star-crossed couple protecting their infant daughter. The story opens with the narrator’s birth, in the middle of a machine shop on a war-torn planet. Her parents, Alana, a winged soldier from the planet Landfall, and Marko, a horned former prisoner of war from Landfall’s moon, have been on the run from both of their militaries. Betrayed, the family is almost murdered just as it forms; sheer luck gives Marko, Alana, and their daughter a chance to brave the wilds and make their way into the galaxy. Vaughan’s witty dialogue is laced with universal commonalities—the sharp fingernails of babies, burping techniques, love—that ground the alien nature of the characters and heighten the sense that the war between planet and moon and the hatred between enemies is tragically pointless. Staples’s character designs are fantastic—even the weirdest aliens reveal human emotion—and her two-page spreads, whether of battle or of tree-grown rocket ships, are glorious. This is a completely addictive, human story that will leave readers desperately awaiting the next volume. For mature readers. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 8, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 41, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Imagining that Juliet came from Star Wars and Romeo from Grimm's Fairy Tales might get close to nailing the genre mashup delight of this interplanetary romance. The high-tech Landfall Coalition runs an endless war with the magic-making folks from Wreath, a moon of Landfall. When dark-skinned Landfallian soldier Alana (who has wings) is assigned to guard Wreathean prisoner Marko (who has horns), they swap the chains of captivity for chains of love and escape together to birth their daughter. So now everyone wants them dead: the Landfallians, the Wreathian High Command, and more, including the Robot Kingdom's Prince Robot IV, the humanoid spidery creature known as The Stalk, and a morally flexible human known as The Will. The far-fetched world building paired with marvelous characterization and an underlying theme of parenthood under fire elevate this above your average space opera. Vaughan's plotting and dialog are top notch, and so is Staples's inventive painted art. VERDICT This addictive adult read will be gobbled up by fans of cosmic sci-fi and fantasy dramas. Plenty of adult language plus frank sexual content take this out of the teen area.— M.C. --Martha Cornog (Reviewed January 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 1, p79)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10158871
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaughan, Brian K
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated M Mature
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Staples, Fiona
  • Stephenson, Eric
  • Fonograpiks
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Saga
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
  • Parents of racially mixed children
  • Parents of exceptional children
  • Interracial marriage
  • Ethnicity
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Military deserters
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
Saga, Volume one, writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Saga #1-6
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000050127938
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Immediate source of acquisition
Quentin & Scout Book Club
Isbn
9781607066019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800650553
Label
Saga, Volume one, writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Fiona Staples ; lettering + design, Fonograpiks ; coordinator, Eric Stephenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Saga #1-6
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000050127938
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Immediate source of acquisition
Quentin & Scout Book Club
Isbn
9781607066019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800650553

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