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Vaughan, Brian K. Saga: Volume 1. Art by Fiona Staples. Image Comics , Inc.: Berkeley, 2013. Print.

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Saga tells the story of Alanna, a guard from planet Landfall, and Marko, an escaped prisoner from the moon, Wreath, which orbits Landfall. Landfall and Wreath are engaged in a war, which threatens to destroy Alanna and Marko’s marriage and their new daughter, Hazel. Follow Alanna and Marko as they

Visual and textual style: first person dialogue but with an external vision-from-behind narrator, nudity, multiple viewpoints, vernacular

Potential readers/appeal factors: space opera, fantasy, parenthood themes, high school and older because of nudity, sex, love, discovery

Awards

  • Vaughan won:
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Writer for his work on Y; The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Ultimate X-Men.
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Writer for Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex-Machina
    • 2007 Wired magazine Rave Award
    • 2008 Eisner Award for Best continuing Series for Y: The Last Man
    • 2008 Eisner Award for Best New Series for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8
  • Vaughan was nominated for:
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue or One-Shot for Ex Machina #1: “The Pilot”
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for Ex Machina #2-5: “State of Emergency”
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for Y: The Last Man #18-20: “Safeword”
    • 2005 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for Y: The Last Man
    • 2006 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue or One-Shot for Ex Machina #11: “Fortune Favors”
    • 2006 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for Ex Machina #12–14: “Fact v. Fiction”
    • 2006 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for Y: The Last Man #37-39: “Paper Dolls”
    • 2006 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for Ex Machina
    • 2006 Eisner Award for Best Writer for Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man and Runaways
    • 2009 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores.
    • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series for Lost in 2009 and 2010
  • Staples won:
    • 2011 Shuster Award for Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist for Mystery Society #1-5, DV8: Gods and Monsters #1-8
  • Staples nominated for:
    • 2010 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team for North 40
    • 2011 Shuster Award for Outstanding Comic Book Artist for Mystery Society
    • 2013 Shuster Award for Cover Artist for Life with Archie #24B, Dark Horse Presents #10, Action Comics #15B, National Comics Madame
    • 2013 Shuster Award for Artist for Saga #1-8
    • 2013 Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist for Saga
  • Saga won:
    • Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2013
    • Harvey Awards for Best New Series, Best Artist, Best Colourist, Best Continuing/Limited Series, Best Issue/Story in 2013
    • Eisner Awards for Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, Best Writer in 2013
    • 2013 British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel

Other pertinent information

  • Brian K. Vaughan has also written Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Pride of Baghdad.
  • Vaughan was also worked on the television series Lost as a writer, story editor, and producer.

Marvel by Vaughan

Y: The Last Man