Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • Morning Edition • "If you loved Hotel Rwanda, you'll love The Outhouse."

View from the Gutters #61 — Saga

Written by View from the Gutters on Wednesday, April 02 2014 and posted in Podcasts

View from the Gutters #61 — Saga

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 also 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.

Listen or Subscribe to View from the Gutters on their website or download the episode directly.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!