26 August 2013

The comic book series Saga

I've been picking through graphic novels/collections over the past few years. There's been a range of quality--as with any art--but with a rare few classics. Y introduced me to Brian K. Vaughan's writing and it was one of the stronger serialized works I'd come across. I finally decided to check out his other works and got the two volumes x 6-issues-each of the Saga series. This was the most frequently recommended. I've read through the 12 issues three times now and am just shocked at both the creativity in its settings and humanity in its characters. Much more than Y, Saga shocks with nearly surreal scenes that become, ultimately, realistic and thoughtful.

Looking forward to the next issues. #13 was just published this month.

[ posted by sstrader on 26 August 2013 at 11:42:29 PM in Art , Language & Literature | tagged comic books ]

I'll have to check this series out. I enjoyed Y, but haven't ready any of Vaughn's other work. I just picked up the first four volumes of Locke & Key after reading some good reviews.

Posted by: Matt at August 28, 2013 2:44 PM

Interesting. Tell me what they're like. Anxious to get more Vaughan I also bought the first three Runaways collections (from around 2004). They're light entertainment but worth it.

Posted by: sstrader at August 28, 2013 8:53 PM

L&K is written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. It appears to be a dark, haunted house story, but I've purposely avoided learning too much about the story. I was initially intrigued based on good reviews and curiosity about Hill writing a comic. I'm hoping to start it this weekend, but I'll let you know what I think.

Posted by: Matt at August 29, 2013 1:42 PM
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