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New Saga Hardcover Omnibus Perfect for Hitting People Who Don't Read Saga Over the Head With

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 29 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

New Saga Hardcover Omnibus Perfect for Hitting People Who Don't Read Saga Over the Head With

The new edition, Saga: Book One, will contain 504 pages and a hard cover, making it the perfect tool for knocking sense into people who don't read Saga.

Source: Press Release

Image Comics sent us a press release this morning announcing a brand new hardcover edition of the beloved Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Titled Saga: Book One, it will weigh in at over 500 pages and collect the first three volumes of the series. The attractive cover showing an image of Hazel breastfeeding as an infant printed on high quality hardcover material. This is going to be one hard and heavy book, is what I'm saying.

This news couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I was just thinking to myself, self, I really wish we had a large, heavy object with which to beat people who aren't reading Saga over the head with. I mean, if anyone deserves to get whomped on the skull by a massive hardcover graphic novel, it's people who are not enjoying one of the best books being published today, one which won three Eisners at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend. I mean, what kind of idiot isn't reading Saga? Maybe a blow to the head would knock some sense into them, and they'll realize how incredibly stupid they're being for not reading this book and start collecting it right away.

And if they do, once the gigantic lump on their head clears up, they'll be able to purchase this handy volume collecting the first 18 issues for just $49.99. That's a great deal, and they can use the money they save to buy an ice pack to hold against their throbbing head lump.

Everybody wins.

Here's the press release:


New hardcover edition collects first three volumes of acclaimed series

On Saturday, July 26 at San Diego Comic-Con, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples announced to a packed audience at the SAGA panel the November release of SAGA: BOOK ONE, the first in a series of deluxe hardcover volumes of their award-winning and beloved Image Comics series. Collecting the first three paperback volumes of SAGA, the 500-page-plus BOOK ONE will feature brand-new cover art by Staples. It will be released on November 25, 2014.

As Vaughan and Staples revealed in their Comic-Con panel, the cover of each hardcover edition will feature the series’ main character, Hazel. BOOK ONE’s cover depicts Hazel breastfeeding as an infant.

"Saga is the story of Hazel, and each hardcover edition will feature her at a different stage of life in a new cover from co-creator Fiona Staples,” said writer Vaughan. “I have no idea how Staples will top this first one, which perfectly captures our heroine's first few months in the universe. But we're even more proud of what's under the cover, 500 pages of story and never-before-seen extras, including a weirdly detailed creator roundtable about how the team makes a complete issue of our comic, from daydreaming to shipping."

Vaughan’s and Staples’ announcement came the day after they received three Eisner Awards at the annual ceremony held during Comic-Con. SAGA received a Best Continuing Series Eisner, Vaughan received Best Writer, and Staples was awarded Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.

Telling the story of a family escaping an interplanetary war, SAGA is an ongoing comic book series, released monthly by Image Comics. It has won a Hugo Award, a British Fantasy Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards. All three volumes of SAGA have reached number one on the New York Times best sellers list, and volume one has been in the top ten for more than seventy weeks. SAGA's next issue, #22, will be in comic book stores on August 27. Three trade paperback collections are now available, and SAGA: VOLUME 4 will be in stores in December.


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