Alana & Marko (Saga)

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Brian K Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man was one of the most suc­cess­ful high-con­cept SF epics in comics, but it never took us into space. Once it was fin­ished, Vaughan largely dropped out of comics for a spell, but his re­turn was spec­tac­u­lar – in Saga he and artist Fiona Sta­ples have cre­ated one of the most com­pelling space op­eras in years, a fairy­tale-es­que mash-up of space­ships, alien worlds, gen­der pol­i­tics and high ad­ven­ture, in which a mis­matched mixed-species cou­ple go on the run with their baby daugh­ter while, be­hind them, an in­ter­ga­lac­tic war be­tween mag­i­cal and sci­en­tific fac­tions rages.

Our he­roes are Alana and Marko – par­ents and rebels – and a lit­tle bit of jus­tice would see their story be­come, yes, this gen­er­a­tion’s Star Wars.

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