|"Saga: Volume 1" Cover|
The world-building in this series is wonderful. The galactic war between the Landfallians (who have wings) and the Wreathers (natives of Landfall's moon, Wreath; have horns and antlers) has ensured chaos and hatred between the two races. I've heard Saga compared to the Star Wars series, and in terms of galactic wars I agree, but this series really is in a league of its own.
I love the writing; it's often quite snarky, especially when Alana is involved. I love her as a character - I think she's hilarious. The artwork is absolutely stunning, in my opinion; I think Fiona Staples' artistic style is beautiful so I really enjoy admiring the artwork. In terms of writing and artwork compatibility, Saga has it made - Vaughan and Staples make a great team and the art always matches up with the writing, in terms of facial expressions conveying the witty dialogue and the intended attitude to go with it.
I encountered this series randomly a while ago because the Comixology app on my phone had the first issue available for free. I'd never heard of it before, but the synopsis was intriguing so I decided to give it a shot - and I was blown away.
If you enjoy sci-fi and fantasy stories, beautiful artwork and witty dialogue, then Saga is for you!