cover artSaga, a long story of heroic achievement. Also a long, involved story, account, or series of incidents (Google).

Saga the comic book series is just that. Or at least it will be. I just finished volume one and the story is set up in such a way that I am left with all sorts of unanswered questions and looking forward to finding out the answers. How could I ask for anything more?

The story begins with Alana and Marko, husband and wife, each from one side of warring factions in a conflict that has been “outsourced” to other worlds. It is a classic star-crossed lovers story with the addition of technology versus magic. Alana comes from a technologically advanced planet and Marko from a magic wielding one. The couple met when Alana was set to guard Marko in prison. The two escape and have been on the run ever since. Now they have baby Hazel to care for and raise in the midst of it all.

We don’t get the backstory of how they fell in love, how they managed to escape and what they have been doing up until the point of the birth of Hazel. I am hoping some of this gets filled in as the story progresses.

The art is fantastic and full-color and works to both supplement the text as well as move the story along on its own. Faces are wonderfully expressive. There are beautifully drawn depictions of Alana breastfeeding as well a blood and gore and some explicit robot sex.

Also there is a big blue cat who is the sidekick of a mercenary with a heart. The cat can tell if people are lying. A very useful companion to have, though I am glad my cats do not have this skill. At least not that I know of.

I have requested volume two from the library and it is currently making its way to me through the library transit system. Yay!