Saga is set in the middle of a generation spanning war between a technocratic race of winged humanoids and a shamanistic, magical race of horned humanoids; the wings and horns have been fighting for so long that the other races of space have been drawn into the conflict, as army irregulars, mercenaries, arms dealers, refugee shelterers, or civilian bystanders.
In the midst of this, a wing soldier and a horn soldier fall in love and produce a child, a child that is illegal and politically explosive. The family goes on the run, and their journey is narrated by the child, speaking from the future, in which she is all grown up and recounting the story of her life.
We're treated to kind feral wolves and the tragic ghost of a miscarried child that never lived, and a terrifying invisible monster, and the prospect of having to sacrifice a beloved friend to stave off starvation. And there's a cliff-hanger, because Saga's all cliff-hangers. What a fantastic book -- and with the creators on a regular publishing schedule, there are more coming up soon.
Saga 8 [Fiona Staples and Brian K Vaughan/Image]