Book One

Book - 2014
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"Saga is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction"
Publisher: Berkeley :, Image Comics,, [2014]
Edition: Deluxe edition
ISBN: 9781632150783
Characteristics: 504 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Staples, Fiona - Artist


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johnxlarson Feb 08, 2018

An epic adventure begins with fantastic writing and incredible artwork. The scope of the story and the blending of fantasy and science fiction in a very emotional story reminds me in ways of "Star Wars" -- but is definitely aimed at adults or older teens.

Jan 10, 2018

Pretty good book, but you probably shouldn't let younger kids read it to stuff like nudity, language, and violence.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

Science Fiction on an epic scale, with multiple story lines interwoven around a baby girl who shouldn’t exist. Good for people looking for a hybrid of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

Beatricksy Jul 15, 2017

Yes, please, I would like a lot more of this. Forewarning: it's *very* adult. If it's offensive in ANY way, it's in this series. But the art is gorgeous and full of life. The characters are all scummy, and yet they have complicated pieces going on in their backgrounds to make them compelling (regardless of if you like them or not in the end). The plot is fast and intense and makes me deeply curious about what's coming next. The interjections from Hazel are lovely and add an extra element of curiosity to the panels. The ideas and themes of family, refugees, and culture are fascinating. And I'm a huge, huge sucker for characters with giant ears that can flop down when they're feeling sad or scared, which is covered in spades.

This volume out of the few was way so unpredictable, while I was reading I first thought it was Prince Robert IV; yet however, I later realized the actual name Prince ROBOT IV. The art is very creative and imaginative, the writing was good, the effects were very realistic, I can't even describe these things... totally recommended for those of you nerds like me.

Mar 28, 2017

Well written. Unfortunately suffering from the monoculture of evil effect. This being the need to portray homosexuality by anal sex. Portray transvestites as being a natural state and not as what it really is.
People that change their gender tend to have suffered atrocity and having their genital cut off by the SKNF vermin. There are others that have been brainwashed into doing so by the same. There may be others that choose to but this is an extremely small minority if it even exists.
It also has this thing about stereotyping children and families.
I gave it 3 stars because of the writing and not anything else.

PimaLib_SierraG Jun 27, 2016

First off, no this graphic-novel is not something you want to throw at younger children. Saga is one of those poor pieces of literature that meets up with a lot of censorship simply because some people think "comics" equal "kids".
Secondly, this is one of the most outrageous, feminist, heat-felt and deeply hitting space adventures you could possible hope to pick up.
Besides having a truly equal and loving bi-racial couple in the lead, the other characters in this series all do their part to add true diversity to the cast.
I highly, highly recommend Saga for its intended audience and I highly suggest parents to trust when their older teens are ready for this incredible story.

Jun 12, 2016

What a completely original and beautifully done story. Brian K. Vaughan is one the best writers of the modern age.

Mar 27, 2016

It's good, but it's more violent and sexually explicit than I expected. As a calibration point, think more the graphic parts of Sandman than , say, that recent run of Young Avengers.

Compelling as all get-out, though: great art and writing. The scene with the liar cat and the ex-slave little girl just broke my heart.

Mar 13, 2016

I didn't get past page 5. The first few pages had swearing and then there were pictures of people having sex. Our library has it in the young adult section. Definitely should be re-labeled. I would not recommend!

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It's about a story of an adventure where Hazel and her parents went through obstacles in her first few weeks of life leading up to the greatest potential.

Jun 19, 2014

A science fiction love story eager to show you worlds and characters who fully breathe within the pages. Strangeness rules in this tale and it is certainly not for those unwilling to simply let go and bathe in the story. Please check it out!


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Dec 09, 2017

Violence: There's pretty standard fighting for action-based sci-fi as well as some gore, though the gore isn't constant or especially intense. However, there is CSA/sexual violence against a child that it would've helped to know in advance to prepare for that mentally and emotionally. It's not explicitly shown; things are said to and about the child. Their situation is also shown and discussed.

Mar 13, 2016

Sexual Content: Nudity. Shows naked breasts and an alien species having sex doggy style and more


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Jun 19, 2014

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