This week on View from the Gutters, we discuss Saga, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan.
View from the Gutters is our weekly book club podcast. Each week we discuss one graphic novel or trade paperback, then nominate and vote on what to read for the next episode so you can read and discuss along with us.
This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Saga, Vol. 1-3, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. An ongoing series, Saga is set in a galaxy consumed by a proxy war between the largest planet in the galaxy and its own moon. It is the story of Marko and Alana, two soldiers from opposite sides of that war who fall in love and run away together, pursued by agents of both sides.
Saga is by no means a war story, however. It's a romance, and a story about the many ways that war affects our lives. It's a beautifully illustrated comic with incredible and weird character designs, amazing set pieces, and luscious colors. There are may be a cat who will quickly become your favorite character.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Federal Bureau of Physics, Vol. 1; Annihilation, Vol. 1-3; Spider-Man 2099, Vol. 1; and Judge Dredd: Case Files, Vol. 7 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Annihiliation, Vol. 1-3.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.
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