Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and drawn by Fiona Staples (Gods and Monsters), is one of those few examples of when two mediums of art come together to form a masterpiece.
Immersed within a galactic world, two members of warring races fall in love, have a child no one knew could be born, and are hunted down by mercenaries. Marko and Alana’s union and newly born child are seen as an abomination forcing them to search for a safe place in a savage galaxy. They are on the run from a T.V. headed royal robot, a vicious spider woman, and a mercenary caught between doing what is right and making his cash (who also has an awesome cat that can sense when someone is lying). This is a story in which you conflictingly root for everyone. The characters display such a raw humanity that you will cringe when they are in danger and hope that they all survive.
The visuals are clean yet leave in the artists strokes. The colors are bright and rich enveloping a sci-fi world with fantasy and wonder. The characters and settings are designed so interestingly that you almost believe they could all exist far far away. Simply a pleasure for the eyes.
Saga has just won the Hugo Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the genre of science fiction, for best graphic story. When you read it, you’ll understand why.